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Ohhhhh..... I used to prop up in the back of our camper too, off to the left side so I could lean on the closet wall. Anne of Green Gables for me was our trip to Nova Scotia! (Lotsa driving from central Florida to the Canadian crossing!) We used to go t the library just before those 14 day driving extravaganzas to load up on books - we would pack the basket away so we wouldn't be tempted to get an early start! Those were GREAT days! i am glad we didn't have ipods, gameboys and movie screens! Remember sneaking your book at dinner? " No Reading At The Table!"

Thanks for the memories!! Janine

Marla Taviano

This just might be my all-time favorite post of yours. Yep, I definitely think it is!


*sigh* i want to stop working now and go read...


What wonderful book memories you have! The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was the first "real" chapter book that we read to Cameron and Emma. We read it months before the movie came to theaters and they were so excited and involved in the story! We have plans to read Prince Caspian next before the 2008 movie.


Good to see your family is doing so well. The girls have grown so much! The family pics on your site are fabulous. I hope you're doing well
(Lisa--formerly Marshall)

Holly Smith

We're in the midst of Voyage of the Dawn Treader right now...every night we read a chapter or two...It is quite wonderful!

A kindred spirit you are, for sure :) But I can still read in cars...not sure why.

An I am in Anne of Windy Poplars right now again :)

Off to the doctor for Sydney's cold.
Praying you have a wonderful weekend friend!! The zucchini bread was scrumptious!

Amanda Mayer

Thanks for popping in my site and leaving the encouragement! I'll take all I can get!

Just a quick brows of your site... and I'm intrigued! I don't know if I can handle being a fan of both yours and Marla's blogs! (Being that time management is my current dilemma!!)LOL!

As for your 'N'... I didn't fall in love with books until college. But ever since once great professor changed that, I can't get enough. My absolute LOVE of the Narnia collection and Lewis's style has lead me into Mere Christianity. To anyone with an interest in religious philosophy (that's not off it's rocker) it's a must!

Although I will admit the timing wasn't good in starting that one, since I'm also in a Beth Moore Bible study (lots of reading)!! With all this great reading material (blogs included)... reading time is getting spread thin these days!

Anyway, lovin' your 'Alphabet', looking forward to the rest!
God Bless,

Lisa R=P

This post is an absolute treasure. Thank you for sharing. Now I want to make a quick run to the library to check out some of these books.

I think that I am going to start the Beth Moore study on Daniel. Have you done that one and if so did you really like it?


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