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Thursday, February 16, 2006

In Erin's dream world...

There would be a library containing all available (worthwhile) books on these subjects:

Christianity/Biblical studies
Biblical family/marriage/parenting
Biblical womanhood
Homemaking and simple living
Home decorating and Do-it-yourself resources
Cooking
Health
Personal finance
Home business
Writing
Education in general; homeschooling in particular
History

Unfortunately, my local library (which I incidentally just returned from, hence the inspiration for this post)--though huge--has a noticible dearth of books in most of the subjects I just listed (Except, perhaps, history and cooking). Try looking up "Homemaking" in the library catalogue and you get:

Blondie gets married [web site] : comic strip drawings by Chic Young.
[Washington D.C.] : Library of Congress, 2000- 2000-

(What does that have to do with homemaking???)

Careers inside the world of homemaking and parenting / by Maryann Miller.
by Miller, Maryann, 1943-
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 1998. 1998.

Looking up all the variations on that theme yield similiar results. Oh wait...I think...yes...here's one more to add to the treasure trove, catalogued under the keyword "homemaker":

Confessions of an organized homemaker : the secrets of uncluttering your home and taking control of your life / Deniece Schofield.
by Schofield, Deniece, 1947-
Cincinnati, Ohio : Betterway, c1994. c1994.

Woohoo! What a load of information to glean from!:op Most of the other subjects I listed above fare a little better than "homemaking", but still not great. The specific books I want to read (A very long list!) are nowhere to be found on my library shelves. It seems I am left with no choice but to continue adding to my own home library. My husband will be glad to know that we're going to have to go without food for a while so that I can support my reading habit!

3 Comments:

Blogger MrsSushiQueen said...

Sadly, the library near my home has a very sparse selection on these topics as well.

Are there any used bookstores near you? Have you ever looked into purchasing used books off of a site like Amazon? I have been able to find some amazing deals on books through both of these sources. :)

11:22 AM, February 17, 2006  
Blogger Kathryn said...

The library is sparse here in SC, too. I have a wishlist on Amazon.com that is a mile long. I found some cool books. Maybe for my birthday...
;-)

7:52 PM, February 18, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

Mrssushiqueen- That's what I usually end up doing...purchasing used online! But while the prices are usually pretty good, it irks me to pay $3-4 per book for shipping! That always adds up the cost, making not much cheaper than buying new oftentimes. *Sigh* Oh well...such is life!:o)

Kathryn- I always want books for my birthday too:o)

11:26 AM, February 20, 2006  

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