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Margaret Drabble May 4, 2018

Filed under: Authors,Book Collections,Book covers,Books,Margaret Drabble — Janet @ 3:19 pm

I am currently reading books written by an author from the past – that is author Margaret Drabble.  She was particularly popular in the ’80’s but is still writing today.  My current book is The Radiant Way, written in 1987.  My copy is a discard from the library in La Connor, purchased in the Library Thrift Shop in La Connor.  This Thrift Shop is a great place for finding books you wished you had read but somehow passed you by.  Or maybe you read it so long ago you have forgotten all about it.  The prices are right and you are supporting a good cause.

IMG_1567     a-very-young-margaret-drabble  a very young Margaret Drabble

Looking back at previous blog posts, I find I wrote about her and her writing in 2010.  A post titled Reading Margaret Drabble.  Most interesting.

 

 

 

 

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair November 4, 2016

img_1624   Here are my purchases from the Seattle Book Fair back in early October.  Busy times – I have just unpacked the bag containing my purchases.  I loved the Fair – and would have liked to repeat the experience in Boston this past weekend when we were on the East Coast.  Can’t have too much of a good thing – but maybe not enough money or room in my suitcase!  There are so many books out there I want to read and/or collect.

 

It’s All Too Easy March 5, 2016

Here I am, housebound recovering from hip replacement surgery.  I’m finding it all too easy to buy books to add to my genealogy collection.  Just search on Amazon.com and lo and behold – there’s a great book – the virtual bookstore!  Here are some of my finds.

A book about Nantucket

A book about the descendants of Widow Elizabeth Curtiss

A book about the wave of English ancestors coming to America in the 1600’s

Pictures to follow.  I have photos of each book  but I haven’t figured how to access my photo files and show them on my blog.

Pictures of my cat yes.  solstice 016