Library Book Sale


Every year, the library on campus sells the books left behind by students in their rooms after the school is over as well as the ones donated by faculty and students. I wasn’t going to attend the book sale because I brought quite a few books with me to school this year and really didn’t think after discovering free books from the Sociology Department that I needed to buy any more.

That mindset didn’t last long, though, thanks to the fact that I had Spanish class at the library and had to walk right past the book sale. Needless to say, I wound up walking away with a couple of books.

  • The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank (Ellen Feldman) — A fictional account of the life of Peter, who lived in hiding with  Anne Frank in the annex, had he survived the Holocaust.
  • October Surprise (Gary Sick) — I’m leery of this book because it makes the claim that member of the Reagan-Bush campaign tried to influence the outcome of the 1980 election by delaying the release of the hostages of what became the Iran-Contra Affair. But I was intrigued and just couldn’t put the book down when making my final selections.
  • The Smoke Jumper (Nicholas Evans) — This book was recommended to me by my mom, but I never managed to read it this summer. All I know is it’s about a fire in Montana’s mountains.
  • A Story That Stands Like a Dam (Russell Martin) — I watched a documentary on the push to stop building a dam in Dinosaur National Monument in my environmental economics, and after the film was over my professor informed us that a land swap was conducted; no dam in Dinosaur for a dam in Glen Canyon. So I was thrilled when I found this book for sale.
  • Wild Swan (Jung Chang) — A nonfiction book about a Chinese family — particularly “three daughters of China” — over three generations.
Photo © Me. “Five books for $2.50”. Taken: September 17, 2010.

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