Weekend Coffee Share: A Library Book Sale

Join us for some coffee time!If we were having coffee, I would ask for the iced version because the last few days have felt like mid-summer! At the beginning of the week I was hopeful that Fall was on its way as we left home in the morning wearing our jackets. Alas, we were disappointed. My daughter cannot wait for ‘sweater-weather’ and is forced to continue wearing shorts and short sleeved t-shirts.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the week at school was pleasant. My students are slowly getting used to their new teacher as well as their new classroom routine. I am still in the process of setting a few things up (such as their binders) but hopefully that will be completed soon. I have a volunteer coming in this week and she will help me get everything together. She has helped me before so she will know exactly what to do.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I attended a library book sale at the large reference library in Toronto. They hold a large book sale from time to time in order to raise money for the literacy programs that are held in various library branches all over the city. I was astounded by the number of books on offer considering it was the third day of the sale. I left there with a bulging bag of books which cost me 50c each. Not only will I get pleasure from these books, but so will the people I will pass them onto.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the heat is making me drowsy. It is definitely the kind of day to spend reading in front of the fan. I have had a busy day up until now and am going to relax a little and continue with my current read: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

Enjoy your upcoming week – may it be an enjoyable one.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the Weekend Coffee Share)

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13 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Library Book Sale

  1. I would sip my tea and tell you that our weather has been perfect the last few days. Perfect for me, those who like it hot would complain. Most Brits spend a lot of time moaning about the weather and I’m not any different, but I also talk about it when it’s nice too. We have had a few days of blue skies and sunshine with temperatures getting into the low twenties (Centigrade) but getting chilly at night. This is just right for me. Between the End of May and the middle of August we had a hot spell. We had no rain at all and temperature were consistently reaching or passing thirty degrees. At night it didn’t drop below twenty four degrees and I felt like I went weeks without sleep. It was awful. I am so pleased with the weather we are now having. I bought a couple of books at a charity shop, one is a Readers Digest compendium of four childrens classics, Robin Hood, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Wind in the Willows and Tom Sawyer. I am going to relive my childhood and read that while I finish my tea.

    Have a great week. 🙂

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    1. What you are describing is the perfect weather for me too. Temperatures in the 30s with high humidity is too difficult for me. I cannot sleep properly, I feel sleepy (we do not have an ac), and I get heat rash. Autumn is the perfect season and is over too quickly for me.
      Your compendium sounds perfect! I loved the Wind in the Willows as a child – I forget how many times I read it.
      Happy reading 🙂

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  2. Hi Colline. If we were having coffee, I would go with the iced version too given the heat, but, I would finish it quickly and offer to drive you back down to that library so we could do a book sweep and find treasures. One day while hiking as a young boy, my friend and I found a freshly burned out home. It was nearly in ruins but one room was still partially intact. No roof anymore and fully exposed to the elements, but part of one wall was – oh lord would you look at that – a heavily damaged small library. We were only about 8, but had a fun time seeing what survived and what didn’t. Many books were barely damaged and it was a fun time for both of us. Books are amazing.

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