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A Tenderfoot Bride:  Tales from the Old Ranch, by Clarice E. Richards, 1920
eBook free from Project Gutenberg
Image of the Old Ranch View of Pike's Peak
An engaging, pleasant biographical (or perhaps quasi-biographical) account of the adventures of a young couple from the east as they take on cattle-ranching in Colorado.  They run into obstacles with the former ranch owner--whom they find difficult to boot out--and in keeping neighboring cattle off their land due to restrictions from the Federal Government concerning neighboring free-range land.  A mystery of perceived evil of the former owner--no one could quite pin him on it--and friendships with the neighbors and ranch hands are woven into the fabric of the story.  A major theme is the changing nature of the times and economy and the need to be resilient, to adapt and evolve, and sometimes to let go of one thing when it is time to take hold of the next.  

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[livejournal.com profile] moredetails asks for us to post some things! (Good idea!)

I had a little vacation back in May and started an account of some books I read then--some quite worthy of description. . . .and then (as usual) I got too busy to finish the post.  So, before I move on to some books read since then, I might as well post these:




Four books, this way . . . )
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I thought it would be an interesting discussion if I posed the question to the community:

Tell me about your bookmarks.  Are they old friends (or reminders of old friends)?  Do you recycle scraps to make utilitarian place holders or new bits of glory?  What are your habits?  What are your favorites?


books

How I happened on this question. . . .  )
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In February, I think I must have spent more time getting in and out of woolens, snowsuits, and insulated boots than I did reading.  

Thanks to the magic of Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech, I managed to listen to the following book over a few sessions of weekend kitchen activity:


Commentary under the cut. . .  )
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January's books:

  • The Children Who Stayed Alone (Alternate title: Sod House Adventure) by Bonnie Bess Worline (1956)
  • The Long Journey by Barbara Corcoran (1970)
  • He Fell in Love with His Wife by Edward Payson Roe (1886)
I introduce myself and provide a few notes on the books, this way . . .  )

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