Well, granted, some of the books on my list are very recent and perhaps I shouldn't expect to find them at the book sale. They're about to come out in paperback, or they just have come out in paperback, so I have found books like that at the sale before. But, alas, not today. I found only Craig Johnson books I didn't need, no Victoria Thompson in the Gaslight series (although I did find the second book in her new series), alas no Gladys Taber, no Jodi Taylor books, nor The Silver Gun, etc. But I still managed to come home with A Stack fifteen inches high.
- Jesus and His Times, a "Reader's Digest" book that seemed appropriate for Lent or the approaching Easter season
- Firehorse, about a teen girl who moves to Boston right before the great fire
- Hattie Ever After, the sequel to Hattie Big Sky
- Anything for a Laugh, another Bennett Cerf collection
- Here's England, a tour book of England from 1950 by a husband and wife team
- My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective, pastiches
- City of Secrets, a sequel to Victoria Thompson's City of Lies
- A Christmas Party by Georgette Heyer, which will go into my Christmas reading pile
- America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines, which seems perfect reading for March
- Good-bye, Mr. Chips and Other Stories (I had no idea James Hilton had done other Chips stories! This collects all of them, and is illustrated to boot)
- Victoria's Daughters, which I've wanted for ages
- a hardback edition of The Wind in the Willows with no cover but Tasha Tudor illustrations
I also bought something for Alice and Ken, and a curiosity for Rodney.
I finally got done at the civic center at quarter to noon; it was still raining, but lightly, so I stacked the two bags of books one on top of the other and got them out to the car without getting them wet. It took me a while, but I got down to Tin Drum despite lunch-hour traffic, picked up lunch for both James and I, and got home without incident.