“The story of Francois Villon was more wonderful each time she read it. Sometimes she worried for fear the book would be lost in the library and she’d never be able to read it again. She had once started copying the book in a two-cent notebook. She wanted to own a book so badly and she had thought the copying would do it. But the penciled sheets did not seem like nor smell like the library book so she had given it up, consoling herself with the vow that when she grew up, she would work hard, save money and buy every single book that she liked.”
– From “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith
We went to a book sale at the library! What a haul!
There are many happy hours of reading to look forward to. Some Helen MacInnes older novels I had never read, a volume of three-in-one mysteries by Josephine Tey! A Mary Stewart! what riches! : ) I even found a D.E. Stevenson. We came home with three bags full of books and even then could have bought more. Maybe another day….
happy reading, (and may you find many book sales this summer!)