As I've been sorting and straightening my bookshelves, I've been thinking about highlighting certain books and authors from my 'keeper shelves'. Let me say that I am not overly attached to my books. I usually read them and then pass them along to someone else. Except a few.
My keeper shelves contain books from my youth and younger years, books that are now out of print, treasured books that have been signed by the author, or ones that haven't made their way into e-book format. Some are hardbacks, most without dust covers, but some are old paperbacks that I would struggle to read now, partly because of the print size and partly because I'd be afraid the book would fall apart. I've found many of these in used bookstores and some I've ordered from online booksellers or eBay. If they have a place on the 'keeper shelf', there's a good reason.
So, I'm going to begin a new feature and do it a couple of times a month, probably on Fridays. I'm going to call it:
I might talk about a favorite author or series or specific book. They will likely be older books, maybe even very old. You might have heard of them. You might not. In any case, know that these are authors and books that I hate to see forgotten. I hope you'll join me and will share your experiences as well.
The first 'kay's favorites' will be Friday and I'll be talking about an author I loved first as a teen and then later as well - Phyllis A. Whitney, who lived to be an amazing 104 years old.
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