…which brings to mind the passing this week of Andy Williams who, for me, will always mean Christmas. Aside from being one of the best vocalists of his age, he always exhibited a quiet,quirky sense of humor that made his variety and Christmas shows fun to watch. His Christmas album is my second favorite holiday album and my most favorite traditional album (A Charlie Brown Xmas will always be my favorite). Mr. Williams certainly left an indelible mark on this world. His voice and humor will be missed.
The title of this post, however, is in direct reference to the annual county library book sale, which always takes place at the end of September/beginning of October. As many books as one can fit in a standard grocery store paper bag for one price. The first week of the sale its $5 a bag, the next week $2 and the last week $1. This was the $1 week and I was able to snag ten hardcovers and six paperbacks, although I felt a little guilty cramming so many books in a single bag so I gave them two dollars. Big spender, I know. I’m fairly certain I haven’t hit all the books I’ve hauled from previous years and my to-read shelf is overflowing as it is. Maybe I should open my own library branch….