Category Archives: Books, Books, Books

Irresistible Children’s Books…

First, I’ll admit I love books. Of all kinds. Period. But of course children’s books often hold a special part in my heart…and probably yours too!  Back in the day they transported us to new vistas, took us on adventures and introduced us to different people and cultures. They remind us of a more innocent, carefree time…

Starting Off the New Year Right

It feels right to start the new year sprucing things up, so I spent part of Saturday in our front yard pruning roses, whacking back overgrown salvias and trimming some of our mature escallonia bushes. (Lots more to do but my two large compost bins are full!) And I finally took down our very dry Christmas…

Do You Tell Little White Lies?

Let me say up front that I think honesty is the best policy. Always. Okay, almost always! The other day I told a little white lie because I was too embarrassed to tell the truth. Here’s the story…I was at my city’s monthly book sale in the children’s room. I was one of the few adults who…

Sometimes You Just Have to Cry

On Sunday I popped into our monthly library book sale. I didn’t buy many books because my book sales have dropped off since December and I still have tons to list in my store, but I did find some irresistible children’s books. One pierced my heart as soon as I picked it up…“I Never Saw Another…

Tatty, Quirky and Out of Print

I have been known to gravitate towards the tatty, quirky and out of print…BOOKS, that is. (Though I like quirky people too!) Some books practically leap into my hands at garage sales, thrift stores, library sales and estate sales…like this one, a 1947 “Miracle on 34th Street.” Even with the ripped and chipped dust jacket, there was…

A “Couldn’t Resist” Buy

While perusing the meager bookshelves at my local thrift store I picked up a blank journal interspersed with Shakespeare quotes and lush illustrations. I’m a sucker for blank notebooks and this one was charming. But as I flipped through the pages I discovered it had been used. About a third of it was filled with…