I recently picked up a couple of really fun books that I wanted to show you. Yeah! New books:)
I'm such a book person- I have way too many books to fit on my bookcases but I just enjoy them so much!
I love the library and I love bookstores. You know how we quilters like the smell of new fabric? Well, I like the smell of new books even more!
My love affair with books began when I was a girl and still continues on today...
Because I grew up in such a small town, we didn't have a library - but we had a Book-Mobile!
For those of you who don't know what a bookmobile was, it was an old bus that the county library loaded up with books and would come to visit rural areas. The back and both sides of the bus were lined with shelves of books. Checkout was up front. We could check out books just like at the library and could request books that we wanted for the next visit.
Do you remember the cards in the small manilla envelopes inside the back of the book? The librarian would write my name on the card and next to it, stamp the due date. I liked reading the names of those who had also read the book to see if I knew them.
The Book-Mobile would come every other Thursday and would park on the side of the road in the middle of town which was next to the church. It would come about 10:30 in the morning and stay for a couple of hours. I usually was the first one there waiting for it to pull up.
The librarian was a sweet older lady named Jean and we were definitly on a first name basis! We would chat for a bit and then I would usually check out as many books as I could carry and hurry home to read them. My goal of course was to have them all read before the next visit.
I used to like to climb a great big tree way out in the back pasture and read-read-read.That tree was my place to "get away" as I come from a large family.
I still have the same feeling of anticipation when I open a new book.
The first book I want to tell you about is this one. It's of course all about vintage kitchen linens. The photography and writing are excellent and full of great information. The book is by EllynAnne Giesel who also wrote "The Apron Book" which of course I also have and love as well.
Look how cute it is without the jacket - adorable:) I always love it when the book cover is different than the jacket, it has so much more personality that way! If you want to get this book, check out her website here.
The next fabulous new book is by a few kindred farm girls, Teri Edwards and Serena Thompson aka "The Farm Chicks". It is filled to the brim with all kinds of yummy down home recipes and a few fun kitchen projects that we all like to make now and again. They also talk about thier wonderful memories of growing up on a farm which I can totally relate to.