The Moxie Book Sale

Things don’t get much better on a summer Sunday afternoon than relaxing on a “chaise lounge” with a good book.  I think “chaise lounge” is French for “rest and relaxation.”

It’s easy to set up the chair or chaise lounge in a sunny spot; it’s hard finding a good summer book.

Growing up in Lisbon Falls, I spent a lot of time at the library.  Each summer, I would participate in the “Summer Reading Club” and maybe I got a ribbon for reading books.  I would have done it for free.  I loved the library so much I would sometimes work there for free, too.  That’s called “volunteering.”

There were always a few good books kicking around at the library.

During the Moxie Festival, there will be books for sale at the “Friends of the Lisbon Library Book Sale” at the MTM Center at 18 School Street.  The MTM Center is actually the old Marion T. Morse School and it’s where I learned how to read.  The sale begins on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.  You can fill a bag of books for $5.  You can even bring your own bag.

This Sunday afternoon, I’m going to relax with a book I picked up at the “Friends of the Lisbon Library” book sale last year, Edith Wharton’s “The Fruit of the Tree.”

You rest, relax, and read today too.

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3 Responses to The Moxie Book Sale

  1. Ah yes, the chaise lounge. My parents had an old rattan chaise lounge with handles on the feet end and wheels under the backrest end, so it could be wheeled to an optimum spot. It had padded cushions, a built-in place to store reading materials and a cup holder in one arm rest. I have fond memories of hot summer days as a kid, parked under a shady spot in the back yard, with a Hardy Boys mystery, and a few choice comic books, and a glass of some sort of sweet drink, with big ice cubes. I loved that chaise lounge, and those summer days. Thanks for bringing to my mind such a nice memory.

    • Hi Herrick!
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your memory! What a delightful piece of furniture the chaise lounge can be. I’m sure you could reinvent it in some way…maybe the Whiz Bang Chaise Lounge and Pea Sheller, or some such thing? Think about it!

      • Julie-Ann,
        You made me laugh. That’s very funny.
        But the idea appeals to me. 🙂
        I have actually been wanting to make a chaise lounge insert for my Whizbang garden cart. The handle and wheels are already there. Just put the chaise lounge in and take it out as needed. It also has the capacity to hold a lot of reading materials.
        And a pea sheller too! Who wouldn’t want a chaise lounge with a built-in pea sheller (or some such thing)? It is obviously a great concept.
        I’m thinking about it……

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