I spend my off hours, what few exist, prowling through thrift stores and library sales for vintage books. I post some here for those interested.
-RECENTLY DISCOVERED TREASURES-
SCI FI - just picked up several classics at the local library book sale, including:
1961, a Scholastic reprint of the 1942 Henry Holt Edition. It's just a fun read and a look at life in the '40's. Ghost Town Adventure, by Rutherford Montgomery. The dean Family- Dad, Tom, Betty and Chuck are on the road, hoping for greener pastures, when they're stranded in a mountain ghost town.
Madeleine L'Engle's A Wind in the Door, sequel to A Wrinkle in Time. It was way more mindbending than I remembered. Had to be tough to illustrate that cover!
What was your first grownup book? Mine was "Papillon" by Henri Charrière. It was eye-opening for a naive sixth-grader from the suburbs, to say the least. Thanks to my teacher, Ed Stewart for assigning it to me - dude, you changed my life -and how I read. This month, see if you can remember "that" book - track it down and re-read it!
The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel What a beautiful and quirky book.
"The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet" by Eleanor Cameron. Written before we landed on the Moon, it's still a delightful read and the illustrations by Robert Henneberger are fantastic. Besides, I wrote to Ms. Cameron when I was a wee sprat... and she answered! Not only that... she answered in GREEN ink. So I have a fond place in my heart for this one.
Total score. "Ten Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Years with POGO"
Walt Kelly. Yes.
The original "Pollyanna" by Eleanor H. Porter. The "Glad Book" is actually a very deep philosophical exploration into how we affect our own happiness. Don't let the current derogatory use of the term "Pollyanna" sway you. Plus- you can find it for FREE online. I do find the somber picture used on the cover to be a strange choice tho'-
Picked up a copy of "Artemis Fowl" to replace the one I wore out. Great modern series by Eoin Colfer. Quick read, you should check it out.
More to come, I should be writing. See ya!