Saturday, September 6, 2008

64 Books

The Hall Family has been on a book hunt. With a mission to expand our home classics library, we scanned the book shelves at three DI's the past couple of days, and now are 64 books richer. When you consider that many cost only $.50 and $.75, it's not a horrible investment, though there were the $1.00, $1.50, and $2.00 books in there, plus a few other 'treasures' the kids found during the expedition.

It's exciting to have so much greatness at our fingertips.

Jamie found a set of four books called "Out of the Best Books." I guess they were written to be used in Relief Society groups back in the 1960's to study literature together, but there are poems, short stories, and excepts with a discussion section after each. As it states in the preface to the first volume, "the best way to study literature is to read it... Literature is vivid and exciting and provocative--but only when we have read it." And so, we read! After looking through them I'm excited to read and use them with our homeschooling, and at only $1 each!

Here are some of my favorite quotes on reading.


  1. SIXTY-FOUR books??

    I would like a complete listing! :)

  2. They were all put on shelves in various places, but I found 57 of them.

    The Little Prince
    Julie of the Wolves
    Number the Stars
    Cheaper by the Dozen
    The Great Gatsby
    Island of the Blue Dolphins
    The Lottery Rose
    My Brother Sam is Dead
    Ann Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (bought 2, one for paperbackswapping)
    The Bluest Eye
    Song of Solomon
    The Lonesome Gods
    Silas Marner
    The Secret Life of Bees
    Jacob Have I Loved
    Into Thin Air
    Out of the Best Books, 4 Volumes
    Angela’s Ashes
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    Mere Christianity
    The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
    Series of Unfortunate Events, #4
    Bionicle Adventures #4
    Stuart Little
    The Witches
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Bat Boy
    Escape from Germany
    Across Five Aprils
    The Hardy Boys #1
    One-Eyed Cat
    Banner in the Sky
    On the Far Side of the Mountain
    Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson
    A Long Way from Chicago
    The Secret School
    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
    The Star Wars Trilogy
    Transformer Armada
    Incident at Hawk’s Hill
    My First Little House on the Prairie
    Rascal - 52
    Kristen Learns a Lesson (American Girl)
    Wrinkle in Time (bought 2, one for paperbackswapping)
    The Life You Imagine by Derek Jeter
    Ken Griffey Jr.