Thursday, September 8, 2011

Old Books

This is a treasure that I picked up when we visited The Farm. I never intended to actually read it, but opened it up to look and then sat there and read the whole book.

It was published in 1931, which was probably the reason I bought it. When I find anything older than I am I like to have it around .

Just a story of a Jewish man who just wanted a simple life and since I found it at The Farm it is even more special.

PJ has finished The Help so I'm going back to the Kindle now. While she had it I read an old Anne Tyler book," Earthly Possessions". I'm thinking of re-reading "The Patchwork Planet" also.

Sometimes the books I enjoy most come from suggestions by bloggers so I would really like to hear about your favorite books and authors.

Crafts and salsa tomorrow....rain now for two days, I feel guilty because other parts of the country need it so badly too. Good Thursday, y'all.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I know what you mean about the rain. We've had a lot of it here in northern Ohio too. I'm watching one of my grandsons while his dad and mom are gone today. Good day to be indoors

Buttercup said...

What a wonderful find. I read Job as part of a Bible study several years ago and it has significantly influenced my life.
My favorite author (now) is Geraldine Brooks. I read most of her books -- only four or five -- but enjoyed them very much. Her first book "Year of Wonders" takes place in England in the Plague years and was engrossing. I like historical fiction a lot.

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TheCrankyCrow said...

I love old books - the older the better....My most recent treasure was "Maternity: A Book for Every Wife and Mother" by DR. Prudence Saur - printed in 1897. It's hilarious! (In a very crazy kind of way!!) The last couple of books I read, tho, haven't been recommendation worthy I fear....Next up on the dance card I think will be The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent - a novel set during the Salem witch trials. Given the spooking season is upon us, and the fact that my great grandmother and aunt (6 times removed) were hung as witches in Salem, I think it might be an appropriate read....Hope you have a great evening - Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I love old books! What a wonderful find! blessings,Kathleen