Oscar Wilde said with freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? I totally agree. I’ve always had a thing about the moon. I usually wake up super early, and one of the first things I do is check out the moon. Yesterday, the crescent-shaped moon looked incredible and brilliant hanging just over my back porch. And freedom? I’m sure we can all agree not to take freedom for granted. But this post is about the new (old) books in our Little Free Library and flowers.
Specifically, tulips. The weekend is our busiest Little Free Library time. And yesterday not only did I add books to the library, I planted tulip bulbs all around. Now’s the time to think about spring flowers.
Here are our new library offerings. Something for everyone, and all of these books were donated by friends. (Thank you!)
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Although I haven’t read this book, it got great reviews on Goodreads. The setting is 1939, WWII, Nazi-occupied France. While it sounds like something I would enjoy, I have a stack of books to read, so I decided to go ahead and put it in the library for someone else to enjoy. If it shows back up, I’ll snag it later.
Silas Marner by George Eliot. Everyone should read this 19th century classic. Did you know George Eliot was a woman? Her name was Mary Ann Evans. She wrote under a male pen name so that her work would be taken seriously.
Paper Towns by John Green. I saw the movie this summer with my niece. Author, John Green, writes young adult books that are wildly successful. The movie was cute. I’m intrigued by the idea of paper towns. As described by the author, mapmakers include paper towns or paper streets (aka fake towns or streets) in their maps as a way to discover if their work is being copied. Interesting.
The Day the Fifth Grade Disappeared by Terri Fields. Boy, oh boy, I would have loved for my fifth grade class to have disappeared. This is a cute mystery for grade level 3 – 5.
Baby Farm Animals by Garth Williams. This Little Golden Book Classic (oversized, board book) is filled with illustrations of pig, cows, bunnies, goats, ducks, and all the assorted farm animals I never had as a kid because we had row crops.
Happy Saturday! Happy reading.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Company of Thieves, Oscar Wilde