Between library used bookstores and Thriftbooks, I have amassed an even larger collection of reading material. If I don’t hurry up, I will get even more behinder (it’s not a real word, but it sounds about right) in my reading.
So what have I picked up? There’s the cookbooks, of course, especially the Southern Junior League ones and the local/regional (Florence or Alabama) recipe collections. Then there are the foodie travelogues from Lonely Planet. The old Mary Stewart gothic novels from the 60s and 70s. Jean Plaidy (otherwise known as Victorial Holt) wrote books about the Plantagenets, my favorite English royal family. Maeve Binchy. Anne Rivers Siddons. Dorothea Benton Frank, Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Alice Monroe, Ann B. Ross, and a few others writing Southern women’s fiction (the ones that are both funny and sad at the same time). I also started reading Elin Hilderbrand and Luanne Rice, to give the Yankees and everyone else equal time.
Foodie- and craft-themed mysteries (Diane Mott Davidson, Maggie Sefton, Monica Ferris, Jessica Beck, to name a few). Daphne du Maurier, Darynda Jones, Pat Conroy, Patrick Taylor–talk about a mixed batch.
And then I started the Guideposts/Christian mystery series. I also added religious books (Daily Guideposts, devotionals, prayer books) and mental wellness/meditation and exercise books. My reading lists are pretty much eclectic, to say the least. I even included knitting how-to and pattern books.
So where am I right now? I’ve got three waiting for me…when those are done, I’ll go look at the piles, flip a coin, and go from there. In the meantime, let’s go see what Thriftbooks has…