It’s been a delicious month for books…
My husband surprised me with one of the first of my friend Lanier’s Low Door Press editions of Kilmeny of the Orchard for Christmas… He’s reading it aloud to me so we can enjoy it together. (I can’t believe I’d never even heard of this L.M.M. book until Lanier spoke of it!)
When we were visiting my parents at New Year’s, we escaped on a date—just the two of us—and wound up at one of our favorite used book shops after lunch at a Mongolian Grill. We’d never been able to browse the rare book room before, and what a treat it was!
I couldn’t pass up this Louisa May Alcott book—the cover was so charming.
I’ve much enjoyed my visits with “The Little Colonel” in the long winter hours in years past.
Looking forward to reading about her hero, maybe even yet this winter… (Another find at the used book store!)
We found a second copy of this Gene Stratton Porter book, at too good a deal to pass up. So if anyone’s looking for a copy, we just might have this one for sale…
In the rare book room, I held in my hand a copy of Winnie the Pooh that cost $150. This little Peter Rabbit? It didn’t even cost $10, but it was just too unique to pass up.
We’d never seen an edition printed in the U.S. by any other than Frederick Warne & Co.
We decided this little book belonged on the little shelf along with our other Peter Rabbit collectibles…
And amongst all these old books, what should appear but a picture of…something electronic?
I’m excited about this hand-me-down Kindle, not only because of all the free Kindle downloads available these days, but because I’m hoping to finally get some ebook PDF’s read on it as well! (I don’t know about you, but I never manage to get books read on the computer—maybe the Kindle will make ebooks easier?)
And just in time for a cold bug and a snowy week? A new mystery to read!
Now I’m off to curl up with a book…but tell me, what are you reading this week?