Well, this has been an eventful weekend. My niece came over for a sleepover Friday. We took her out for Mexican food then went to Home Goods to check out Halloween decorations. After that, we went to the book store because I have a coupon and I so hate to waste them. Brianna wanted to head over to her age section so Uncle Cam went with her so I could look. Didn't take long to pick up the book I wanted so I went back and found her and let him go look at what he wanted to.
We have always said we'll never say no to buying books. We may say no to a particular book, but we will never say no to books. So why is it that my 10 year old niece was only looking at hard covers? She didn't get that from me. While I do prefer hard covers and take every opportunity to say so to hubby, I don't think I ever told her that. So weird. But here I am figuring we can get her two or three books, paperbacks aren't that expensive, and she's picking up freaking $17.00 hard covers!!! It seems as if we are going to have to teach her the finer art of bargain hunting and ordering on line if she keeps wanting the more expensive hard covers.
But Uncle Cam said she could have a book, so how could I say, "Not that one, find one cheaper." The funny thing is that I have a lot of the books on the new title shelves. There were four bays of new titles and I was pointing out all the books I had, the majority from BEA. So then it was a guessing game. DO you have that? No. Do you have that one? No. Do you have that one? No. Do you have that one? Yes. Even though I pointed out all the books I had, she still had to ask if I had any of the books I didn't point out. So, she got off with a hard cover (I told her she could only have one hard cover) and a paperback and she decided she was going to put things on her Christmas wish list.
That was interesting to. I was showing her how to add things to an Amazon wish list. I was also showing her how to search for a book she likes and then scroll through the recommendations. Or how to go to the Books store, select Children's books and click on her age bracket. I showed her how to type in the name of an author and go to their store so she could see all the books the author wrote. She spent a bit of time Friday night going through all the middle school aged books I have and adding them to a list she was making so she could go home and add them to an Amazon wish list. Saturday morning I went up into the attic and found half a box of middle school books I've bought over the years. She was told she can read any of them she likes, but they are for here and not to take home.
She's not the best reader in the world, but it was just so cool to see her getting so excited about looking at books and wanting to read books. When she gets older, I have a whole slew of books she can transition to.
She stayed over Friday because we were all going to a family day where hubby does his Live Action Role Playing (or LARPing). And, before you ask, no, I am not succumbing. I went for Brianna and as a favor to hubby and I can say with certainty that I never would have expected to find myself at a LARP event, but it was fun. They had a scavenger hunt for the kids that lasted all day. The kids were finding treasure (gems and coins) and they all had foam swords. Although they were supposed to be killing the goblins, they would descend on any human coming near their savage little pack, including the owner of the camp ground. Then after striking him to the ground were shouting, "I'm checking his pockets! I'm checking his pockets!" They were looking for coins and gems. Too, too funny. Brianna seemed to enjoy her self at times and want to go home at other times, but it must have been a successful outing as she now has announced she'd like to go every month. Well, you're on your own, kid.
Today was a day spent in PA looking for Halloween stuff. We went to a garden center that usually has really cool stuff, onto Peddler's village where they were having a Scarecrow Festival and a Scarecrow contest. From there onto New Hope and on home. It really was a perfect weekend to be out and about. The weather beautiful and Fall is finally arriving.
And with that I should probably get to the important stuff...The stacking of the shelves.
Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
Unspoken ( The Lynburn Legacy) by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - I missed this one at BEA.
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake - I missed this one at BEA as well.
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carrigan - I got the sequel at BEA, but figured I should start with book 1.
The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison - Lawks a mercy!! Tallulah's back!!
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Neverwhere written and read by Neil Gaiman
The Muppet Movie (The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition)