For sale: Lovely "A Child's Garden of Verses," by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, published by Charles Scribner's Sons as a Scribner Illustrated Classic. Undated, but I believe from the 1990s.
Gorgeous full-page color plates, plus black-and-white illustrations throughout the text.
Hardcover with dustjacket, 106 pages, measures 9.25" tall x 7" wide.
For sale: Gorgeous "The Token of Friendship: An Offering for All Seasons," published by Phillips, Sampson & Company, circa 1853. Fabulous leather covers with gilt decorations of flowers, vines, and cherubs.
Illuminated presentation page and half-title page, plus four engraved illustrations. Full of various poems and literary musings. 288 pages, measures 7.5" tall x 5" wide.
For sale: Adorable book "Angeline Goes Traveling," written by Frances Margaret Fox, illustrated by Dorothy Lake Gregory, published by Rand McNally & Company, copyright 1927.
From what I gather, Angeline is part of a group traveling from New England to California in a covered wagon. She and her father are intending to take advantage of the gold rush by setting up a millinery shop with hats from New York. They have many interesting encounters along the way, including Kit Carson saving them from Indians. The millinery shop doesn't work out quite as planned and they end up taking a ship back home. Very interesting read!
Hardcover, 256 pages, measures 7.75" tall x 5.25" wide.
For sale: Lovely antique green book with orange flower decorations. "Timothy and His Friends," by Mary E. Ireland, frontispiece by Charles Hope Provost, published by The Saalfield Publishing Co., copyright 1902.
Hardcover, 317 pages, measures 7.5" tall x 5" wide.
Just finished chapter 26... What the hell just happened?
Chocolate is definitely needed 🍫😭
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NBS got me at Book Blowout. 😅
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Is anyone interested in these before I shuffle them off to the rummage sale pile? $14.50 for all six books and that includes the shipping (In other words, it's going to be $8.50 to ship them, and I'd just like $6 for the books). Six hardcover books with jackets about Anne Morrow Lindbergh - five of her diaries and letters and one biography.
Available on Amazon, flipkart and also link is available in my bio. 😊
I hope you are read my book.. 😊
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For sale: A pretty four-book set of Henry David Thoreau works in slipcase. Three of the books are hardcover with beautiful leafy designs, and one is thinner softcover (but is an original part of the set).
Published by Book-of-the-Month Club, copyright 1996.
Humanimal: How Homo Sapiens .. by Adam Rutherford
The best-selling author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived investigates what it means to be human - and animal
Evolutionary theory has long established that humans are animals: Modern Homo sapiens are primates who share an ancestor with monkeys and other great apes. Our genome is 98 percent identical to a chimpanzee's. And yet we think of ourselves as exceptional. Are we?
In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores the profound paradox of the "human animal." Looking for answers across the animal kingdom, he finds that many things once considered exclusively human are not: In Australia, raptors have been observed starting fires to scatter prey; in Zambia, a chimp named Julie even started a "fashion" of wearing grass in one ear. We aren't the only species that communicates, makes tools, or has sex for reasons other than procreation. But we have developed a culture far more complex than any other we've observed. Why has that happened, and what does it say about us?
Humanimal is a new evolutionary history - a synthesis of the latest research on genetics, sex, migration, and much more. It reveals what unequivocally makes us animals - and also why we are truly extraordinary.
For sale: Today we found a box of really cool antique cabinet cards ("instant relatives," if you will)! This is just a handful of them!
I'm not hip enough to understand how to post things to my Stories, so I'm going to use these as a way to challenge myself to get my act together. These will be for sale in my Stories as soon as I figure out how! 🤣
When an Amazon delivery arrives and you totally forgot you ordered a new book the night before 😀 Rewind 15 hours - I’d fallen asleep on the sofa (seriously rock n roll) and whilst I was getting ready for bed I had a quick peep on here and saw a review for ‘The Sisters’. In my half asleep state I looked it up on amazon and as it was only £2 I popped it into my basket, checked out, and went to sleep. What a lovely surprise this morning 😂 Who’s read it?
“The First Phone Call From Heaven” by Mitch Albom
“You might think a person who brings proof of heaven would be embraced. But even in the presence of a miracle, the human heart will say, Why not me?”
I chose this book to be my next read because...Well, let’s just say...it was “calling” my name 📞 😉
But seriously though, isn’t this cover just captivating? 😍 The moment I saw it on sale, I didn’t hesitate to buy it. It also helps that this book is written by one of my favorite authors @mitchalbom ...so pretty much it was a destined buy 😇
I’m more than halfway through the book, and I’m liking it so far. It definitely does a great job at portraying all the various reactions people will have when faced with a miracle...sometimes the reactions and responses can get pretty intense 😅
I plan to finish this book tonight hopefully, but I will share another lovely quote that I found in this book:
“Fear is how you lose your life...a little bit at a time...What we give to fear, we take away from...faith”
Have a lovely day! ✌🏼
Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.
As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.
Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn't an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the "wrong" side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.
One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann's offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the girls are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria's mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.
Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And now it's up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more.
Told through the lens of a guy in love with the cosmos (and maybe two girls), The Universal Laws of Marco explores the complicated histories that bring us together and tear us apart.
In the summer before eighth grade, Marco Suarez kissed his best friend Sally Blake. This was his first spark.
And since then, whenever he's thought about that moment, he's traveled through a wormhole—of sorts—to relive those brief seconds when time sped up (or, rather, his view of time distorted) and he kissed her. And then, at the end of that year, she disappeared, leaving in that way that people sometimes leave—alive and well and somewhere out there but gone, nonetheless. She never even said why. And now in their senior year, Sally unexpectedly returns and Marco is shaken. Still, he holds tightly to his carefully choreographed life. A life that is full of reasons why first sparks don't matter:
Reason 1: He has a girlfriend. Her name is Erika Richards. Reason 2: He's leaving on a full scholarship to college. Reason 3: He's busy with his tribe and making money to help support his family. But as Marco navigates the final days of high school, he learns that leaving home is never easy and a first spark is hard to ignore.
Ruby has always been Ruby Chertok: future classical pianist and daughter of renowned composer Martin Chertok. But after her horrendous audition for the prestigious music school where her father is on faculty, it's clear that music has publicly dumped her. Now Ruby is suddenly just . . . Ruby. And who is that again? All she knows is that she wants away from the world of classical music for good.
Oscar is a wunderkind, a musical genius. Just ask any of the 1.8 million people who've watched him conduct on YouTube—or hey, just ask Oscar. But while he might be the type who'd name himself when asked about his favorite composer and somehow make you love him more for it, Oscar is not the type to jeopardize his chance to study under the great Martin Chertok—not for a crush. He's all too aware of how the ultra-privileged world of classical music might interpret a black guy like him falling for his benefactor's white daughter.
But as the New York City summer heats up, so does the spark between Ruby and Oscar. Soon their connection crackles with the same alive, uncontainable energy as the city itself. Can two people still figuring themselves out figure out how to be together? Or will the world make the choice for them?
Welp I'm broke 😂💸 I seemed to have believed I was some kind of baller this past weekend, and spent a helluva lot of money on books I probably didn't need, but felt obligated to get. Because... books!
Happy Monday Beautiful Bookworms 📚💕
Question ↬ Predictive Text Game: "My favorite character and I went shopping and spent...."
Answer ↬ "My favourite character and I went shopping and spent my entire life on a book." - Seems fitting for this post 😂
Book purchases: - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
(Had to get a new set, last ones were damaged)
- The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
- Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
- My Favourite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
- Rumours by Freya North
- We were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk
- Last One Home by Debbie Macomber
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?
My haul from the past few days in the city! I’m already halfway through Three Secret Cities by @matthewreillyofficial and it’s amazing so far!! I think I’ll be onto Poison Study next because it sounds really interesting!! What’s on your TBR?