Monday, May 9, 2016

Favorite Things!

Any idea what some of my 'favorite things' are?

 

BOOKS! Oh how I love BOOKS!!!

 

And I found some treasures at the Library Book Sale last week.

 

I'm always thrilled to find an old school book or reader. It takes me back to happy times. And I've always wanted a copy of Hitty and was surprised to find one finally!

 

Of course a leather bound copy of Shakespeare is precious too.

 

And remember this quote from Little Women, "Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again." Louisa May Alcott  I found a beautiful old copy of Little Women to treasure.

 

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday.

31 comments:

20 North Ora said...

What great finds!!

Judy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Books are a love of mine also. You found some real treasures! Hugs!!!

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

I love all the ones you mentioned except Shakespeare...I had to study it in HS and never liked it....nor the Greek tragedies. But you did find a beautiful volume. I've never heard of Hitty before. Skyrider looks good and who doesn't love Little Women and Nancy Drew. I hope you had a great Mother's Day weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh you found so many treasures! I'm envious. Hitty! I remember that book, though hadn't thought of it in practically century ;>)

Linda Kay said...

Fun to find these treasures. My hubby has kept all books from his mother and when he was a kid, so they are a joy to see.

Ariadne said...

Oh what great books you found.Unfortunately we don't have library sales here. When I was visiting the States I found lots of beautiful books at library sales and even for free!AriadnefromGreece!

Pamela Gordon said...

Diane, you have some beautiful old books in your collection. I have kept some of my husband's and my childhood books too. Do you remember the TV show Dr. Kildare? I have a book that was my sister's from that show! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day there and have a great week ahead. It's cold here. How I long for a steady stretch of sun and heat like you have there. Hugs. Pam

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad you got Hitty!! I am savoring her bit by bit.

BeachGypsy said...

Books...aww yes....books. One of my favorites as well and books have been and are always are such a huge part of my life. True treasures. I was a reader from a very young age and continue on today. Books are treasures and some of them you just cant part with-- they become part of you. For that reason i have way way way too many! Always seem to find room for " just a few more" as i love buying old favorites like you as well as spending lots of time with library books. A home without books is an inconceivable concept to me. Glad you found some new treasures for your collection! I would love to find the original hardbacks of the the "betsy-tacy books" by maud hart lovelace. Beautiful sweet little books set around the turn of the century in deep valley minnesota i think.they follow little betsys life adventures from a little girl through college. It was a different world for sure!! Have you read any of them?

laurie said...

oh I think of you so often,, every time I see a children's book or a doll dressed and perched beautifully in a tiny chair,
you have such wonderful taste in all you choose,,
I enjoy looking at your collections, especially the dolls and the shells!!
I still have the shells you sent me!

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diane, these are some great timeless finds. Guaranteeing many hours of pleasure, enjoy every sing one of them.
Blessings,
Marlene

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What wonderful books - I love the look and feel of old books - and I especially like children's books. Happy week to you my sweet friend.

Lorrie said...

Hitty! I had an old copy once upon a time and it disappeared. Old books are like old friends - you want to treasure them. Great finds!

ann said...

You find such good books. My favorite here, Shakespeare, of course. Kids are just missing out on the joy of not just a good book, but nice books, pretty books, interesting books.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You can take pictures of your Kindle covers too.

*wink*

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hello Diane!
Lucky are you to have found these treasures. Books are great because they help you develop your imagination.
Enjoy your books and keep having good fun!
Hugs,
Arlette

bj said...

Oh, boy...you found some really great ones...I love all leather bound books, too.
xoxo

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you found some wonderful old books. They are treasures. Little Women was one of my favorites. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your week ahead!

Susie said...

Diane, I love books too. :):) I have been trying to sort thru many of them. I will be giving all my art books to my two youngest granddaughters, Savannah and Emma. They both love art. I like looking at old school books too. I wish I had kept every book of my daughters . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Gina said...

Diane, what wonderful finds! I remember that reader "Down Our Street"

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely collection of books here.
I love holding a book in my hand and enjoying a good read ...

All the best Jan

Inger said...

I'm so happy for you. These are true treasures.

Vee said...

Do read Hitty...wonderful Maine author and a fun story about a wonderful doll. Some parts were so amusing that I laughed out loud and my little scholars along with me.

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I am with you...I love books too!
I love the photo/art work on the Nancy Drew book. :-)
Carla

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I simply could not live without books! Love the Nancy Drew one and the Little Women one.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love books as well...I cannot imagine life without them :)

Curtains in My Tree said...


I have found myself buying old books just because they have a beautiful cover

Red Rose Alley said...

I admire that you read so much, Diane. And I love Little Women myself. There is a Little Women Christmas show (an old one), and I can't seem to find it anywhere. So wish I could, as it's a favorite. This old book that you found of Little Women is such a treasure.

~Sheri

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Back to add a little more about Hitty ... I remember reading this book when I was little ... Mom had a lot of old books on her shelf. Your post really made me want to read it again. Amazon has a reprint, but I feel like that might be cheating. I think you should pose some of your "little ones" with this book (studying history!).

Did want you to know that the burrowing owls we saw in Cape Coral are different from other owls in that they are out in the daytime ... That makes it a lot easier to find them. We're a little too old to go looking around for birds after dark ;)!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Diane, I like your collection of books you got at the library. I too have a love for books but wish I had more time to read! :)
Hope you are having a nice week.
Hugs Julie

shortybear said...

nice favorites