Saturday, February 25, 2017

Books Read In The Past Week



Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better.

"Watch Out, Sky" #
by Kate Andrews
[children's fiction, "Making Friends" series]

"Olivia and the Little Way"
by Nancy Belanger
[children's fiction, Catholic]

(Kindle book)

"Happy Little Family"
(openlibrary.org loan
by Rebecca Caudill
[children's fiction, historical, 1870s]

"Butter At The Old Price"
by Marguerite De Angeli
[autobiography]

"Try For a Dream"
"And Then There Were Four"
"Goodbye My Friends"

by Miriam L. Elias
[children's/young teen fiction, Jewish]

(in "A Classic Trio, 3-in-1, first volume)


"The Art Spirit"
by Robert Henri
[nonfiction]
(Kindle book)

"Who Is My Shelter?"
(Kindle book)
by Neta Jackson
[Protestant fiction, Yada Yada House of Hope series]


"What I Really Think Of You"
by M.E. Kerr
[YA fiction] 


"Two!" #
"Three!"
written and illustrated by Tia Perkin
[picture books]
(read for free on Kindle) 

This Week's Fan Fiction

Follow Your Heart
an AU Another World fic.

This is a story that I wrote and posted on fanfiction.net some time ago, but then I realized that it wasn't quite right... it needed something, but I couldn't figure out just what.  
And then, suddenly, I knew.... and it was so simple.  A slight change to what Felicia says near the end of the story has made all the difference.

Surprise In A Book

I found something very special in a used copy of Marguerite De  Angeli's autobiography, Butter At The Old Price.  I ordered the book as a replacement for the copy that was lost when I moved.
This is the way the book was described:
"Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 
ISBN: 9780385068130 
Binding: Hardcover 
Book Condition: Good"
When I received the book, I found that it was autographed by Marguerite De Angeli "For Marilla, with  much love."
That, however, is not what made this particular book extra-special.  The real treasure I found was two note-cards with personal messages to this same Marilla.
I thank God for these bonuses.  I'm even thankful that I lost my original copy of the book.  After all, if I hadn't, I wouldn't have needed to replace it!