Friday, March 21, 2014

Library Books and Thrift Store Books!

I am almost to the end of Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain and it’s very good. You don’t want to stop reading at the end of a chapter….what in the world will happen next? It almost reminds you of the old song, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all!” But the characters are endearing and you’re cheering for them to succeed or at least to survive! I’ve really enjoyed it!

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And I’m getting ready to go back to the 1500s so it was a nice change. (3rd in this series)

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I found a small stack of old Hardy Boy books at the old thrift store. (25 cents each)

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And a wonderful classic, The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

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You can’t go wrong reading the classics….again and again.

I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday.

And the Friday 56 HERE .

My page 56 quote is from Necessary Lies, “He smiled, little white teeth showing as he reached for the candy. But Charlotte still held the candy out of reach. What color is this lollipop? she asked him. Green he said. What shape is it? Square or a circle? Round, he said. That’s right. You’re a smart boy! She unwrapped the lollipop and handed it to him.”

(The quote is a social worker talking with a small child.)

Are you reading something good this week?

31 comments:

Laurie M said...

you have the best thrift stores in your area. Have a wonderful weekend

Montanagirl said...

I enjoy seeing what you're reading. I read The Call Of The Wild many, many, many years ago.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love seeing the covers on the old books, don't you?

Stacey said...

I haven't read anything in the last few weeks so it's fun to see suggestions. My son read all the Hardy Boys books when he was little - the blue cover ones. Then years later my dad bought an old house and found the whole set of really old ones. How fun! I love running across words like "dungarees". :)

Did you come by for my drawing?

Susie said...

Diane, I adore those Hardy books. Great find too. I am dying to go to the thrift store. Hope your day is wonderful. Today is to be nice here. xoxox,Susie

Diane said...

Like those Hardy Boys books-- you gotta love the covers!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I always enjoy your literary suggestions. I still love to reread my Nancy Drew books over and over again. How fun that you brought home the Hardy Boys.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Diane, A nice collection of books you have found.. I love The Call of the Wild... I have even bought the DVD which is great to watch.. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Judy

Joyce Olson said...

Such great classics! Oh the Hardy Boys and The Call of the Wild!
Have a lovely weekend,
Happy Hugs,
Jemma

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love books!! I just finished the newest book in the White House chef mystery series. It was fun and a good easy read! I'm ready to start a new book today!! Hugs, Linda

Ann said...

Oh the book section at the thrift is like a candy store to me. I have found some great books there. 25 cents is such a good price.
ann

Gina said...

Diane, what great books! I always loved the Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys books.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The Hardy Boys books were a great find! Congrats! I just want to know when you have time to read???!!!

Kathy said...

What great selections you have! I am reading a book called "The Diary of Olga Romanov" by Helen Azur. I used to work with Helen. She does a terrific job translating and explaining the diaries of the last Tsar of Russia's oldest daughter.

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm going to to look for those books in our library. Thanks for the recommendations.

LindyLou Mac said...

Diane Chamberlain is an author I am familiar with and I think I might have at least one of her novels in the house, not read any yet though, thanks for the recommendation. The Boleyn Inheritance I read six years ago and The Call of the Wild way way back. Hope you are keeping well.

Christine said...

I remember reading Hardy boys and loving the mysteries!
And I am really enjoying reading historical novels at the moment.

cucki said...

Wow very lovely books :)
Happy reading x

Vee said...

Oh Those Hardy Boys! Has it really been a week since you last asked what I was reading? I am hanging my head in shame. Wait! This means that I really know how to make a book last.

Art and Sand said...

It has been ages since I read Call of the Wild.

Cozy Little House said...

I don't know when I'm going to have time to finish the book I've been reading. Too busy getting ready to move!
Brenda

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm intrigued -- those both look like good books. I just finished a book called Somersby that was good and now I'm reading Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta (also a period novel -- love those!). I bet you're enjoying them OUTSIDE or on your lanai -- lucky you!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I read Necessary Lies a while ago...one of the all time best books I have ever read. Worrisome, unnerving, and appealing, her characters wound me up, and drew me in like a spider on a web. I loved every word in there, and have searched for more of her books, now I need to go back and check for them again. She is an amazing writer.

Jen

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What a lovely selection of books you are reading - I will look out for the Diane Chamberlain one.
Love old books and they always look so great on a book shelf.
Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Freckled Hen said...

I love it when you post your book stack! I recently read the Dress Maker by Kate Alcott, I will look for The Ladies of Lowell. Right now I'm reading The Orchardist, so far it is good.
Send some of your beautiful weather up north...please please please! Your pictures are so pretty of your parks and all that green. Makes me 'green' with envy! Lol

Noelle the dreamer said...

Since you seem to like Call Of The Wild, might I suggest Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson?
25 cents is quite a deal but then you are the Queen of thrifting!
For reading, I am trying Dominion by C. J. Sansom (along with a handful of others, I like switching back and forth)
Blessings and hoping all is well for you,

Jill said...

I just started Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, i think it's going to be interesting. The book I just finished was The Twelve Tribes of Hatttie, it was ok.

I've read A few of Diane Chamberlain's books over the years, they were always good!

Pam said...

Lucky you with the thrift stores! I regret reading other books instead of The Hardy Boys to my sons when they were young. And the classics are always good. Right now, I'm reading "Victoria and Albert," very good and interesting!

BeachGypsy said...

I thought you would like the Diane Chamberlain one! I know I did! Now I am reading all her books I can find! ALL OF THEM are just as good too! I think you will like them all just as much as I do!

Art @ Home said...

I wish I could find some old Nancy Drew mysteries around here. Nice Hardy Boys books! I read them, too.

I haven't read anything at all this weekend. We drove to North Carolina and got a new puppy!!! We're exhausted but it was soooo worth it.

xo,
RJ

PS Thanks for supporting Literary Friday!

Terra said...

You can not beat those old editions, I like the cover on the Jack London book. I read the first two in the Philippa Gregory series, they were excellent. I am reading The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh, a new book (to be released in June) with the Lord Wimsey character; it is excellent too.