I found a book today that I am really excited about. A library near me always has a rack of free books right by the front door. I pop in now and then because sometimes I find some real treasures. Today I found something that just made me happy.
First of all, I just love the cover. Isn't that fantastic? I think there is a good chance that I would be perfectly happy if I could just jump inside that scene. I have a bit of a weakness for books set in New England, probably because I am a New Englander myself. I love the descriptions of areas I know and I understand the reserved, undemonstrative people. The illustrations are done by Lois Lenski. I loved some of her books when I was a child. I wonder if my daughter is too old for them now? I'll have to look them up. But anyway, it is full of charming illustrations and fantastic authors. There are stories by Sarah Orne Jewett, Louisa M. Alcott, and Dorothy Canfield, among others.
See what I mean? I just really like these. So I have really high hopes for this book. I also found a set of four books on the free book rack.
Each volume has several novellas to fit the genre of the title. They also have some authors I enjoy. For example, Dorothy Sayers and Mignon Eberhart. There is also a book sale room at this library but I didn't find anything down there. Apparently, they are giving the good stuff away and charging for the junk.
After I stopped at the library I went across the street to the walk by the river that I do sometimes. I wanted to take a few pictures of some books. As you do. Notice the one at the top of this post, artistically posed on a tree. It was a gorgeous day, fifty degrees and sunny.
So that is it, sunshine, unusually warm weather, and some good books. What more could I ask for?
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