This has been the week of re-reading old favourites.
Sometimes I just get in that mood.
Heidi ~ While browsing the bookshelves at our local second-hand store, I found a lovely old hardcover copy, illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith.
Did you remember that Heidi was such a deeply spiritual book? I probably skipped over those parts in my heathen childhood, but who knows? I’m sure some of it seeped in, along with the lovely images of blooming Alpine meadows and toasted golden yellow cheese.
Gone Away Lake ~ happy sigh!
One of my all time favourites! I’m not even sure why.
Would I really like to spend a summer exploring a mosquito infested swamp and dusty, old, tumble-down houses?
As long as I was liberally doused in Aunt Minnehaha’s A.P. Decoction. 🙂
This last re-read was a special treat.
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this book on my blog before:
I Go By Sea I Go By Land by PL Travers (author of the Mary Poppins series)
… In 1939, after the outbreak of World War II, PL Travers began working for Britain’s Ministry of Information. She was sent to the United States, and wrote a young adult novel, I Go by Sea, I Go by Land in 1941, cast as the diary of an 11-year-old girl evacuated from England during the war… (more)
Although this book is classed as young adult, it bears little resemblance to the YA novels of today. It explores themes of war, separation and loneliness with a few, very mild, references to puberty.
A lovely, sensitive book. Highly recommended!
And now for a teaser.
I meant to tell you all about it.
But my computer froze and I had to completely re-write this post.
And now I have to dash out for my Womens’ Bible Study
But let me tell you …
I have found the most delicious bookish website ever!
I can’t believe I haven’t stumbled on it before this!
Come back tomorrow and I will tell you all the details in my Friday Fave post.