Watching the series “John Adams” with Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney as John and Abigail Adams made me interested in the book by David McCullough. The book is a historical narrative based on the letters of John and Abigail Adams.
My favorite part was reading Adams’ description of crossing the Atlantic-very vivid-it shows just how far we’ve come since the time of our forefathers.
For the Mac & Cheese Society! Bacon.
this has made it onto my list of favourite books.
This is the next book I plan on getting.
A pleasurable interlude
A quick stop at Half Price Books
Thirty minutes later, the swipe of a card
My library happily expands, making room for new friends
- The cloth bound 1921 copy of E.M. Hull’s The Sheik.
- A 1960s copy of The Works of Guy de Maupassant.
- The Fortunes of Fifi by Molly Elliott Seawell, copy-right 1903.
- As published in 1902, Maurine by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
- Sir Walter Scott’s Guy Mannering, no copy-right date.
- The Light Operas of W.S. Gilbert, 1932.
All in better shape than hardcovers printed today and each awaiting my leisure.
There is nothing is more satisfyingly indulgent than a book. Walking into a bookshop and inhaling that luscious scent of aging parchment, allowing yourself a small smile; Eagerly devouring the blurb of a book; Greedily mooning over the cover art of a book, and then slowly turning the yellowing pages as you guzzle the words, gobble the story, wolfing it down like a starving child. No, there is nothing quite like a good book.