Another Year!

I started Library Luggage two years ago.  It began as a way to celebrate the books at my school library.  But it’s become so much more.  This past year I’ve explored public libraries throughout my state of Alabama.  I’ve hit estate sales for books to add to my own library.  And I purchased a few how-to books and learned new skills.  Here’s some highlights from 2017:

I visited Gulf Shores last February.  In addition to sugar-white beaches and tasty seafood, this coastal town boasts a thriving public library.  Read about this special place here.

A playful sculpture greets visitors to The Thomas B. Norton Public Library in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Getting to Gulf Shores required a car and a chunk of cash.  But just $16, the cost of this amazing book, took me thousands of miles to Rwanda, a place of great beauty and great pain.  Read about it here.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza, 2006

This book took me millions of mile way!  Read about it here.

The Martian by Andy Weir, 2014

Books helped me indulge my creative side this past year.  Here’s a few projects I blogged about:

A treasure trove of reading gems can be found at estate sales.  Some books I bought at one sale gave me reading pleasure and new thoughts on life and death.  Read about it here.

From Sunset to Dawn by Leslie R. Smith, 1944

Like most folks, I don’t have much time to read.  I found a way around this problem using audio books.  Read about these excellent titles as well as a free way to get them here.

I added a few bookish games to the blog this year.  They only take a few minutes to play.  Click on END PAPER MATCH-UP GAME for a fun look at picture books and click IN THREE WORDS to test your knowledge of 1970s horror novels turned into films.

Finally, I’d like to thank everyone for joining Library Luggage and for sharing your own reading journeys.  I appreciate you all!

 

 

11 thoughts on “Another Year!

  • January 29, 2018 at 6:47 pm
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    Thank you for inspiring us!

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    • January 29, 2018 at 8:46 pm
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      I’m happy to share the good things I read about. Thanks for commenting!

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  • January 29, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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    Lucy thank you so much for turning me on to your blog. It helped rekindle my love of reading – and, of course, helped me feel closer to a great friend who lives miles away. 🙂

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    • January 29, 2018 at 8:42 pm
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      I’m so glad you enjoy reading. Discussing books makes for great conversation, as you and I have found out. Thanks for all the support!

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  • January 29, 2018 at 8:44 pm
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    Lucy, I have enjoyed Library Luggage so much. I have never seen a blogg like this. l just loved your pictures. I LOVE your patio table and chairs. The chair cushions are just adorable. I love the fabric. And your sofa is So pretty. How in the world did you learn how to cover the chairs and sofa??? Your flower garden is just beautiful!! My hat is off to you for being a busy wife, mother of three precious children, having a job at a school library,gardener, and a great Blogger on top of all that. You are inspirational!!

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    • January 30, 2018 at 12:37 am
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      I agree a sister to be proud of, wish you lived closer .❤️

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      • January 30, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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        Thank you both for such kind comments!

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  • January 30, 2018 at 9:16 pm
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    Dang Lucy you are really very accomplished! And I am impressed with all you manage to get done in a day and be a loving mom and wife
    ( and darn good sister too) I love your reviews and am even reading a bit again. Love you keep it up

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    • February 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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      Well, you are so nice to comment! I’m happy to hear you are reading more. Let me know if you find anything good. I’m always up for suggestions.

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  • January 31, 2018 at 6:33 pm
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    It’s been fun watching you take this journey. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog each time you discovered a new book or a new hobby. I love your willingness to explore and try new things. Looking forward to 2018 and the treasures you will find.

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    • February 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm
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      Good to hear from you Kim! I enjoy the reading and the sharing.

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