Thrifting, Watching, Reading

I have a bit of an addiction to books. I don’t get to read them for myself as often as I’d like, but the book section is always one of my first stops at the thrift store. I came home with these treasures just the other day.


The Boy Knight, by G.A. Henty It doesn’t have a printing date, but it was published by New York Federated Book Publishers. It was originally written in 1891. I don’t think this is a first edition book, but it certainly is an early one.
The White Flower, by Grace Livingston Hill. I’ve read excerpts of Grace Livingston Hill’s books on the Pleasant View Schoolhouse blog, and have searched on and off for copies of her books for myself. The book was published by Grossett and Dunlap and lists 1927 as the copyright date, but apparently that publishing company listed the original copyright date on it’s editions. The book inscription is written “To Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Black, From Mabel Ella”. Mabel Ella, what a sweet old fashioned name.  I’ve just barely started reading this one, and so far I love the way it’s written.

Watching – we just watched “The Orchestra of Exiles“.  I’ve been working through American History with my Middles and another family’s children and I realized that my children don’t know very much about how many people went through such efforts to save anyone they could from the oncoming Nazi holocaust. This movie is the story of Bronislaw Huberman, a very famous violinist at the time, and how, by creating the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (then named the Palestinian Philharmonic) he saved over 1,000 Jewish musicians from countries that were being taken over by Hitler. It’s more of a documentary than a movie, but I learned a lot.

Reading – Well, I just started my new to me Grace Livingston Hill book. I just finished re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird so I could better discuss it with my Middles. SUCH a great book!  I’m also reading Free to Learn, by Peter Gray.  I needed some refreshment and rededication to our homeschooling journey. After 16 years of homeschooling, I found myself to be so very tired this year. I’m definitely on the upswing of that, and I’m finding the joy of homeschooling again.

What are you thrifting, watching or reading?

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  1. I love all of GLH’s books! I have been fortunate to find them in old bookshops and at library sales. Christian Book Distibutor’s does sell them new btw. Oh, and I hear you about homeschooling. I am completely worn out this year too and need some inspiration!


    1. I didn’t know CBD sells them, thank you for letting me know! I have a thing for old books, but if I don’t find more soon, I’ll have to order them new.

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