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The Voyages Of Captain Cook March 22, 2018

Filed under: Authors,Books — Janet @ 9:54 pm

IMG_5447  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

Filed under: Book covers,Book Recommendations,Books,Illustrations,Reading — Janet @ 12:08 am

IMG_5128       IMG_5129     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

Filed under: Book stores,Books,Cats — Janet @ 6:59 pm

26962194_2006148942746355_579432745000458838_o  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

IMG_5078  Wow – what a compendium.  I can now check what I’ve found so far working mostly with Ancestry.com


Latest Reading December 12, 2017

Filed under: Authors,Birthdays,Books,Cats,Janet's Books,Lakota Indians,Reading — Janet @ 4:19 pm

IMG_4893  a book by Alexandra Fuller – Quiet Until the Thaw.  This is about the Lakota Indians of the Dakotas.  Whether writing about Africa or the western part of the United States, she is one of my favorite authors.


Mt Kilimanjaro – Highest Peak In Africa December 4, 2017

Filed under: Africa,Books,Mountaineering — Janet @ 10:56 pm

IMG_4811   A good read for mountaineering  enthusiasts



Recent Additions To My Postcard Collection October 17, 2017

Filed under: Books,Postcard Collection,Postcards — Janet @ 12:35 am

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.

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