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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Oh, my beautiful Mother's Day Gift


NUMBER 120

I just got in the mail yesterday my Mother's day gift from my beautiful, intelligent and gorgeous kid, a book and 24 K-cups of Caribou Coffee!!! I just started crying and I miss her so much.  She is in graduate school and working full time.  I managed to raise a great and serious book lover kid and I am more than proud, I’m in heaven.  More so in heaven with what I love most, “A good book and a big cup of Coffee, and my kid too!
Please enjoy your Mother’s Day celebration.  It comes around once a year, but it’s not enough to tell her how much you really, really love her and how much you know she put up with a lot of crap/craziness from you.  Be thankful, grateful and happy.  My mother is in a home and each day she is losing more and more of herself.  I pray all the time for her and know in my heart she will go home one day and be with the one’s she has not been able to get over losing 25 years ago, her sons, my stepbrothers.    
I know how that feels.  I’m still crying over losing my “book loving” grandmother who raised me.  Tell your mother the truth, she was there for you when you needed her most.  And if you don’t or did not ever have a mother who was/is what you wanted or needed, I’m sure you do have someone in your life who was or is. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mother’s in the whole wide planet.  God, they are beautiful!!!

P. S. - Her message to me, "Happy Mother's Day to the most wonderful mother in the whole wide world...here's lookin' at you, kid. ;) What a kid! What a kid!!! I did something right!!!
Here’s the book I got:

JACQUES BOSSER - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LIBRARIES IN THE WORLD - Hardcover $38.46
Boy, the price tells me my kid spent some money on me!!!
All of the libraries in the world-whether small or large, public or private-serve the same purpose: to preserve, cherish, or show off the riches of human knowledge. Now, for the first time, an internationally renowned photographer takes the reader on a journey to more than 20 of the most historic of these magical places, all architectural treasures. From the dramatic, baroque Library of the Institut de France in Paris, to the splendid Vatican Library in Rome; from the majestic Royal Library in El Escorial, Spain, to the famed New York Public Library, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece-here are some of the most exquisite libraries of the Western world.
Included are national, scholarly, and religious libraries from 12 countries, which have in common a distinguished heritage and an architectural setting that emphasizes art and culture. The accompanying text traces the history of libraries to the present day, and describes how they came to serve famous personalities and men of letters. Libraries must be counted among civilization's crowning achievements; this elegant book is a fitting tribute to that accomplishment.

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World


Other Great Books on Books:

MARIE PROELLER HUESTON - DECORATING WITH BOOKS - Hardcover - $12.71















J. PATRICK LEWIS and KYLE M. STONE - PLEASE BURY ME IN THE LIBRARY - Hardcover - $13.29


Please Bury Me in the Library










HENRY PETROSKI - THE BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF - Paperback - $11.53

The Book on the Bookshelf













NICHOLAS A. BASBANES - A GENTLE MADNESS: BIBLIOPHILES, BIBLIOMANES, and the ETERNAL PASSION FOR BOOKS - Hardcover - $49.99 
A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, …





Got to get one in for Black History Year


PAMELA TOUSSAINT - GREAT BOOKS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN - Paperback - $6.98






















DONNA RAND - BLACK BOOKS GALORE’S GUIDE TO GREAT AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN’S BOOKS - Paperback - $18.95