Hello! Did you sleep at all last night? Or were you too busy reading some of the bushels of books you had gotten yesterday and Monday to pay any attention to such things as time? Were you reading with the blankets over your head by the light of a flashlight? Or did you just forget to go home at all and stayed reading by the bonfire all night? I think someone was there last night. If I find you sleeping on one of the benches today, I’ll know you didn’t get enough sleep!
But perhaps you would like to start off the day with a piece of our blue ribbon winner Upside Down Apple Pie. I think there are a few slices left in the kitchen. And yes, help yourself to hot chocolate, coffee, tea, cider–it’s all in the kitchen. I think we need to make some cookies for tomorrow. What kind would you like?
Now, let’s get started since we have a lot of books to share with you today.
- The Family Nobody Wanted (Oh, I love this book! It takes place after WWII and the couple want a child. So they adopt Donny. Then they want a girl, but end up with two. Once child follows the another as Donny wants a brother his size, but they can’t find one, or turn away the rejected children who need homes either. Written by the mother, you’ll laugh over mishaps, chuckle over the things the kids say, feel the tears start over some things, and fall in love with this family. I just have to go read this again. Sorry, I’ll be back when I’ve finished. . . .)
- Guinness of Honan (Written by Mrs. Howard Taylor (daughter-in-law of Hudson Taylor) about her brother, G. Whitfield Guinness who was a missionary in the Honana Province of China. Wow! You’ll just have to read it.)
- The Small Woman (For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the story of Gladys Aylward. After reading every book I could find about her, I decided that this was the best one.)
- The Life of D. L. Moody (I’m not sure what inspired me to read this book so long ago. It was the first thick biography that I had read, and it gave me a desire to read others. Written by Mr. Moody’s son, it was full of interesting information and well told.)
- Rickenbacker (Sure, maybe you can fly if you try riding your bike off the barn roof. Rickenbacker tried, and he became one of America’s Aces in WWI. And he flew during WWII though not as a fighter pilot. His story is incredible, fascinating, and sometimes unbelievable.)
I know, I know, I was supposed to list Fantasy books. Only problem? I don’t read Fantasy books. And I was informed that Pilgrim’s Progress and Winnie the Pooh didn’t count. So, I opted to use my “you choose” genre and give you my Top 5 Girls books. Now, these don’t mean that boys can’t and won’t like them, it just means they are probably going to be more interesting for girls.
- Mag and Margaret (One worked for her living and knew nothing of Jesus Christ until a boarder gave her a book. The other is the loved and petted daughter of an officer in the navy and hasn’t any use for Christ.)
- Star Spangled Summer (A delightful story about an army family living at an army base in Kansas in the late 30’s. This is the first in a fun series about the Perrish family.)
- The Precious Days (What would you think if you had spent most of your life traveling around the world in a converted Chinese boat with your parents, brother and sister? Would you think life in America was strange and different? The Campbell girls do! And yet, they love it. This is the first book in the series about this delightful, yet different family.)
- Dark Sunshine (Blythe Hyland would have loved living on the farm, except that she was crippled by polio. But even that didn’t stop her when she fell in love with a wild mare trapped by a landslide.)
- Pollyanna Grows Up (If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Pollyanna after the first book ended, here’s your chance to find out. A lovely read.)
And once again, here are the links to the other Party Rooms. I do hope you’ll take advantage of these and go find more books to read. Oh, and remember! There is a new Door Prize drawing happening in the Books Room!
This giveaway is open to both US readers and International readers. The prizes will be different, however. Sorry. We just can’t afford to ship internationally.
Guess What?! We are having so much fun, and you readers are so great, that we wanted to have even more fun! So . . . If we can reach 75 individuals who enter the Grand Prize giveaway, we will add a 2nd place winner! And if we reach 100 or more individuals, we will offer a 3rd place winner!
2nd place winner will receive: $5.00 Amazon gift card and 3 kindle books!
3rd place winner will receive: 3 kindle books!
Help us spread the word and encourage your friends and family members to join the fun so we can give away more books! 🙂 (P.S. There is a progress bar underneath the picture of the Grand Prize so you can see how we’re doing. 🙂 )
A US winner will get a “bright ideas” jar full of story prompts, plus four paperback books.
If we have an International winner instead, they will receive a $20.00 Amazon gift card and three kindle books.
Entrants for Grand Prize
What? Day three if over already? I hope you’ll be coming back tomorrow! Of course I’m not sure you can handle any more books, but you could try. And tell your friends about our party because there is still a chance to win a Door Prize and you can enter the Grand Prize Giveaway! See you tomorrow!