Monday, October 22, 2018

Old Books and New Books

I love old children’s books, especially school readers.

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I don’t find them very often any more but I did find this beautiful 1937 Children of Foreign Lands at a library book sale.

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The illustrations are delightful and it’s fun to read the sweet stories.

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I’ve read some really good books lately too.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

gets the FULL FIVE STARS in my Goodreads review.

It’s a wonderful story, especially if you are around my age!

And I received a new book from my blog buddy, Carol from Buttercup Counts her Blessings and her book blog HERE.

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The Big Empty

by Stan Jones and Patricia Watts.

Thanks girlfriend! I can’t wait to read it.

What have you read this week? Anything good?

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

33 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

Oh I loved the Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. A delightful and encouraging book for sure!! And like you, I am always looking for old school books. The illustrations are number one!!

EricaSta said...

Wonderful! I love this old book for children. Do you know STRUWWELPETER?

Happy MosaicMonday.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the old children's books are wonderful. Thanks for the two suggestions, I will check to see if my library has them online. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

yeah...a hearty yeah...to all books.

Vee said...

Oh enjoyable books are a great joy in life...glad that you found another children’s reader. I rarely see them anymore either.

Maggie said...

My latest reads have been lightweight summers/lying by the pool books! Now that the days are getting shorter and colder I'll be looking out for something with a bit more interest so thanks for these recommendations. The children's book is delightful!
Happy Mosaic Monday.

podso said...

Oh your books are treasures! That Children of Foreign Lands looks particularly delightful. The illustrations are as important to me as the words and those are wonderful!

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Oh, I love the classic children's books too! Just seeing them brings to mind so many memories. I think of them as little treasures!

Happy reading your new book! Blessings, Net

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I always think of you if I see an old school reader! I know you love them. I just started 'Rule of One' and it's so good. I must say with all the news right now I'm struggling to remain positive in life. Thank goodness for my Grands, they brighten my life. Hugs!

Sandra said...

I read every day of my life, reading is my THING. I average 3 books a month sometimes more but only fiction.

Karen Ann said...

I've never thought to look for old children's text books - yours is wonderful!

I do love the classic children's books - have a small collection for when I hopefully have grandchildren some day - as my own children have grown up! One of my favorite gifts to give them during holidays and birthdays was books -

Linda said...

I love old books and have a small collection. Think of the eyes 👀 who have read them and the hands who have held them. It’s like holding history in our hands. I wish they could talk and tell us where they’ve been and who owned them over the years.

Out on the prairie said...

Sometimes with childrens books I enjoy the illustration as well. I am reading "The Painted house' a real charmer

Carla from The River said...

How fun, are you still making your book journals?
I am reading All Creatures Great and Small. :-)

Debbie said...

it is nice to have something to be passionate about, something to collect! i have saved some of my kids favorite books from their childhood, but that is about it. when they see them they say "what are you saving these for"? ooooh boys, their not like girls!!!

i'm not a reader, you may remember i have memory issues and sadly, i can't remember what i have read!!!

Happy@Home said...

How fun to find a new (old) reader. My many children's books are boxed up waiting for the move. I miss them. Thanks for the book suggestions. I'm always up for a good book to read.

Terri D said...

Those old children's books are interesting! Glad you were able to add to your collection! I haven't read anything worth talking about lately. Ho hum.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog today. I'm reading 'Pink Icing and other stories' by Pamela Mordecai.

I hope you get to read some of my books written for children
you can buy or recommend to your library

my books
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much love...

Ann said...

I read frequently. I only get the free books for my kindle. I've been mainly reading cozy mysteries lately.

happyone said...

Oh I like these books too.

ann said...

Great finds in the book department. I would imagine that after a while the supply begins to run love. And you have great reading material. 70 would be perfect. I thought about you during the hurricane. You must be okay. I am glad.

Angie said...

What a fabulous children's book - when was it published? I think sometimes these books tell us a lot about prevailing opinions at the time.

This week, I read "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout. Your first clue should be that I read it in a week - a first for me - it is a quick read. I am still trying to absorb it - I probably will read it again - draw what conclusions you will from this!

Lorrie said...

I read the Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper this summer and thoroughly enjoyed it. It reminded me a little of the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Also very enjoyable. I just finished A Gentleman in Moscow and although it's quite different from my usual books, I loved it.
That book about the children in foreign lands looks very familiar to me. I'll bet I read it as a child!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love it when you show your children's books, Diane. I have a soft spot for them as well. This 1937 one is a treasure. Thanks for sharing it with us today. : )

~Sheri

Gina said...

Diane,

The Big Empty sounds very intriguing. I can imagine all kinds of plots for this title! :-)

BTW, I finally opened my autumn/fall blog. You are cordially invited! xo

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Hope to see you there!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a cool old school book -- I want to know more about Wilhelmina who lives on a boat! I loved Arthur Pepper (as you say, an age thing. But I recommended it to my kids. Really enjoyed it). And how really neat that you got a pre-publication copy of that last book. I'm going to Amazon to see if that is the first in a series or if there were more before this one. (Probably should wait to see whether you love it or not.)

BeachGypsy said...

Hello there my friend, this post sure caught my attention because I ADORED THAT BOOK as a child, the foreign lands one! I must've spent HOURS looking at all the pictures and dreaming of far away places. So neat to see this here, You and I and our love of old children's books........just so neat to have someone who "gets it". !! LOL I think Linda above said it best though--think of the memories and what all little hands have held these old books and how many places these books have been. Yep, that is why I love old books. Hope your Fall is going well, we have just returned home from a vacation up North and we enjoyed it SO MUCH! Wow!!---girlfriend it sure GETS COLD UP THERE doesn't it? ha ha We enjoyed going through N.C. and Tennessee as well as other places. Such a pretty pretty scenic drive. so I'm trying to catch up on all your posts now, it may take me awhile, ha ha LOL

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

What a charming book! I too love old children's book illustrations but rarely see any although I really don't go looking anymore either! LOL!
That one is precious! Thanks for the book recommendation....I might have that on my Kindle...I'll have to check! I've finished several lately so I need to do a book review too. Have a great day!

Susie said...

Diane, I love books too. I have too many...and I do not read them ..need my cataracts taken care of . LOL. I always like kid books. I am thankful my grandkids loved books and so do our greats. I enjoy seeing what new books you get at your house. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The Curious Charms is on our list for our BookClub! I'm looking forward to reading it. We just finished "The Perfect Horse" by Elizabeth Letts. It was a scholarly account of the US Mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis in WW II.

I also love children's books and have a big collection! I love the illustrations in vintage books

Snap said...

I love old childrens books and they seem to be hard to find these days -- or just in the places I used to find them!! I've been busy crocheting and not reading -- unless the crochet pattern counts! Ha!

Lowcarb team member said...

Like many of your other commenters here, I love old children's books.

I visited our local library this week and now have three new books to read, just have to decide which one I will read first! Decisions... decisions.

All the best Jan

Jeannie Marie said...

Oh, I've missed your blogs! Always such great content, Have you done any on the journals you've made?