I am in the middle of "The Help," and it's great! But I love old books best - I have quite a collection of them, just as you do. I love to just look at them, some with velvet or leather binding, and imagine when they were scarce, and therefore treasured. I'm always awed when I think about all the different hands that may have turned the pages of a 100-year-old book. And, unlike Nook or Kindle, you can always read a book without worrying about running out of battery power!
I recently rediscovered your blog and am so glad I did!Our house looks very similar to yours! I also love reading other peoples favorite books. Here are a few of my favorite books in the last couple years are:The Orchard by Jeffrey StepakofWinter Garden by Kristin HannahAny Amish fiction book by Marta Perry
I really do love soo many books...I can't even imagine listing them all the recommend to you! :o) One, though, is Home-Making by JR Miller! :)
You've hit on one of my favourite things. I always have too many too store. I like how you've arranged yours.
Hi Deb, visit often, but dont' always have time to comment, but today I wanted to tell you I just I fnished an awsome book "One thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. BTW, I use the sweet bag you made me all the time I have my small current projects in it.
Beautiful Books...we are heirloom collectors as well in our family. Very important and probably more important than ever to keep these treasures around to pass down through the generations.Lana
Thank you for the great ideas, I also have lots of books that I love. I was thinking along the lines of built in bookcases, but the cost is prohibitive!
One of my most favorite books besides GONE WITH THE WIND is A WOMAN OF INDEPENDENT MEANS by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
I love to read old farm books and books about the pioneer life....I get lots of them from the used book storeat the library!!
One of my very favourites is "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" by Edith Holden.
Love the bookplates! I've "hauled" books from the South to the Midwest and then to the Pacific Northwest. I couldn't imagine my life without my "library"!
Recently I read A Winter Sea by Susannah Kearsley which was very good. My favorite of all time is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett...I've read it every few years...and I just saw today that the mini-series is going to be rebroadcast soon (of course, not as good as the book).
Thank you Kathleen-I'm going to make a list of all these great suggestions and see what my library has available._____
I have a copy of that and I love it too!_____
Letters of a Woman Homesteader was good-have you read that yet?_____
I will add that to my reading list-thank you!_____
Oh, I would love some built-ins as well._____
Thanks Lana-I agree!_____
So glad you like that bag Michelle. I've heard much good about Ann's book but haven't read it yet-I will have to add it to my reading list. Thanks for the visit._____
Thanks Katy, I will have to check that one out._____
Thanks for the visit Carrie-I will add those titles to my reading list. _____
I saw the movie version of The Help, but do want to read the book. Sometimes I think I would like a Nook or Kindle, but I really do love having the book itself in hand._____
Carrie, so glad you stopped by. Thanks for the book suggestions!
Loved Pillars. Everybody is telling me World Without End and Land of Giants is good also.
Hi there-new follower to your blog! I love books, also & probably have way too many!
Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb