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The Book Barn!

Hello Dear Followers,

I know it is has been a tremendously long time since I last wrote. I will admit life definitely gets in the way of reading and writing for pleasure.  Today I went to wonderful new place called the Book Barn. I am sharing this because it was truly a wonderful experience.

The shop is located in Niantic, CT and is a used bookstore. But this isn’t just any used bookstore, it is four shops under the same name right by the ocean. I instantly fell in love!  IMG_5629

It was a treasure trove that you must definitely spend some significant time in, I suggest an entire day if you can.  I started my day at the Book Barn’s downtown shop for a few minutes, before I ventured off down the street to the Main Barn.

I spent several hours in the Main Barn, just quietly looking at every possible book I could, I didn’t want to miss a thing!  My friend who was with me today had been speaking about this place for years and I had never gone with her until today. I can now understand what the fuss was about.

This is definitely a bibliophile’s dream!  If you are like me, who doesn’t enjoy reading digitally, but has a strong marriage with the smell and feel of new and old books,  I strongly recommend doing this for yourself!

Lately, in the midst of all that is going on in my life, I have been trying to take a lot of time doing stuff I enjoy and make me happy.  I feel it is very important for your heart and soul.

After I spent a significant amount of time at the Main Barn, I went up the road to Store 4 3/4, a small shop that is really an extension of the Main Barn.  Not finding much there, I went back downtown to the Midtown Shop before coming back up again to the Main Barn and making sure I hadn’t missed anything.

The rest of the day spent eating good food and finishing up exploring the rest of the shops!  I will definitely be back! I also encourage if you are spending any time in Connecticut, that you stop by this quaint beach town and the the Book Barn!

Until next time!

My trip to Hartford

Hello Dear Followers,

Uncle Tom's Cabin

I wanted to post tonight about my day trip to Hartford, Conn.,  I visited Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home also now known as The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center on Friday and I had such a great time.  I have to admit, I didn’t know much about this author other than that she wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”  But I learned so much about her during my time up there yesterday, I found her to be ahead of her time and inspiring in so many ways, very much like other female authors I’ve come to know and love over the years.

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was written in 1852 and gives its readers a detailed description at injustice and inhumanity in this country in discussing the anti-slavery movement.   The book according to the back cover sold 10,000 copies its first week and 300,000 in its first year.

I am looking forward to reading this for this blog at some point soon! If you would like to read more about Harriet Beecher Stowe,  please check out, later this week for my story in honor of Women’s History Month.

I also wanted to touch base with you about “Much Ado About Loving,” I haven’t found this book to be interesting at all, I don’t feel the authors are telling the reader anything new that we haven’t heard before about relationships, sex, online dating etc.  The only thing I have to say I am enjoying is the creation of a list I am making of all these books I want. One of  the authors spoke so highly of “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy, I was thisclose to buying it in the book store, he shared the same feelings I did about my failed attempt to read Anna Karenina, and so I felt I had someone to share my woes about this book (I will get back to that book I promise!!) haha.

Until next time (soon! I swear) 🙂



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