Literary finds from a second-hand bookstore browse last fall...
Love, love, love to browse bookstores! More recently—maybe the last four years or so—I’ve had an obsession with second-hand bookstores. I see one, and (almost compulsively) need to check it out!
Browsing a second-hand bookstore is always a unique experience as I generally encounter a hard-to-find book from my must-read list or something I’ve never heard of—yet, peaks my interest. Plus, buying second-hand is a greener option—which I totally adore.
Featured below are a few unique, well-worth-the-read books I have picked up at second-hand bookstores:
by Diana Roberts Wienbroer, Elaine Hughes and Jay Silverman
This is one of the best writer's reference books I have ever read. It covers strategies for developing a writing style, building persuasion, paragraphing, word usage, grammar--from basic to advanced, words to avoid using, etc., etc., etc. This book is so good, I keep it atop my desk--ready for use!
The Art of Aromatherapy: A Guide to Using Essential Oils for Health and Relaxation
by Pamela Allardice
I use essential oils a lot. My favorite place for them is in a nice, hot bath at night. This book provides an introduction on how to use essential oils as well as a guide to thirty of the most popular essential oils. This is a wonderful reference book!
Pencil Dancing: New Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit
by Mari Messer
I am always on the prowl for books about creativity. This one's chalked with ways to develop and explore your own personal creativity. It includes scads of reflective, creative and research assignments--all dedicated to enhancing one's creative flair.
The Art of the Possible: The Path from Perfectionism to Balance and Freedom
by Alexandra Stoddard
I adore this woman! I have ever since I watched her hosting her own program on HGTV many moons ago. To be honest, I did not even know she was an author until I came across this book while browsing a local second-hand bookstore/coffee shop. Turns out she's got about a dozen books (I'm about halfway to collecting them all).
by Hailey DD Klein
Joy and peace, T.