Bookshelves Part 2

So the four books that I brought with me are:
Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
“Object Lessons” The Paris Review presents short stories.

But it’s intriguing to see what there is to read in this house that
I’m visiting.

You saw in the last post that  there are about a thousand books in
the room I’m in–and when I leave the room, first thing on the left,
in the hallway is—a small bookshelf.

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remember, you can click on photos to enlarge so you can read titles
and see which book YOU’D choose tonight–
And then when you enter the living room there’s a long wall of books
along the right wall:

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Definitely more reader friendly—Annie Dillard, Isabel Allende,
May Sarton, Isak Dineson, Elizabeth Bishop, well, everything you’d
like to read and reread.
and then to the left of the mantle there are old girls’ series books:

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and there are old, old Dickens volumes there at the bottom, too.
And up on the shelves are the old Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton–remember
Judy Bolton?  She got married in The Rainbow Riddle and the series
was never the same again.

On the other side of the mantle are more early series books

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more series books ©booksandbuttons

That shelf has old, old girls’ series books:
A Fourth Form Friendship by Angela Brazil
Patty in the City  by Carolyn Keene!
The Merriweather Girls and the Motor Maids.
Also “minor” series like Connie Blair, Kay Tracey, Trixie Belden,
along with some nods to the masculine reader such as The
Submarine Boys, The Hardy Boys, and the like.

On the other side of the room is a big comfy chair near a bookshelf
and that holds:
The Bastable Children by Nesbit
Friday’s Tunnel by Verney
The Green Gage Summer by Rumer Godden and more!

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and in the TV room are two more bookshelves:

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and when you think you’ve seen them all, you take your cup of tea into
the dining room and find another—-

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But I won’t actually have too much time for reading because I received
a gift of a puzzle!

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Isn't it great?

Isn’t it great?

Bye for now.

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