Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday Morning at the Library

When I was 5 years old, I was forced to take dancing lessons while the Brother was forced to take accordion lessons. I hated dancing class. The Knights of Columbus Hall where the classes were given had no heat or it wasn't turned on. I hated wearing the pink beginner tights. I liked clacking around in the tap shoes, but Ma wouldn't let me practice inside the house on the wood floors. I spent most of my time in class being miserable and crying. Eventually, I was taken out of class.

While the Brother still had to endure accordion lessons, Dad took me to the library. He would leave me upstairs in the children's library where I could look at the books and choose to take some books home with my own library card. As I got older, I would go downstairs to the adult library and wander among the stacks enjoying the scent of the books before going to find Dad in the reference area consulting the law books and catching up on his work.

So for the next several weeks, a list of my favorite books, some I have read as a child, others as an adult and some  I have read more than once.

This week, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier . What's the story about? A young women impetuously married a wealthy widower only to find he and his household are haunted by the memory of his late, beloved wife, Rebecca. If you haven't read this book, you can find it at the library or at your favorite bookstore.


  1. Never read the book but the Hitchcock movie is a favorite! :)

  2. I loved both the book and films I saw, a great story. Enjoy your Saturday, Valerie

  3. This is a good one! I read it earlier this year. It is a bit dated, but still worth the read as long as you remember when it was written. Super pick this week CJ! Enjoy your day.

  4. That book is wonderful, as is the movie. I love them both.

    1. I assume you've seen the Laurence Olivier version, have you seen the 2020 remake with Kristen Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers? Chilling performance

  5. Never read it - sounds good though.

  6. Never heard of this book, OR the movie, either.

  7. Scary, just imagine that. But, really. If I died before Ingo does I would want him to find a new love and be happy...

  8. Yes book and film, are good.

    All the best Jan