Hello hello! It’s Maggie here on the lovely personal blog Chickadee Lover Maggie, and today, I’m very happy to bring you a new post! Yesterday, I went thrift shopping with my mom and scored BIG TIME on the thrifted books front! It was awesoooome – coming home with so many books was exciting!
Right now I’m wanting to read more books. For a while I was really picky about which genres, authors, etc. I read, but I’m quite tired of following that criteria because I’ve been running out of books I want to read for years. lol so! To remedy this, I am…
- getting books from different genres
- buying books friends have recommended
- going ahead and getting a book I may or may not like
- building a little home library of thrifted books to choose from
- staying open-minded!
I’m already making so much progress. Being able to see myself as a reader again – instead of an occasional peruser of books lol… – is so amazing. I forgot how happy reading makes me!
Let’s get started on my haul! 😀 I got the idea for this post from my mom when she said: “you need to do a book haul with all of these books!” I was thinking about sharing them on my blog as I read them, but that would take a long time. Chatting about them all at once is way more fun!
big book haul!!!
These first two books I think are like small town novels (which I absolutely ADORE). They may not be, though – I only took a peek at the back covers because I want to be surprised. We have “Back Home Again” by Melody Carlson (I’ve yet to read a book of hers so I’m going to now!) and “The Piano Teacher” by Lynn York! I love the piano hehe, but I’ve never heard of this book (get it? hearing the piano… and this cheesy joke hah), so we’ll see what the story’s like.
Side note: I just discovered design borders on my favorite photo editing app (RookieCam). I’m simultaneously overjoyed and disappointed because I LOVE THE BORDERS but I could have been using them for years!
I think the Amish culture is really interesting and I’m fascinated by the way they live! I’ve been wanting to find another well-written Amish book to read for a while, so I bought these Amish novels. We have “A Dream of Miracles” by Ruth Reid (how pretty is that font on the cover), and “The Promised Amish Bride” by Marta Perry.
I’m not sure if these are similar in genre or not lol, but they’re kind of like… Western romances? Maybe? Gah you got me. I got the “Whatever Tomorrow Brings/As Time Goes By” collection by Lori Wick (because her writing is PRISTINE) and “Caroline’s Child/Dr. Texas” by Debbie Macomber (imma be daring and read volume two without picking up the first one *wiggles eyebrows*).
These are all from different genres! We have (clockwise kind of) “Creating Contagious Commitment” by Andrea Shapiro (leadership organization), “Dragonspell” by Donita K Paul (fantasy) (Millay recommended this!), and “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks (romance). I think these will be helpful, fun, interesting, and enjoyable to read!
I keep finding myself wanting to write we’ll see how these books turn out. That’s how deeply I’m in the habit of having strong reading material criteria! I’m broadening my horizons people, haha
Now it’s time. FOR THE MOTHERLOAD.
*intense music stars playing*
I was in line to check out at the thrift store, and a shelf from the book section caught my eye. They had ten or so old volumes and dictionaries grouped together. I walked over to see what they were. My arms were already full of books, but I had to see what was up there.
WELL, LOOK WHAT WAS UP THERE. The entire collection of William Shakespeare’s plays.
For 50. cents. eACH!
All of the covers have adorable little illustrations!
The books themselves were printed in the 1980s, but the plays were edited by a Scottish professor in the 1950s. It’s gonna be lit, fam.
There’s the Bard! (for a second, I thought that ‘To the Reader’ inscription was written by Will, but no it wasn’t hahaaa)
Now it’s time for a flip-through of the other books I featured!
Thank you SO much for reading! This was a really fun post to write.