Monday, June 25, 2012

New Things I Love

Sorry I've been the absent blogger these past few weeks, I've been traveling England and Scotland with my family.

I'm so excited to show off my new prize possessions that I got on our trip.

My new Complete Works of William Shakespeare, purchased from  his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. They even stamped an official bookplate into it. 

I've been wanting a complete works for a long time, but I decided to wait and buy it in Stratford. I don't know what took me so long. 


The complete, 100 year anniversary limited edition collection of books by Beatrix Potter. Purchased from her home in the Lake District, Hill Top Farm. I can't even say how much I love these! They are so beautiful.

Now I just need to go back to the UK to pick up the places I didn't have time to visit this time: Bath or Chawton for a complete works of Jane Austen, and Haworth for the Bronte sisters.

Years ago, I bought Wuthering Heights at Haworth, but it's been read so much it finally fell apart.

To read more about the great literary places I visited, see my post at the Utah Children's Writers blog.

What are some things that you love and inspire you?

18 comments:

  1. We received a set of Beatrix Potter books for my older daughter's birth from a close friend. Our girls know about Hunca Munca and the two bad mice and all the other little critters.

    Lovely purchases and the kind of thing I buy, too. Lucky you getting to see England and Scotland!

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    1. I love Beatrix Potter. Her tales are lovely. Thanks for the comment, we had a great trip.

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  2. I'm simply jealous of your trip. I'm off to read about the literary places you visited.

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    1. It was an awesome trip. I'm already planning the next one. I can't keep myself away from these places I love.

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  3. sounds like you're having blast! I can't wait to visit those places someday.

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    1. Thanks! Good luck with writing your new idea!

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  4. SO COOL (although I'm really glad you're back). I can't wait to hear all about your trip and see pictures and everything! Sounds like you guys had a ton of fun.

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    1. We had so much fun. I loved it. As soon as I get all the picture organized I'll put up a post of our trip.

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  5. Sounds like an awesome trip!! A piece of work that inspires me is an article by Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman. He explains the mentality of individuals by using sheep, sheep dogs, and wolves. It is inspiring and spot on. I found that I am a sheep dog and couldn't be prouder of that title. If you do a Google search of Dave Friedman, On sheep, wolves, and sheep dogs you will find this article. You will not be disappointed.

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    1. I will definitely check that out. I hope all is well with you. I worry about your safety. Are you still overseas?

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    2. Still doing some hardcore training. Will be in the danger zone in Aug.

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    3. Was supposed to be Dave Grossman. Stupid smartphone corrected me. Haha

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  6. I am so jealous! That sounds like a dream vacation to me!

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    1. I think it is every writer's dream to visit some of these amazing places. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. How fun. I'm super jealous...one of these days/years I'll make it over there. :)

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    1. We had a great time. I hope you get there soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. That is so amazing, literary works bought in literary places. And you went to Beatrix Potter's home? Was it charming?

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  9. Beautiful books! LUCKY! I got a cool pen from Shakespeare place once...

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