This morning there was another Book Fair in the city, this time organised by the Rotary Club.
I succumbed to temptation and went along to have a look, along with a large crowd of other avid book searchers.
The books were sorted into categories and ranged around the room, being viewed by Masked Readers (being a retail outlet, we were still required to wear a mask) who were practising a controlled form of subtle-push-and-shove, and grab-before-your-neighbour-gets-it.
I came home with eleven new Treasures, all non-fiction, and now have to find somewhere in the bookcase for them. Once I have read through them, that is.
The books I got were:
Charlie Hammond’s Sketch Book – Charlie left England for the Antipodes in the 1890s and recorded his story in illustrated diaries
Cottages of New Zealand – a coffee table book about early settlers’ cottages and their gardens
Cowpats and Brickbats – a collection of tales from the Waikato (our province)
Flower Painting Workbook – a contemporary view on painting flowers
Healthy Gut Cookbook – recipes for digestive health
Historic New Zealand – showcasing some different places I may like to visit
Learn to Paint Landscapes – by Alwyn Crawshaw, an English artist I admire
Patterns of the Past – another sketchbook, this time drawings of early New Zealand buildings
Scarves and Other Accessories – different ways to wear and use accessories
Sewing Specialty Fabrics – a Singer book of tips on how to sew difficult fabrics
The River – the story of the Waikato River, which flows through Hamilton
|A random page in Charlie Hammond's Sketch Book|
Altogether, my shopping cost me $40.00 - attending a Book Fair is indeed a very dangerous place for my wallet to visit!
Happy reading 😊