September 10th, 2018

The Bobbsey Twins

It is in the death flow or the flow of my life in the howling Wasteland 3:41 PM Monday late afternoon. Outside it is in the low 70's and cloudy. Existence has been kind to us today.

I got up this morning around 7:15 AM. When I got up I found my wife eating eggs for breakfast in our dining room looking through a Sunday newspaper. My wife is still suffering from a summer cold. She works the next three nights. I suggested she call in sick today, but she didn't.

This morning after breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and then I sat in the living room. I was not in the mood to read anything intellectually heavy this morning.

I left for the library used books store The Book Nook around 9:45 AM. The Book Nook was not busy at all. One person came in the store this morning. While at the Book Nook I once again read 'The Scarlet Tree' a autobiography by Osbert Sitwell. I brought home from the Book Nook 'The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray' 10 Volumes and 17 volumes of a children's series titled 'The Bobbsey Twins'. When I was at the Book Nook I saw for sale the 17 volumes of 'The Bobbsey Twins' and called Carol to see if she wanted me to buy them, she did so I bought them. Carol told me as a girl she read the series 'The Bobbsey Twins'. I have been collecting in paperback the works of William Makepeace Thackeray and was pleased to find a 10 volume set of Thackeray's Works. I am into Victorian literaure, especially Trollope. Trollope was a great admirer of the works of Thackeray.

This afternoon I have been looking at a biography on the life of Thackeray titled, 'Thackeray: The Life of a Literary Man' by D. J. Taylor. I also got out of our library to look at a book I read awhile back titled, 'Brother's Of The Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street' biography by Norma Clarke.

Last night we watched professional football and I read 'The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life In Books' autobiography by John Carey. Carey wrote a biography on Thackeray titled, 'Thackeray: Prodigal Genius'.

Well I suppose I will close to face the death flow. Maybe something life affirming will come in the mail today. One can always hope.

Cora Leigh Keen
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Monday Reads Baxter & Thackeray

Monday Reads Baxter & Thackeray

'Baxter's Practical Works' Four Volumes ('The Saint's Everlasting Rest' Volume Three Baxter's Practical Works)

''Thackeray's Complete Works' 10 Volumes published in 1920 John W. Lovell Company

'The Scarlet Tree' autobiography by Osbert Sitwell

'The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life In Books' memoir by John Carey

'On the Love of God' Volume One Books 1-6 by St. Francis De Sales

'On the Love of God' Volume Two Books 7-12 by St. Francis De Sales

'Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition' by Hans Boersma

'Meet the Puritans: With A Guide To Modern Reprints' by Joel R. Beeke & Randall J. Pederson

'A Puritan Theology: Doctrine For Life' by Joel R. Beeke & Mark Jones
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