[bookshare-discuss] Re: on books from The Apocolyptic to The Plum Thicket

Hi Bob,
 
I adore the quote in your sig file!
 
Another postapocolyptic book, the only one I've ever read is "Emergence" by
David R. Palmer.  Bookshare doesn't have it, but I'll see if I can get  a
copy cheap somewhere.
 
Here's its synopsis.
 
Book Description:
               Immune from the effects of a bionuclear war that
                  has destroyed most of humanity, an eleven-year-old girl
                  realizes that she represents a new stage in human
evolution.
                  Recording her thoughts and experiences in a diary, she
sets
                  out across a scarred America seeking others of her kind.


Mayrie
  

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From: Bob W [mailto:rwiley45@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:31 AM
To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: on books from The Apocolyptic to The Plum
Thicket


Hi Lissi.
 
I never ever read children's books, never! (I ain't one, I ain't got none,
and I don't want none.)
 
But your description of the "plumb thicket"'s main character and her
approach to books is so intriguing that I want to encourage you to hurry and
get it in the collection so I can read it.
 
Bob (the grump)
 

A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing
you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams  


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Estelnalissi <mailto:airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:31 PM
Subject: [bookshare-discuss] on books from The Apocolyptic to The Plum
Thicket

Dear  Booksharian Friends,
 
Thanks to all of you who contributed to the discussion on post apocalyptic
books and especially to Bob W. for starting it. The detail in which these
books were described helps me to decide which to read. I've only read three
of them of which, The Postman, the book, not the movie, was my favorite. It
was hopeful, inspiring  and exciting.
 
In a few days I'll be checking in The Plum Thicket by Janice Holt Giles.
'The copyright is 1954 so some of you who enjoy books written then might
want to check it out. Whether you like her work in general, I think most of
you might share some of its eight-year-old narrator's views on books and
reading. 
 

"I stood before the rows of books, undecided, all of their bindings, all of
their titles, alluring. I cannot remember when I did not have a love for
books amounting to reverence; my passion for reading is so deep that it is
actually an addiction, like the drug habit. I would read the telephone
directory if nothing else were available. But not only is opening a book,
any book, any time, an adventure which makes my pulse beat faster, I love
books also for their own sake. I like to hold in my hand a beautiful book,
feel its quality and texture, smell it and, I can think of no better word,
love it. I particularly love the old leather bindings, such as those on my
grandfather's shelves, and I particularly love, too, the heavy, torn paper
and the exquisite type which many of them had. A beautiful book is truly a
work of art.

What should it be? Scott? Thackeray? Trollope? Brontë? Tentatively I took
down Madame Bovary. I knew Grandfather greatly appreciated Flaubert But the
text was in French. Regretfully I put it back. The Dickens shelf was next,
and with a kind of homing instinct I picked out David Copperfield. I had
read it twice already, but it was always irresistible."

 

Always with love,

 

Lissi

 

Here is the information from the dust jacket:

 

 

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