Friday, October 15, 2010


Yes, the rain and wind did arrive.But, can you think of anything better to do on a rainy day than attend a local book sale? Especially one that benefits our town library. The hard cover books that I purchased are books that I have taken out over the years. These first two books -The Complete Rug Hooker- A Guide To The Craft by Joan Moshimer and The Hook Book by Alice Beatty and Mary Sargent- both books are essential to rug hookers whether a novice or seasoned pro. Better Homes and Gardens -Living The Country Life offers wonderful photographs showing the country look and style in some of the most delightful homes and gardens in America. This book is timeless. The Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook. Now as far as I am concerned any cookbook with the words "farm" and "pie" in the title, has to be a good read and one which offers decadent pie recipes.
Dear Mr. Jefferson: Letter's From A Nantucket Gardener, by Laura Simon. "No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden." Thomas Jefferson. Ms. Simon turned to the works and letters of 18th-century statesman and avid horticulturist Thomas Jefferson. I am an admirer of Mr. Jefferson and have visited his Monticello home and gardens. I hope to find this book as delightful as it sounds.
Finally, The Big-Little World of Doc Pritham by Dorothy Clarke Wilson. This is the story of the life and times of an old Maine doctor who spent his whole professional life in Greenville, Maine- a village at the foot of Moosehead Lake. Doc Pritham was a country doctor, general practitioner willing to go anywhere at anytime ready to minister to anyone who needed him. He traveled thousands of miles through the Maine wilderness on horseback, foot, skates, snowshoes, boats, cars, and jumped aboard railroad cars. Dr. Pritham died in 1972 at the age of 92. He was still practicing medicine at the time of his death.
Dr. Pritham sounds like a very interesting man with lots of tales to tell about the people in and around the Maine Wilderness.

The total of my purchases, $10.00. I do believe I have acquired enough reading material should the rain decide to continue. What are some of your favorite books? I'd love to know.