Saturday, November 19, 2011

A few of my favorite things

The wonderful local library had an outdoor book sale today to bring in funds and Share the joy of books. i was Sooo excited to be able to go and peruse the pages and pick up some interesting reads. i am a 'Bookworm' at heart. Some people brought little carts with them in order to fill their own personal libraries. There were old hardcover classics, new paperbacks, encyclopedia editions and huge arthouse volumes. i had to tear myself away with This nice stack bursting out of the baggy i was given to make it easier to hoard more than i intended. There was really only one book i was hoping to find. Find it i did. YAY!
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
by Sarah Ban Breathnach

The others somehow caught my interest and at .25 cents a piece ... how could i resist?
As i recover here in this blue sky desert oasis, i am craving not just knowledge again but Wisdom. 
Hubby and i seek Wisdom in The Word every morning.. Starting the day out right. We started in Genesis at the beginning of the year and are now in the Book of Mark.
i suppose the Internet may qualify for knowledge of a sort... i am a fiend at searching out resources and odd bits of this and that.
Yet i have been in need of 'Restocking' the old Memory banks with good old fashioned Book reading.
i am So very fond of old hardbound works. They are artistry in hand...from the ink embossed paper to the careful stitches holding them together. For some reason it just gives the Authors words a bit more heft in my mind.
But... i picked up a paperback of essays by George Orwell
My country Right or Left
and a Pictorial edition of
Yosemite National Park: Natures Masterpiece in Stone.
Pat O'Hara: Photographer, text by David Robertson.

It was fun to find a Hardcover of a book my brother Johnny gave me...
 ... Oh ... some 40 years ago.
Kinship with all life by J. Allen Boone
He's going to think i'm Nutz because i haven't sent him anything but  e-mails in years.
Merry Christmas Johnny!
...just in case you don't have your own.
Thank You, for One of my favorite things...
 i still have after all these years.

Also packed home
a 1947 book of Essays: The Portable James Joyce
and lastly but certainly not the least; in size anyway
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
1941 2nd edition.
i Beelieve i have enough reading material for ...
...the rest of this year.

Oh, the depth of the riches
of the wisdom and
knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his
and his paths beyond tracing out!
Psalms 11:33

1 comment:

  1. What some great finds Kare! I'm sure your brother will be pleased you thought of him when you bought a book for him. I do love the feel of books in my hands; but alas I don't have room for them all. I do love my Kindle though because I can take my reading with me; it's a fact of life these days that you're always waiting somewhere! Have a blessed weekend! Hugs!