wraithfodder (wraithfodder) wrote,

Survived the weekend

In last two weeks, did three library book sales. The first one is huge and everything is in alphabetical order, so was easy to find stuff. It was in a school gymnasium so A/C and auditorium and I did find some books but not a lot. The second one was held outside under tents as library doesn't have that much space. Found half a dozen books and a Tony Hillerman audiobook. Last one was a sidewalk sale at another library. Not a ton of books but found a cheap book on mac'n'cheese (I may never use but the pictures are yummy looking). The last two I cooked, aka sweltered as we're now in a heatwave. Heat isn't so bad but yech, the humdity.is awful. I'm sure it's a lot worse down south. I scored the compete Fawlty Towers DVD set, in perfect condition, for $4! Also found a Stargate Sg-1 book - "Do No Harm". Read it already, and well, although I love the series, the book didn't appeal to me, so goes back into my sale pile.

While I love library book sales, I'm tired of those dealers with their scanners. The second library sale (under tents) had staff repeatedly yelling at those people (because normal folk aren't grabbing and tossing). I'd love to ban them for 15 minutes; let the average folk come in, grab some books to leave. The science section looked like it got trashed by five year olds. That's where the high resale stuff is. They grab book, scan, toss. I got in there and managed to get a few books I wanted, but geez. I bumped into a couple later on who were grumbling about some guy bumping into them and not apologizing, and yup, it was one of those dealers. ON the plus side, nobody was hunting Pokemons ;)

Meanwhile, The Last Ship is back on and doing good. Most shows tend to get secondseasonitis and go downhill. Have found a guilty pleasure in CBS's Braindead, with alien creatures chewing up people's brains and taking them over. In Washington DC. If that were true, it would explain so much, but Washington, sigh, is such a mess. I can't stand the Presidential election news and tweets. Why can adults behave so badly and people still want to elect them? (I'm talking both parties).

And as much as I hate the heat and humidity, it's preferable to winter and cold temps and high heating bills and shoveling snow.
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I love Tony Hillerman. I have some of his books and the movies they made from some of his books. I have to try our local library book sales myself, see what they have.

Yup, going through a heat wave too. Staying inside where I can keep semi cool.

It's good no one was chasing Pokemon because it's getting ridiculous with people being robbed and having car accidents chasing these imaginary things. In the end your risking your life for nothing.

Good to see your back hon.
Wow, last time I posted Pokemon Go was all the rage and now it's evaporated. And the heat wave is gone. I'm sobbing. I don't like the cold and it's even winter yet!
reprieve for this week hon. It's supposed to be warm for a few days. Grab it while you can.
My library is lucky enough to be in a building with an auditorium that we take over for a week to set out our stuff for sale, so we have air conditioning, which is a must for a sale in August.

We only do "rough sort" though, putting non-fiction together by Dewey 100s (with signs indicating the types of books in each one), and hardcover/trade fiction covering one long stretch of table. The latter we do at least try to cluster books by the same author together, but it's useless to alphabetize because it would last maybe five minutes if we could ever get it done.

I know some sales ban scanners, either completely or on certain days. I'm mixed on them, because we might have a couple at each sale and can make a lot more money off them than individuals, yet if they park themselves and block others from looking or start tossing books around, then you can bet my volunteers will be fetching me to deal with it. Yay, the fun of being in charge. :)
I can understand why they allow scanners. Libraries want to sell the books to make money to keep libraries open. If the people using them were just more, well, POLITE, it would be fine.
I see what you mean about joining the club. I used to hit up library book sales and the Printers Row Book Fair, but my vision has hit a point where it's easier to read ebooks because I can customize the display for more comfortable reading.

I never used to like audiobooks, but after I realized how much time I was spending in the car each week (especially in the summer with construction-enhanced commutes) I figured that was a lot of reading time I was missing out on. Now my dad (not a reader) rolls his eyes at me for reading 2 books at once: one on audiobook in the car and one on my tablet everywhere else.

A student at the college where a friend of mine works ran out into the road chasing Pokemon on her phone last week. Fortunately she wasn't hit, but she never looked up from her phone.

The only thing I'm watching at the moment is Killjoys.
Right now I'm not doing audiobooks as I'm listening to NPR. Presidental election stuff, well, as much as I can tolerate. Will get back to them probably after that.
Why can adults behave so badly and people still want to elect them?
No idea.

I've been to one library sale, and ended up with all sorts of books I really didn't need. lol
Oh, it's so easy to end up with books you don't need. A tower of them toppled over last night and I thought, I really need to read through 'em and get rid of 'em!
lol You wouldn't believe the stuff I came home with once. They looked cool at the time, I swear!!