I have gotten behind in telling you about some book news.........I just got this today. I have been waiting and waiting for it to come out in paperback and there it was at Wal-Mart today! I love this author and I loved her first book Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. So guess what I'll be reading tonight?
I also finished this book...for the second time. I will probably reread this book once or twice a year it is that inspiring! This book speaks to my soul and the author and I have a lot in common. I wish she's come out with another one like this but it wouldn't be the same because now she has a job at Mother Earth News and probably doesn't need to "budget" anymore. LOL! Plus, people really liked her book and it is still selling.
Last year I went to a garage sale and the person had evidently been to the Laura Ingall's Museum in Mansfield, Missouri which is about 3 hours from here because she had about 4 or 5 of these little books about the Wilders and the Ingalls. If you're not familiar with Laura Ingalls she wrote TheLittle House on the Prairie books. She married into the Wilder family. I gave all my books by Laura to my daughter as she grew up reading those books. I thought she would love these too but I want to read them before I give them to her....is that wrong? LOL! They will be part of her birthday gift and I will wrap them up as she loves to have lots of little things to unwrap. Her Christmas stocking was always her favorite because "Santa" would wrap every little thing in it. What was "he" nuts? Anyway, I read this one and I love reading about these families as Laura's Little House on the Prairie books were based on her own life. These were only 10 cents each at the garage sale.....what a deal! They were listed as $3.95 each on the back.
I picked up this used book at a sale a while back and I got it to give to her also. It's a hoot. Of course I'm reading it first! LOL! Books are a great gift because you can read them and then give them. It helps if the person has the same taste in books. Ha! Ha!
When I was cleaning the other day I was also dusting and rearranging my books and I ran across this one which I started reading (of course). It is actually newspaper essays written by a stay at home Mom in Maine back in the 50's or 60's I think. She was a journalist major in college and her writing is fantastic. She lived in Kennebunk, Maine. Each article is unique, like a little short story. I love "real" life books, not reality shows. This was really a diamond in the rough and I can barely put it down it's so good.
That's all for now. I need to go make supper. I hope you had a great Monday and I'll catch up with you tomorrow as Wal-Mart day is exhausting. LOL! I have more to share tomorrow though so stop by. Happy Trails!