I am not a shopper... except at one time of year, and this is it!
Used homeschool curriculum sale time!
Due to stomach bugs and various life events, I only made one sale this year. But it was the best! As usual, I found nothing for which I was looking, but came home with lots of great things anyway.
At used curriculum sales, I face a couple of challenges:
(1) Being overwhelmed by the sheer volume, and by the voice in my head that says, "Hurry, you're going to miss something you should have bought!"
(2) Seeing something that I want but needing to pass it up because it's over-priced. This happens fairly often.
(3) Seeing something that I want but needing to pass it up because the physical quality of the book isn't going to meet our needs (i.e. yellowed paperback books, falling-apart hardbacks, etc.).
Despite that, I enjoyed my time thoroughly and am sorry it's over till next year!
Here they my finds!
For ME: I especially need the selection on the bottom left.
Missionary Biographies - I'm especially excited about the titles from "Christian Heroes Then and Now" (top left, bottom right). We are currently reading their book about Gladys Aylward, and the children love it.
Classics and History Readers - I adore the Eyewitness Classics series (top left and bottom right) and was thrilled to find two more. "The Yearling" and "Pollyanna" are classics that I want to have in our library. (I am currently working to build a solid library for our family of good-quality classics for children and young adults.)
For Young Children:
Okay, this one is admittedly one I should have checked out before buying. It's a great book, but it takes human reproduction further than I would have liked. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with this one.
And there you have it! A very successful day, and a very enjoyable one. Not only did I find lots of delicious books, but I met up with lots of local homeschoolers and got to chat - always so much fun.
And next time... I'll be there at the very beginning so that I can snag even more!
(Books are the only area in which my minimalist frenzy is in severe remission.)
Happy shopping for those of you heading in the same direction this time of year!