I can't be the only one who has to look closely at someone's bookcase(s) or click on a blog photo to enlarge and see what someone has on the shelves. You learn so much about someone by the books they keep around them.
This photo (right) is my "To Read" stack. You might notice a few still have the stickers from the thrift store on them.
The red book at the top of the right-hand stack is my latest accusition. I love the old movie "State Fair" and just found out over the weekend that it is based on the book by Phil Strong. I found it used on Amazon and you know I have gift cards from my Swagbucks searching, just burning a hole in "my pocket."
"Nella Last's War" is another recent Amazon buy. If you love WW II, British homefront stuff, you may like this book. At least I'm hoping I do.
You may spy "Little House on the Prairie" that I wrote about getting a few days ago. It's been quite a while since I read about Laura, Mary, Ma & Pa.
This is my stack to go back to the library. I didn't get "Mr. Darcy's Daughters" read, but all the rest were easy, summer-time reads.
Right now I have an inter-library loan book to start (& finish asap), entitled, "Where In the World Is the Church A Christian View of Culture and Your Role In It" . This is not exactly fluff reading but I saw it mentioned "somewhere" and wondered how it will stack up to my point of view. I'll try to give a review of it when I finish.
And finally, my more favorite cookbooks in the kitchen. I have my old Betty Crocker cookbook in the pantry along with a few Cooking Light annual editions, my canning and preserving cookbooks, a few more local church cookbooks and my bound versions of Cook's Illustrated.
The black comb-bound book is my much-loved (& used) Kitchen Klatter cookbook. I miss that radio program. I was on the tail-end of it's existence and listened to it during the early part of my married life. And then it abruptly ended, along with the magazine. I always wondered if there was a hostile takeover of the company or someone unexpectedly died or what?
I love that my KK cookbook is filled with all those old-timey recipes. The ones your Grandma made. (No Basil Foam over Sea Squid Pasta found here. lol)
The Mennonite cookbook is a bit worn. Another basic recipe and helpful tips/hints in this one.
Several baking & bread cookbooks because I love to made bread.
And 2 Prairie/Farm inspirational cookbooks. I do love PW's recipes and the PC's style.
So there you have it. The varied places my reading takes me. Now you know why my mind is such a cluttered place. I need a better filing system. More often than not, it's like a ream of paper blown about in a tornado. You never know what will surface.
So, Puffins... are you bookcase peeping-toms too? Or do you have a good book you've been reading, you'd like to share? I'm interested.
** "Other women have shoe addictions; I wear cheap sandals and buy books." ~~Jenna Glatzer