a hasty picture but this is the book – fascinating reading if you are interested in this sort of thing. I’ve been fascinated from an early age. Now I’m going to go back and review some of the other books I’ve read – exploration, the South Pacific, Whaling, Armstrong Sperry – just a few names and topics that spring to mind.
Reading Treasures February 5, 2018
Apologies for the orientation of these 2 photos, What a splendid book by the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard – Winter. His book Autumn came out a while ago, now Winter, and I’m sure Spring and Summer are sure to follow. Just collections of kind of random essays appropriate to the season. Excellent – and thought provoking. Plus beautiful paintings.
Books and a Cat January 21, 2018
Ophelia’s Books in Fremont, Seattle
Needless to say this is one of my favorite bookstores.
Another Book To Use In My Genealogy Research January 18, 2018
Wow – what a compendium. I can now check what I’ve found so far working mostly with Ancestry.com
Mt Kilimanjaro – Highest Peak In Africa December 4, 2017
A good read for mountaineering enthusiasts
Recent Additions To My Postcard Collection October 17, 2017
This past weekend I went to The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. Many many interesting looking books but ……….. I didn’t buy even one. I had a wonderful time looking though and remembering what I had read where and when. I’m really a reader rather than a collector. Anyhow, I particularly thought of my brother and his collection of boys books published in the1920’s and ’30’s. e.g. Tarzan of the Apes, etc. My older brother was a great reader from an early age. And while I didn’t necessarily read any of his books I can remember them on the family shelves and think of the pleasure he got from reading them – a long time ago now.
I digress – my only purchase at the Book Fair was handmade notebook – for my genealogy research notes. And I was gifted several postcards by one of my favorite sellers – Asian Steppes.