We used to volunteer to sort books for Lifeline – basically we go through the books that are donated, clean, cull or price the books to prepare for their book fairs, to raise money for the service.
We haven’t been able to sort for a while because the evening sorting “shifts” are no longer. But we still like to attend the book fairs and buy books. Not that we NEED more books because our book shelf as it is houses about 100+ books that are yet for us to read.
Le’s been powering through books on the train to and from work, so despite clearing about 10 in the past few months, we’ve just replaced them with some new purchases following the book fair we went to today. It’s all for a good cause so why not?!
It was closer to home which was a bonus! And while we were there, they happened to have their “sale” which meant we could fill a bag they provided us with whatever we wanted and it would only cost us $10. Bargain! So we filled two 🙂 One for us and one for David’s dad who is an AVID crime fiction reader. We have never met anyone who ploughs through books as quickly as he does! (So dad – when you get back from your trip, you will have a pile of books to read)
Summary of June 27
Anyway, tonight we have a sleepover at Le’s parents place with the niece and nephews and Le’s sisters and their husbands! It’s 13 people all again under the same roof. Should be an interesting night to say the least.
We were SO stoked that when we decided to visit the book fair that we were able to grab the bargains 🙂 We know what it’s like to pack up those book fairs so we saw that we were helping them not only from a financial perspective but also a labour perspective when it comes to packing up!