The most fun a Mama Squirrel can have: one particular downtown thrift shop that has an ever-changing back corner full of books, mostly for a quarter or at least under a dollar; and a half hour or so alone to search through it.
On this particular Saturday afternoon, I brought home:
Erewhon, because Krakovianka recommended it
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (in one volume with Maggie-Now), both because Krakovianka recommended them (see a pattern here?);
Cry the Beloved Country (read it already, but we didn't have a copy);
School for Scandal (a play scheduled for The Apprentice for next year);
Tasha Tudor's And It Was So;
2 well-used copies of The Mennonite Hymnal, to go with our other one so that we don't have to crane our necks to see the words;
3 copies of The Mennonite Bicentennial Songbook (to go with our other half-dozen);
a complete volume of Lord of the Rings, for The Apprentice (actually that came from a used bookstore around the corner from the thrift shop, but it was on sale);
Chris Madden's Guide to Personalizing Your Home: Simple, Beautiful Ideas for Every Room. Inspired by Krakovianka's post What's On Your Walls?;
a Lucy Waverman cookbook;
and some old back-to-school issues of Family Fun.
Altogether, a good afternoon.