I was a little under the weather over the weekend and couldn't concentrate on the book I am currently reading. I had a couple of audio books from the library and decided I would listen to those and let somebody else do the reading.
I didn't think this was her best work but it was entertaining for my energy status and kept me intrigued until the end of the story. Of course I did not figure out who did it as I seldom do with Agatha Christie. It was a very relaxing listen.
The second audio book was Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (1938). I imagine there aren't many people who have not read this book. I remember seeing the film years ago as well as reading the book back in the 1970s. The audio book was read by Jenny Augutter with Simon Williams. It was an excellent reading. The story came back to me as I listened and Mrs. Danvers was as creepy as ever. I loved this book and settled into listening to it nicely.
The weekend also saw the national garage day sale for charity being held. I think this is the second year it has been held and it was fun. A friend of mine and I started out at 8:00 am and had written down the sales that were occurring. Evidently it is a charity event where you hold a garage sale, register it on the website promising to donate so much to charity and then your sale goes onto a map. People can download the map and off they go. I decided I would only buy Penguin books I don't have in my collection. I was not going to bring home any junk!
Well off we went, arriving at the one in Battery Point (oldest section of Hobart) to a 70 year old estate sale. Wouldn't you think this would be full of stuff? It was a bust. There was hardly anything in the yard and the woman obviously didn't want to part with anything as prices were high. We left in disappointment. Off to North Hobart to a multi-family sale. It didn't start until 9:00 am so already we were thinking this was not going to be our day. We decided to get a coffee instead.
After a couple of cappucinos at a local cafe we went back to the multi-household sale. The sale was held by students and there was only a box of fantasy novels and a few clothes and a table full of beanie bears. So much for this one. Then we decided to drive to Kingston, a small town 20 minutes south of Hobart where there was a community hall full of people selling things. I found an interesting Penguin book which I am going to do a separate post on. On the way back to Hobart we took the scenic route along the river and came across a couple of more sales. They had a lot more books and I found another Penguin. They had a large box full of travel writing that was quite current. I would have loved the box but I resisted. I have quite a few travel books on my TBR shelves. I didn't need anymore. However I was tempted.
|Mine kind of looks like this without the base.|
Today I think I will organise the Penguin books I found at the large book sale I picked up a week ago and then the few I found this weekend. Penguins seem to abound lately. It is either feast or famine with these books. A quiet weekend with simple pleasures. What did you do this weekend?