Thursday, February 01, 2007

A Different Type of Stash

I finally used a gift card I got for Christmas and received these books in the mail today. I chose The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and No Idle Hands mostly based on the suggestions of Laura (she is an avid reader and does a great job reviewing books).

Aunt Jane's Hero was written by Elizabeth Prentiss, the author of the much beloved Stepping Heavenward. I had never heard of this one before but didn't hesitate to invest in it. It says that she was "the youngest daughter of one of the great revival preachers of the early 1880's..." and features recommendations from Elisabeth Elliot, Susan Hunt and Martha Peace on the back!

At any rate, any one of these books is sure to be a step up the literature ladder from my current fun read pictured with Wicked. (Gotta love a good knitting mystery.)

Now I have a wonderful stack of books next to my beautiful basket of yarn to look forward to. Yippee!


I love a Good Yarn said...

It looks like the knitting has some competition from your former passion here!
Welcome back to the knit/read passion club!

Laura said...

I'm trying again to leave a comment ( I got so frustrated earlier that I gave up and emailed you)...

Hope you enjoy the books - now I have to find the one by Elizabeth Prentiss!

Donna Boucher said...

I have read the Elizabeth Prentiss biography calle More Love to Thee...and I did not know about the book which you mentioned. I will write it

p.s. I really enjoyed your excellent analysis of Christina and Burke. I think you are right. But I still think two such selfcentened people will have a heck of a time being married.

Charity said...

Oh, you're so bad! I've been eyeing up the Wicked pattern, but trying to make myself do some of the stuff I already have here and need to do. And the Thermal? LOVE it! :0)