Monday, August 15, 2016

Summer Reading and Other Things

When I picked these books up from the thrift store for literally pennies, I knew they would be on my summer reading list. It turns out "New Chronicles of Rebecca" is supposed to come after "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" so I have refrained from reading that one until I can get my hands on the one written first. If you're unfamiliar with the other two, I jotted some thoughts down on each, and can recommend both!

Half-A-Dozen Housekeepers, by Kate Douglas Wiggin, is a hilarious tale of school girls enjoying a two-week break from school and coming up with the grand idea of being housekeepers at Bell's home (Bell having strong skills in leadership). From kitchen attempts to putting on drama productions in the upstairs ballroom, you'll be laughing right along with them in their endeavors. If you have read any of Kate's other books, you'll be sure to enjoy this one!

Merry Girls of England, by Mrs. L.T. Meade, will make anyone with a sister or two or three be entertained by the dynamics of Underhill sisters as they go from city life to country life. Their country friend, Hero, becomes like another sister and joins Barbara Underhill as they secretly runaway to make life in London. Without spoiling the book to much, they end up realizing that hearth, home, and family are the dearest of all in life.

The close of summer break is officially next week, so I've been trying to get things together or wrap up things here at my parents house before I make my way down to the south east. 

The thunderstorms and sunsets here have been great the last several months: 

This is the view coming out of the evening church service a week ago

So was the county fair a few weeks ago. To be completely honest, this time I only went for the dole whip pineapple ice-cream. It's a guilty pleasure I don't mind indulging in once a year. ;)

And before I head back to college, here is a little coupon code for my etsy shop if you wish to indulge in having 15% off your order; just use the code 15SALE when checking out. 

Happy Monday!


Kerry said...

Oooooh! There's a sequel to Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm? I need to read that! I read RoSF many years ago. :)

~ Shannon said...

What lovely books! And they look marvelous together, too. The only one I've read is "New Chronicles of Rebecca," and both it and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" were quite endearing. Everything I've read by Kate Douglas Wiggin is very "wholesome," but not sickeningly so. I'm quite interested in reading the other two -- they sound charming! What are the chances our local library has them, I wonder...

Enjoy your new finds, and thank you for sharing them with us!


Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Cheri...what delightful finds! I am sure you'll enjoy Rebecca od Sunnybrook Farm...such a sweet story! I would love to get my hands on the sequel...{{Smiles}}
Enjoy the little bit of time left before you return to your studies... Always lovely visiting with you!
Blessings and love,

Sarah said...

Oh my, I do love antique books! : ) I read the sequel to "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms" many years ago, as I recall I enjoyed it. I have never read the other two books, but they sounds wonderful! I have enjoyed reading some of L.T. Meade's other books. We attended our county fair last night, but they did not have Dole whips! I have been curious to try one ever since I saw them on Pinterest, but I guess they don't offer them in my area.

May the LORD bless you as you prepare to return to school!