Friday, February 20, 2015

Up and About

It feels so good to be up and about again, not outdoors, way too cold, but running about the house.  Went upstairs for the first time in forever, our bedroom is downstairs so unless I'm up in my craft room I don't go up there very often.
Others around Blogworld have been writing about their bookcases and I thought I'd show you one of my favorites.  It's definitely a "girly" one.
This bookcase is in the bedroom our daughter uses when she comes to stay, if you look to the left you'll see a painting her Grandfather did of her when she was a little girl.
On the top is a picture of my Mother-in-law on her wedding day, I love this picture, she was such a special lady.  Also up there are bears and miniatures, I'm addicted to miniatures.
On the first shelf you'll find The Morville Hours by Katherine Swift, one of my favorite books about building a garden, my Bible that dates back to my childhood, A Jane Austen
Education by William Deresiewicz,  The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson---I'm absolutely fascinated by the development of language and have read this book numerous times, Through a Brazen Mirror by Delia Sherman, good fantasy, Plato and a Platypus Go into A Bar--need a bit of humor from time to time--, The complete Alice in Wonderland, loads of Georgette Heyer, mainly her mysteries, Passages by Connie Willis, great SF writer, A Woman's Book of Days, Jane Austen's Christmas, The Go-Between, good Edwardian story told through the eyes of a child, The Blessing by Nancy Mitford, again, you need a goo chuckle from time to time., Legends a spy novel (strange company for this book), Brother Cadfael's Herb Garden--we got to visit this in Shrewsbury I believe-I don't normally read Jane Austen sequels but I do like this 3 book series (An Assembly Such as This, Duty and Desire, These 3
Remain) by Pamela Aidan, The Complete Miss Marple Stories, The Complete Hercule Poirot stories, Animal, Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver--if you don't know her books you should--To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, a time travel take on Jerome Kern's classic 3 Men in a Boat to Say Nothing of the Dog, The Mrs. Tim books, classics, Helen Allingham's beautiful paintings of rural England, Tolkien, British Wild Flowers, Dinner at Miss Lady, a very southern book, Fairy Tales, the Diana Galbadon series, I have this on my Kindle and I may be moving the books on, At the Bottom of the Garden, fairies of course, A Cotswald Sketch book, if I could paint like this, Houses and Cottages of England, The Medieval Garden, some day I'm going to have a walled English Garden, the minor works of Jane Austen and all her novels.
These may not be my forever books, but most of them have been with me many years.
Filling in the shelves you'll find miniature tea sets and little bear.  To the right is Mac's Father's classic guitar.


  1. Favourite books and favourite things, full of memories to make you smile. What a lovely post.

  2. I think I have the exact same edition of the illustrated works of Lewis Carrol that I see on one of your shelves... :)

  3. Lovely to have a tour of your bookcase and even lovelier to know that you are getting up and about a bit - that is good!! Yay!! xx


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