Monday, November 08, 2010

escaping to mitford




thanks to karen, i am reading fiction again, after a crazy 2 month reprieve. i missed reading fiction. somehow, i always feel guilty though! i should be DOING something! not that my normal weekends are all that productive, but still.

anyway, she loves jan karon and the mitford series. i've been thinking about getting some of these books for YEARS. finally, this weekend, i found 2 at the thrift store, so i bought them. started on book #4, which bothers me slightly. i am a 'start at the beginning' kind of person. still, for 99 cents, i will compromise.

then, this morning, i went to my friend amazon, and got the first 3 books in the series, used, for under $9 total. that's $11 bucks for 5 books. which makes me seriously happy. i don't really know why anyone would buy a new book, when used ones are perfectly fine. then again, why do people buy new cars, for that matter? i know, i digress.

most of all, i like the town of mitford. book #4 started out with the folks of mitford looking for spring and putting their houseplants out. hooked me in right away :)) ha. i hope the rest of my hobbies are clearly illustrated as time goes on.

and of course, the underlying thread is God. nothing is for naught when that is the case. i am anxious to see Him through the eyes of father tim.

thanks for the tip, karen :)







on an unrelated note, i also bought 75# of bird seed this weekend. look for fat birds to start showing up on the back forty this winter ;)

13 comments:

Karen said...

I am sooooooo happy for you! There is NOTHING like Father Tim for a long winter. You're going to fall in love. Will you please start book one as soon as it arrives?? I want you to savor them in order. :-)

bobbione8y said...

oh yes. the first 3 books will be here on wednesday, and i have only read about 100 pages. so i will back up and start in the beginning ;))

yay! excited.

Rani said...

dern. I have the softcover AND hardcover set I woulda lent ya...I have hooked most of the town on this series. You are, no doubt, going to fall in love... um I may be coming in tomorrow if you absolutely cannot wait :)

bobbione8y said...

oh, that is okay, rani. it's monday now, i won't have time to read until the weekend hits, most likely.

who KNEW what i was missing?!!

carey said...

rani, i would borrow if you're lending. :)

Rani said...

you betcha...gives me a good reason to get your way and soon

Rani said...

you betcha...gives me a good reason to get your way and soon

Karen said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

KristieLou said...

I have not read the mitford books yet. I must be missing out!

I will have to put them on my list :)

p.s. can't wait for the arrival of the birds!

bobbione8y said...

it sounds like a mitford book club is forming! c'mon over ladies!

ps. yes lou. birds & squirrels are flocking in from even your neighborhood, i bet :))

Rani said...

um I can't find the first 4 books. I only have 5,6,7,8 and the final in the series, which I have never read btw,...grrrr. I must have lent them to someone. Or, the house swallowed them up. BUt, I think I saw some at the Y store the other day. I will look next time I am in town :)

bobbione8y said...

um, i am the one who got the ones at the ystore ;))

Rani said...

of course you did...I LOVE that about you.

The salvation army had a common life when I looked this am...I didn't buy it.

Kris and Carey - look for them at the library if you can't wait. They have several copies...