Thursday, March 11, 2010
Carey's Book Party-Some of My Favorites!
I've found someone who loves books as much as I do, and she's throwing a party to celebrate them! Carey, at Chicory Nits, is our hostess. Please visit her when you're finished looking at my books!
I'd like to start with the very first book that I received as a gift. I was very much into horses when I was a little girl, so my sister gave me this book for Christmas. It has beautiful illustrations in it. I eventually got to have a real live horse of my very own!
I've loved Mary Engelbreit forever! Her Outdoor Companion book is my favorite of the many books by her that I have. My daughter and I even got to meet her at a bookstore, just before her amazingly wonderful magazine was launched. We each got free copies of that very first issue, and....
She signed two of our books! I miss her magazine so much, don't you? I'm so glad that I kept the first 3 years of issues, so I can pour over them any time I want!
This book, Anya, is one of my absolute favorite novels. I've read it 3 times! It's about the Holocaust, and I discovered it in high school. I remember in History class, we saw a film about the Holocaust, and I was just so shocked that such a thing had happened and this was the first that I was hearing about it! It started my thirst for knowledge about it, and I've read many books about it since.
This is my favorite Tasha Tudor book.
I just love the pictures of her strolling through her garden, and doing everyday things.
I love these books, written by super-junker Mary Randolph Carter. She shares all of the junk she's found, where she's found it, and other people's junk too.
This is a page from Kitchen Junk. Oh my goodness......
Some of my favorite cookbooks. Funny that I should have so many cookbooks, because I hate to cook!
One of my favorite authors is Maeve Binchy, and I am slowly collecting all of her books in hardcover from thrift stores. I love her stories of small town life in Ireland and England.
I love this whole series by Diana Gabaldon. I've read Outlander, the first book in the series, three times! I love time travel books, and that these books have alot of historical aspects to them as well. I'm also trying to collect this whole series in hardcover too, but they're much harder to come by than the Maeve Binchy books.
And finally we have my favorite gardening book. I have alot of shade to deal with, because of lots of 80 year old pine trees. I can never have a vegetable garden here, unless I want it out by the street!
So there you have it. Just some of my favorite books. I didn't even get to delve into my love of British mysteries. Or my love of Mary Emmerling. Or how about all of the classics I've started collecting? I think Carey needs to have another party!