Monday, June 23, 2014

Books and more books!

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 The Little 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 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!


  1. Looks just like the books I buy at Garage sales...I should not be a book hoarder:( And no I think books should be passed on after they are read...recycling at it's best:)

  2. You sure have some good reads there. They all look interesting.
    It makes me realize I really need to get back into reading again.

  3. I love sweet older (pre 1960's) books,,, they were written ever so sweetly... like the Tasha Tudor books..
    Enjoy your sweet books,,,

  4. That last book sounds so intriguing. All your books look like good reads.

    I love when I can find good books to read at a yard sale. Saves quite a bit of money, so I can buy more books ~~~~*haha**!

    Catch ya later....


  5. haha! I hear ya (blogs/and uber busy)... I sometimes will go a couple weeks & realize I have 'fallen off the Radar!"...! both on updating my blogs and reading dear friends blogs!...
    Maybe it's all that sunshine that beckons me to go out and play and garden and dance in the Tulips! lol!
    hugz & Happy Trails to you too!
    p.s. long story about the horse... but a happy ending... so now to start over... and try to talk DH into building another corral & barn so I can find a new horse and ride off into the sunset... which will keep me off my computer! lol!
    hugz hugz hugz...

  6. That Joyce Butler book looks great!


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