Today we had a surprise dental appointment for both of my daughters. Well, not really a surprise, but more like a forgotten appointment, until I recieved a little reminder from their office. Chompers all looked great, and their appointments went smoothly!
After we finished there, we decided to stop at our local library. I wanted to peek in their area where they have books for sale, as I wanted to find a cheap book that teaches Latin, to fill in all the things I was growing confused about. I had looked online for the info, but just couldn’t seem to find the info explained in a manner that was clicking with me. Sadly, we found no Latin books. I found a lot of really beautiful old books in other foreign languages, and was so tempted to bring them home with me, but I refrained. After all, what would I do with all these books I don’t know how to read?
We did find a Disney Enchanted book for my youngest for $.50, and a lovely hardcover childrens book that was filled with Mexican folktales that celebrate women for only $1, which made my oldest quite happy. My husband even managed to find a random book about science experiments that he wanted, again, for only $1. So we made it out of there with some treasures!
I was still on the look out for a Latin language book, though. We don’t have a bookstore in our town, other than that small area with books for sale in our library. One town over is the used bookstore I went to on Sunday, and a little further out to another town is a 2nd and Charles bookstore (which is huge, with used and new books). We decided to drive out that way, eat at Red Robin, and swing by 2nd and Charles to see if I could hunt down a Latin language book. Lukcily, there was one Latin book (only one), and it was Latin for Dummies. Perfect! I have to admit, I love Dummies books, so it is kind of two things I like rolled into one. This book should answers my quesions and have me back on my way to learning Latin.
I am quite proud of myself lately. I have been trying to refrain from buying books, and trying to find cheap books when there is something I need. I tend to buy more books than I need, and am trying to change the way I approach book buying. I want to make sure it is something that I really really want to read, and that I will actually read, sometime in the next couple of months. If not, back on the shelf it goes. I think in the past couple of months or so, I have been very selective, and am pleased about it!
One of my book purchases that I am happy about is The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens. I had purchased the second book in this series a while back from Bookoutlet.com for $.99, and realized that I wanted to get the first book before I dig in. I was not having any luck finding it, and kind of wanted to be picky buying only a hardcover to match the second book I have, and just didn’t want to spend the money. I was shocked to find it at the used bookstore this past Sunday! I really need to start this soon, this series looks so fun.
Now that I have my Latin/English Dictionary and my Latin for Dummies books, I think I am all set. Plus I have that middle grade series to start, I shouldn’t have to go looking for books for a long while again. Fingers crossed!
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