Five Books I Love (Connie Edition)
September 24, 2010
My name is Connie, and I work at the Lone Jack Branch. I have always loved books, and I like a variety of books. By enjoying a variety, it helps me to suggest authors to all ages. Here are five books I love.
The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston-Hill
Shirley Hollister, the oldest child in her family, struggles to support her mother and siblings after her father’s death When she learns they have to vacate their home in the city, she uses her last dime for the trolley fare to search for a home. She discovers a beautiful old stone barn in an ideal setting. Sidney Graham, the landlord, agrees to renovate the barn for them. Shirley eventually finds a government job, but is then kidnapped! It is up to Sidney Graham to find her.
Thrush Green series by Miss Read
These books take place in a close-knit village in England. The village has a variety of loveable characters that work through their day by day problems with humor, wit, and compassion for one another. Miss Read’s description of the landscape and the inhabitants make you feel like a part of the community.
Cry Uncle! by Mary Jane Auch
Eleven year old Davey Anderson and his “back to nature” mom move to the country. She plants so much zucchini, they eat it for dinner every night! Davey’s seventy-four year old uncle, who is a little forgetful, moves in with them and shares a room with Davey. Davey and his uncle find themselves in all sorts of scrapes and adventures. They even come up with a plan to get rid of the zucchini!
Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer
If I had to choose only one cookbook out of the thousands of cookbooks available, I would choose this one. It has some great recipes! I tried the cornbread recipe, which called for sifting the flour. Sifting the flour really makes a difference. It was very tasty!
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
This book helps to identify stress in your life. It teaches you how to block out the past, to not worry about the future, and to focus on today. I own a copy of this book, and read it again from time to time.
What are five books you love? Let us know in the comments field!
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