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Friday, April 6, 2012

Holy Saturday and Sepia Saturday

Holy Saturday

Sepia Saturday

I have no photos of a library so I am posting about some of my collection.

I don't think I ever bought a book before I was married.
I loved libraries and was a regular customer in our little town and at any school that I attended.
After I was married in the 60's I remember ads for Book Clubs.
In the early 60's I joined one and that began my collection of books.
I have copies of many of the Ian Fleming James Bond books.
Some books are gone, some still come along but I read from my Kindle now.
The oldest book I have is just an essay actually.

 Poetry of the Psalms by
Henry van Dyke
Published in 1900

To Alice
With love and best wishes for
the new year.
Your Aunt M.R.L.

I have no idea who this is since I found this at an 
antique shop.

Henry van Dyke was born on November 11 , 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania in the United States. He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877 and served as a professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 and 1923. In 1908-09 Dr. van Dyke was an American lecturer at the University of Paris. By appointment of President Wilson he became Minister to the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1913. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and received many other honors. Van Dyke was an "ardent foe of the annexation of the Philippines, [and] told his congregation in 1898, 'If we enter the course of foreign conquest, the day is not far distant when we must spend in annual preparation for wars more than the $180,000,000 that we now spend every year in the education of our children for peace.'"[1]

Henry van Dyke offering prayer at the 1913 Easter Sunrise Services in Riverside, California atop Mount Rubidoux
He chaired the committee that wrote the first Presbyterian printed liturgy, The Book of Common Worship of 1906. Among his popular writings are the two Christmas stories, The Other Wise Man (1896) and The First Christmas Tree (1897). Various religious themes of his work are also expressed in his poetry, hymns and the essays collected in Little Rivers (1895) and Fisherman’s Luck (1899). He wrote the lyrics to the popular hymn, "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" (1907), sung to the tune of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". He compiled several short stories in The Blue Flower (1902), named after the key symbol of Romanticism introduced first by Novalis. He also contributed a chapter to the collaborative novel, The Whole Family (1908). Among his poems is "Katrina's Sundial", the inspiration for the song, "Time Is", by the group It's a Beautiful Day on their eponymous 1969 debut album. Furthermore, the lyrics of a song — entitled "Time",[2] sung by Mark Masri — are mostly inspired by the following quote, written by Henry van Dyke: "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love — time is eternity".[3] A biography of Van Dyke, titled Henry Van Dyke: A Biography, was written by his son Tertius van Dyke and published in 1935.

The little booklet is an essay on how to read and understand the psalms as poetry.



 I have given away a lot of my books since I really do not re-read a book very often.

The only exception has been

The Harry Potter series.

I know who reads Harry Potter?

I love them.

I love The Hobbits.

Books I still have on my shelves.


I like a wide variety of books and subjects.

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Karin said...

Love that devotional thought and pinned it on Pinterest! I used to belong to the book clubs too! 4 books for .99 or some such price. I'd sign up, buy the required number of books and then cancel. They'd bug me so much to join again. You do this a few times and you've got your own library, lol! All that wonderful information in the Poetry of the Psalms!
Have a blessed and meaningful Easter! It is finished and Jesus is alive for evermore!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Henry van Dyke sounds like he was a very wise man. Wishing you and yours Easter blessings. Tammy

Bob Scotney said...

You have some interesting titles amongst your books. I wonder what a picture of my bookcase would tell you about me.

Alan Burnett said...

I don't know many bloggers who aren't book lovers as well - the two seem to go together well. And I love your approach of selecting just one book from your library and digging down into it and its author. Happy Easter Peggy.

Maggid said...

I enjoy every visit to your blog. Thank you for so many brilliant "shares." I keep needing to purchase more & more shelves for all the books (yes, i give away MANY - still i have a lot - I study all the time & always "need.' something - yikers!) i know it's time for another book case when i find more than three death-defying stacks between me and where i want to go in my office. Thank you again for all the beauty and joy you freely give to us - Happy Easter to You and All Wishes for Renewed Life! -g-

Postcardy said...

I have way too many books, but they are almost all nonfiction. I probably should read Harry Potter sometime.

Little Nell said...

Well you have your own little library there. The psalms of course can be read and re-read and have some of the most beautiful poetry ever written.

Mina said...

What a fascinating and soulful man Henry van Dyke was. I love the biography you wrote on him and that book you possess is truly a treasure.

I wish for you a bright and beautiful Easter filled with love, light and all that is goodness for your spirit. Hugs, my lovely friend. Mina

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great post- I, too am a Hobbit fan- but am just now starting the Harry Potter series.

Anonymous said...

I now use a Kindle too, but there's nothing like the feel and smell of a real book. I was in a children's book club for many years and got a new book every month, but it was usually finished within a week! Happy Easter :-) Jo

barbara and nancy said...

That's a gorgeous book. They don't do covers like that anymore! It's a real treasure.

Wendy said...

Very interesting how you came to books through a club. For most people it seems to be the other way around.

Anonymous said...

While I think Kindle is a great idea, I still like to hold a book while I read it. I love books and have a hard time parting with them. Enjoyed your post. Happy Resurrection Day!

Jinksy said...

Hobbits rule OK...I love their hairy feet! Hehehe!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

It was fun to see your areas of "pocket libraries" through out your home.

Happy Easter,

Kathy M.


Interesting that you should have such an old book, and possibly still find it pertinent to your life.

That South Beach Diet, did it work?

I also love Tolkien's work.
A must in my home.
Got the Potters movies.