Thursday, January 24, 2013

B is for Books

B is for books (and I am late posting because our internet cable was dangling from the side of the house earlier this week).

One of my Christmas presents this year was a $50 gift card for Barnes and Noble. Although I no longer do much reading myself, I have a daughter who thoroughly enjoys reading classic literature. One of her favorite authors is Charles Dickens. She has read Great Expectations at least twice and maybe David Copperfield as well. On my first trip to the book store I was alone and in search of Les Miserables, and since there was a buy two get one free sale I chose two more classics for Hannah, Nicolas Nickleby by Dickens and Emma by Jane Austen  .

The following Saturday we had even more fun. She went with me and we perused both the classics and the wonderful 50% off sales. Big red circles on the spine of the books told us what was on clearance. We looked the clearance tables over carefully and made our selections. Two volumes of Sherlock Holmes, The Count of Monte Christo, Dicken's A Christmas Carol, and two not so classic books as well. It was like Christmas all over again! I think perhaps Hannah and I have enough reading material to last until next Christmas.


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22 comments:

  1. Books - just a beautiful "B" word. I also read much less now than I did as a child and teenager. I wonder if that is an "age" thing or a "computer" thing. Great that Hannah is so appreciative of literature.

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    1. The computer probably doesn't help, but neither do aging eyes. Of course the fact that every time I sit down I either fall asleep or am asked to get up again can't help. At any rate, I appreciate Hannah's love of literature.

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  2. That sounds like a lot of fun...and great deals, too! It's great reading weather, isn't it? ha.

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    1. It is, Betsy. If only my eyes would cooperate. I think I need to try some of those fancy magnifiers, or maybe go back to the eye doctor.

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  3. B is a great word, I am an avid book lover. I've just started a new series (to me)by Cynthia Voigh. The Tillerman series, I've read 1 and 2. Great love to share with your daughter.
    Ann

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    1. I love books too, Ann. I spent much of my childhood with my nose in one book or another, and loved reading to my children when they were small. Maybe that's why Hannah loves it so much.

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  4. Great post for "B"!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  5. Reading - my favorite thing to do.

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    1. I wish I could relax and read like I did when I was younger. All those years of chasing children has left me feeling like I'm wasting time sitting down with a good book, especially a novel.

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  6. I love books. Great choice for B. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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    1. When I get old, if it ever happens, I am going to spend every waking moment with a book in my hand. :)

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  7. Oh my goodness! I love reading - REAL books, not on a device! - and read so much I get dry eyes. My daughter's favourite book is The Counte of Monte Cristo and she's read that one more than twice for sure! I finally read it recently and found it so exciting! Right now I'm into the crime genre (good ones, not pap) and really enjoying the mysteries.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Perhaps this summer I shall run away to a lonely cottage by the lake in the mountains and read until my eyes dry up. :)

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  8. Oh my....
    Your daughter and I are 2 peas in a pod...
    Charles Dickens is my absolute favorite...
    I could read Oliver Twist until my eyes bleed!!!
    Great Expectations is another fav...
    And...
    Of course...Christmas Carol...LOVE THEM!!!
    Give her my best regards..
    From one Dickens junkie...to another..

    We are leaving for Florida on Tuesday...We will be there for the month of February...I will be posting and following all my favorites...Like you!!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Bleeding eyes? How terrible! ;)
      I am going to buy Oliver Twist next and read it myself... until my eyes fall out.
      I will give Hannah your regards.

      Have a wonderful time in Florida! If one is going to go there February is the time. That ought to be the month Lake Erie freezes over.

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    2. Bleeding, dry, falling out eyes!!!
      Sounds like a Dickens novel for sure!!!
      I plan to have a wonderful time,Martha...you can read my posts from there...

      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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  9. Perfect post for "B"; I would adore getting a gift certificate for my Kindle Fire that I got this Christmas. Kate, ABC Team

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    1. I have never used a Kindle. Maybe I would actually love one too. :)

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    1. Books was a popular subject this time around. Must be the cold weather. :)

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  11. Books are great, no need to be dependent on the computer.

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