Monday, January 27, 2014

I Know How to Share My Things!

And... That was the best title I could come up with under pressure. Self imposed pressure, but pressure nonetheless. 
 I work with children and this phrase is something I'd like to hear little voices say much more often. I have these titles listed on my paperbackswap account, but I have, and have had, no takers for a very long time. 
Here is a list of the titles and conditions of each book in the picture (below), comment if you are interested in any of them. All of these books I am sending out at no cost, just because I want someone to love these. 

1) Emma by Jane Austen...well loved, creased spine 'old book' smell, 

2) Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte....creased spine, crumpled flyleaf, otherwise like-new condition

3) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne...Yellowed pages, creased spine, 'old book' smell

$)  Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson...Scribbled inside front cover, yellowed pages, 'old book' smell

6) Mansfield Park  by Jane Austen... creased front cover, faint penciled price on flyleaf

7) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  by Mark Twain...yellowed pages, 'old book' smell creased front cover

8) Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne...sticker on front cover, creased front cover, 'old book' smell, otherwise like new

9) The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy new condition.

10) Ella Enchanted  by Gail Carson Levine...creased spine, 'thumbed' edges and corners

11)Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth new condition

Comment and/or message me for more details or to let me know you are interested. If you comment it makes it easier for everyone to know what books have been claimed alreasy without my having to update!!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Confessions, confessions.....

Hello lovelies!
  As this blog is called Confessions of a Used Book Store Waif....I will be confessing some things in this post.

 You may recall that in November I had planned on participating in NaNoWriMo. Well, confession number one is that, although I participated< I failed in completing my novel. I did however get fairly well along before I because overwhelmed with life details and put it on the back burner. For now.
  Then, I told you that I wanted to do a Post-A-Day challenge for my blog in December, but in the last few days of November my grandmother went to the hospital with severe fatigue and breathing problems, that ended up being due to pneumonia. She was put on a respirator to help her lungs function properly and seemed to be getting better. But a few days later, after the doctor had tried to take her off the machine and her lungs still weren't working properly without it, my grandmother asked to be taken off of it anyway. That night she went to be with her Savior, Jesus.
  So the month of December went a little crazy, but I think it was used for good things by the grace of God.

Now, does this mean I am ready to be blogging again this month? No. I would like to take a short (this time planned) hiatus from blogging. I'd like to use the month of January to concentrate on daily Bible reading, and growing closer to my Savior.

 In February I'd like to work on blogging and writing more. I have a small goal for each moth this year, but I'm not going to share them all right now and risk boring you all to death. But I think this is a better way of doing "resolutions" which I never really to into anyway.

 So for now Tootles! And bless Jesus!