Calgary Reads Big Book Sale

This is our family’s fourth time attending the frenetic Calgary Reads Big Book Sale in the 7 years living in Calgary and I think it will need to become an annual tradition. I met my family there after work. They spent the day downtown already for the Children’s Festival.

I have to be very careful not to binge purchase as there are so many books I would love to have on my book shelves. I even put 2 selected books back making my count 11. All were $3 each except my collectible Tolstoy volume which was $8.

For me:

  • Something Beautiful for God: The Classic Account of Mother Teresa’s Journey into Compassion (Malcolm Muggeridge)
  • Thoughts and Meditations (Kahlil Gibran)
  • Glimpsing the Face of God: The Search for Meaning in the Universe (Alistair McGrath)
  • Reversed Thunder: The Revelation of John & the Praying Imagination (Eugene H Peterson)
  • Can You Hear Me? Tuning in to the God who Speaks (Brad Jersak)
  • Becoming Human (Jean Vanier)
  • The Imitation fo Christ (Thomas À Kempis)
  • Stories and Legends (Leo Tolstoy)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Jean-Dominique Bauby)
  • Life After God (Douglas Coupland)
  • I Am America (and So Can You!) (Stephen Colbert)

I’m sure you can discern my penchant for books on Christian Spirituality.

My family got in on the action too. Blaise was wiped out from the day so he only had the energy to hunt down three books. He is by far the family’s most prolific reader. I think he passed me in number of books read before he turned 8. My son carefully picked out 2 books by Jean Little, a reknown Canadian author and one by Gary Paulson, author of a book he recently read and loved called Hatchet.

Acadia is also careful. She’s into Bible stories (like her papa) and dogs (not like her papa or her mama).

Amber cost us the least. I think she should have gotten more books. She uses the library better than me.

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