Time With Family Is So Valuable

This post is a Six Word Saturday contribution. Please check out Debbie’s source post here.

Thanksgiving is coming around the corner! My husband and I spend Thanksgiving with both families. During the day we spend time with Andy’s family, and the evening is spent with my loved ones. Since my grandfather is enduring some health difficulties, I’m very grateful when we get to celebrate another holiday together. I’m very excited that next weekend I’ll be seeing my grandparents and 5 year old niece. She’s quite an energetic child! While family gatherings are filled with tensions and stresses, I’m still looking forward to catching up with relatives. I haven’t been to Paterson in a month!

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

My ‘Half Price Books’ Haul

Before August wrapped up, I visited ‘Half Price Books’ for the first time. I’ve always heard many positive things about this affordable bookshop, but there are none over in New Jersey. When my husband and I traveled to Pittsburgh a couple weeks ago, we happened to see a couple ‘Half Price Books’ locations in the area. We immediately made it a mission to check it out!

‘Half Price Books’ was filled with endless rows of books from every genre. They sell music as well, but they are well known for selling books are very reasonable prices. They also buy back books from the general public.

I went to search for the first book in Laurell K. Hamilton’s Merry Gentry series, ‘A Kiss of Shadows’, but I couldn’t locate it. I still managed to walk away with (just!) two books, because…books! Believe me, I wanted to leave witb sooo much more, but I do have a budget to maintain!

Here are the books I picked up at Half Price Books:

Little Bee’ by Chris Cleave

When ‘Little Bee’ first came out, I went to hear Chris Cleave speak at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. It was such a fun talk, but I haven’t gotten around to purchase his novel until now!

What Happened to Interracial Love’ Stories by Kathleen Collins

This book holds sixteen thought-provoking short stories that involves the social dynamic of race, class and sexuality in everyday life.