A Winter Weekend

I had excitedly awaited this weekend all week. Why?
Because there was a book sale in our town. They are great, you can get awesome books for even more awesome prices most of the time.
We left home at 10am to be there at the beginning so we could be among the first to pick and choose.
"First in, first served"!
Unfortunately it was the type of book sale where it is hard to find the books you want.
I walked out the door an hour and a half later with around 14 books and an empty wallet. *contented smile*
I had to walk home as the others had left before me because I was taking to long. It was freezing outside. *shivers*

Here is what I got

From left top to bottom right:

  1. Home Aromatherapy by Julie Lawless
  2. Poems of Nature edited by Gail Harvey
  3. The Joy of Christmas by Marian French and Judy Benjamin
  4. The Story Girl by L.M Montgomery
  5. A Christmas Carol & The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
  6. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  7. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  8. What Katy Did by Susan M. Coolidge
  9. Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
  10. The Scribe by Francine Rivers
  11. The Prophet by Francine Rivers
  12. The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  13. Sanditon by Jane Austen and Another Lady
  14. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I managed to get some reading done this morning before church and even more when I got back.
Currently I am reading 'The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston'
I find that listening to instrumental music while I read helps me to concentrate and read a bit quicker.

Today was warmish and sunny so in the afternoon my Mum took all 7 of us to a park.
I read a bit more, planned this blog post and took photos.

                            My sister loves water!

    Who else loves taking photos of their books?

                                     I love magnetic bookmarks because they don't fall out!

                                      The lambs are a bit early, spring isn't for another month.

And so ends the weekend! 
I hope you had a good weekend and have a good week (despite the school work).

I will enclose a small poem to put us in the springy mood!

Spring Quiet

Gone were but the winter,
Come were but the Spring,
I would go to a covert
Where the birds sing;

Where in the whitethorn
Singeth a thrush,
And a robin sings
In the holly-bush.

Full of fresh scents
Are the budding boughs
Arching high over
A cool green house;

Full of sweet scents,
And whispering air
Which sayeth softly:
"We spread no snare;

"Here dwell in safety,
Here dwell alone,
With a clear stream
And a mossy stone.

"Here the sun shineth
Most shadily;
Here is heard an echo
Of the far sea,
Though far off it be."

Christina Rossetti

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