All Melissa and Doug products are 20% off right now. We have puzzles, dress-up dolls, and crafts in stock.
We will be open New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2010, 10-6 pm and closed New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2011. Sunday, Jan 2, 2011, we will be open 12-4.
Recently we received a nice shipment of bargain books. Bargain books are just publisher overstock. New books at closeout prices. One of my favorite books is in this shipment. The Bird Artist by Howard Norman. Here is the opening paragraph.
“My name is Fabian Vas. I live in Witless Bay, Newfoundland. You would not have heard of me. Obscurity is not necessarily failure, though; I am a bird artist, and have more or less made a living at it. Yet I murdered the lighthouse keeper, Botho August, and that is an equal part of how I think of myself.”
This is just one of the great bargains in the store right now.
if I don’t answer the phone, I’m probably shoveling the sidewalk.
I’m reading Laura Hillenbrand’s latest book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Unbroken is the fascinating story of Louis Zamperini. History fans will love this book. Here is a brief description of the book from the publisher’s website.
about this book
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.
The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.
I’m reading Laura Hillenbrand’s latest book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.
In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.