Guess what finally started today?
The Lifeline Bookfest. YAY!
There were books as far as the eye could see
…and further still!
and this was only one of the THREE rooms!
We managed two rooms in 7 hours. Yes 7 hours!
And my Big Man and Little Men were there the whole time.
When they weren’t treasure hunting, they rested with Daddy on the floor up against a wall.
Other times they sat and read like kids in a candy store.
As soon as we got home they plonked down in the entrance hall next to the book bags and read some more.
I must say we are definitely getting less value each year for much much more money. The best years were the early years of the Bookfest. For the price I paid today we could have filled three of these stripey bags to the brim!
Ah but it wasn’t a bad haul. I achieved my main goal of finding some Australian history books. Everything beyond that was icing on the cake.
Ethan was delighted that he found the very computer book that he’d put on his wishlist just this week.
Brayden found several Franklin and Berenstein Bears books that he didn’t already have plus plenty of new favourites.
They both enjoyed the Bookfest and did very well enduring all 7 hours of it.
This was only the first day of the Bookfest though. It continues until the 6th February. So you’ve got all week to dash down there to collect yourself some treasures.
Now to clean my new treasures and find them homes on our shelves.