half price books

Monday, October 22, 2012

There is a store in Austin called Half Price Books.  As the name implies, it's a discount bookstore.  They buy books from you; they sell used books, movies, and music, and they also sell new books, stationery and other fun bookstore-type stuff.

I love it, of course.  In my infinite nerddom, I am still a bookstore devotee.  Dude, I don't even have a Kindle.  And I don't care.

Half Price Books has an awesome kid's section, and I hadn't taken Jack there since he was a baby.  So, I hadn't taken him there since he's become 2 going on 22 and learned to select and demand things in stores of all kinds.

After his check up with his awesome ENT last week, we stopped there as a treat.   (Hot of the presses medical update:  From the second set of tubes, one's still in and one's out, as we head full-steam into cold and flu season.  Commence praying for ear health.)  

He loved it.


Though he spent some time with the Thomas books, we didn't get any.  He's not sure he wants to dive into that right now, and I'm kind of glad.  I think Thomas is weird.  If we are going into the Train Zone, I think I vote for Chuggington. Also, the fact that I have actually pondered this and have an opinion, while I have not read the Wall Street Journal in several years, feels unsettling to me.  But, I digress.

We settled on a few new ones by Dr. Seuss:




And a compilation of "three minute stories" from Sesame Street.  They take more than three minutes.  But they're cute.



I'm feeling good about these new additions to our book collection.  What are you reading these days?

Hope you think lots of thinks today.

Talk soon,
Heather

5 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of Thomas either. I feel like there's a lot of shame and guilt on the TV show, and everyone is always getting in trouble or doing something wrong. Not so cool.

    Thankfully, Eli only likes the physical version of Thomas (i.e., a little train he can hold and play with... or the cool big version we rode in Burnet a few weeks back). He's not super interested in the cartoon.

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  2. Oh, me thinks those are good books!

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  3. We went to Half Price Books on Saturday! Oliver loved it too... but actually ended up going home with a set of card games. We're attempting to teach him Go Fish.

    As far as the Train Zone goes... we try to steer him away from Thomas too. It doesn't always work. Pulling up all the options on Netflix makes his little eyes bug out and half the time he forgets he wanted Thomas when he sees Dinosaur Train! Blue's Clues! Chuck Friends!

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  4. 1. Praying for ear health! 2. Jack still has the coolest wardrobe ever. 3. Kindles make book buying too easy and addictive; you might be wise staying away. 4. So glad to have your train opinion since I'm not to the train stage yet. 5. Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (love that book).

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  5. I also think the Thomas cartoon is kind of weird for the reasons Jocelyn just stated. I can see that they are trying to impart life lessons, but they go about it in kind of a weird way. Gabe loves it though so we watch and just talk about it so that he can get the life lesson without the weirdness. The trains are super fun and well made though.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

half price books

There is a store in Austin called Half Price Books.  As the name implies, it's a discount bookstore.  They buy books from you; they sell used books, movies, and music, and they also sell new books, stationery and other fun bookstore-type stuff.

I love it, of course.  In my infinite nerddom, I am still a bookstore devotee.  Dude, I don't even have a Kindle.  And I don't care.

Half Price Books has an awesome kid's section, and I hadn't taken Jack there since he was a baby.  So, I hadn't taken him there since he's become 2 going on 22 and learned to select and demand things in stores of all kinds.

After his check up with his awesome ENT last week, we stopped there as a treat.   (Hot of the presses medical update:  From the second set of tubes, one's still in and one's out, as we head full-steam into cold and flu season.  Commence praying for ear health.)  

He loved it.


Though he spent some time with the Thomas books, we didn't get any.  He's not sure he wants to dive into that right now, and I'm kind of glad.  I think Thomas is weird.  If we are going into the Train Zone, I think I vote for Chuggington. Also, the fact that I have actually pondered this and have an opinion, while I have not read the Wall Street Journal in several years, feels unsettling to me.  But, I digress.

We settled on a few new ones by Dr. Seuss:




And a compilation of "three minute stories" from Sesame Street.  They take more than three minutes.  But they're cute.



I'm feeling good about these new additions to our book collection.  What are you reading these days?

Hope you think lots of thinks today.

Talk soon,
Heather
 
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