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Debbie Macomber Novels

Recently I finished reading Debbie Macomber’s novel, A Turn in the Road.

Bethanne Hamlin, her ex-mother-in-law, Ruth, and her daughter, Annie go on a road trip together.. and end up learning more about each other, a certain burly biker and themselves– than they ever expected.

A great book that introduced me to Macomber’s genius. My plan is to read ALL her books by June 1, 2014!

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Tattered Books

My Best Friend

My Best Friend

Books have always been my best friends. Over the years, I have found some of my favorite friends around the house by looking for their tattered and torn covers on shelves, dressers, or end tables. Their condition has always been related to their usefulness in my life- the more tattered the cover, the more indispensable the book. I have read them, scanned them, carried them, consulted them and loved them dearly.

Now let me introduce these friends and share them with you, my human friends, here in this regular feature. Let me tell you what I liked and what I disliked about each one. Just like my human friends, they may have some things I must ignore to enjoy their companionship. I’ll tell you which parts worked for me and which parts did not.

Most of the books I like are either inspirational or instructional because I always seem to need the motivation “to do” and the knowledge of “how to do”. They are books that help because I need lots of help. I bet you do, too.

Constantly I am searching for new friends, literary and literally. So if you have a book, a special tattered friend, please write and share your review so that I can consider it for this feature.

Tattered Books

Tattered Books

More Tattered Books

More Tattered Books


Books Shown Above

Wilmington’s Guide To The Bible
World Famous Paintings
Math 54
Once A Month Cooking
Early American Almanacs
Get Wisdom!
Square Foot Gardening
The Divine Center
Sink Reflections
Teaching Your Children Responsibility
Lifetime Guarantee
The Joy Of Cooking
Amplified Bible

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
Electric Bread
GraceWalk
Word Studies On The Holy Spirit
The Art of Virtue
Genesis In Time And Space
Simplify Your Life
This Is My God
A Philosophy Of Education
American Heritage Dictionary
Holy Bible
Holy Bible

Additional Books Shown Below
Speed Cleaning
Confessions Of An Organized Housewife
File, Don’t Pile
Skip Along
Poems That Live Forever

Books on Marble Table

Books on Marble Table

All The Best Books

There is absolutely no avenue to knowledge but knowledge itself, and the schools must begin, not by qualifying the mind to deal with knowledge, but by affording all the best books containing all the sorts of knowledge which these…wanted to know.

Charlotte Mason
A Philosophy Of Education
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A Broom of One’s Own by Nancy Peacock

Last night I read A Broom of One’s Own by Nancy Peacock in one sitting. I almost never do this – mainly because I still have six children and one very rambunctious puppy at home.

But this book resonated with the me as I believe it will with many other authors, published and unpublished. In it you can feel the hope and frustrations of Nancy’s spirit as she struggles to live in the real world while she also struggles with her literary worlds.

The essays are so matter of fact and yet so meditative. I love the way that Nancy was able to bring me along with her as she cleans, muses, fumes.

Although I know that Nancy would approve hardily of the fact that I found her book while browsing the shelves of my small local library, I fully intend to buy a copy of this book as soon as I can so that I can drag out my yellow crayon and favorite black pen and put sticky note book marks all the way through it.

Tattered Books Introduction

Tattered Books

Tattered Books


Books have always been my best friends. Over the years, I have found some of my favorite ones around the house by looking for their tattered and torn covers on shelves, dressers, or end tables.

The physical condition of a book has always been relative to its usefulness in my life- the more tattered the cover, the more indispensible the book.

I have read them, scanned them, carried them, consulted them and loved them dearly.

Now let me introduce them and share them with you in this regular feature. Let’s talk about what we liked and what we disliked about each one. Just like my human friends, books may have some things that must be ignored in order for us to enjoy their companionship. I’ll tell you which parts worked for me and which parts did not.

Most of the books I like are either inspirational or instructional because I always seem to need the motivation to do something, as well as the knowledge of how to do it.

Tattered Books are books that help because I need lots of help. I bet you do, too.

I am constantly searching for new friends, literary and literally. So if you have a book, a special tattered friend, please write and share your review so that I can consider it for this feature.

This entry was posted on August 30, 2010, in Read.