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Just wanted to say your username made me smile. Whenever conversation turns to favorite childhood books I mention those, and I'm surprised how few people remember them. (And I saw your name in the Name That Book forum where you beat me to pointing someone towards The Witch Family - another favorite! =)

Thank you! I don't know how I missed these books....born in 1944, I should have been the target audience. I'm wondering whether my poor little elementary school didn't have funds to buy new books at the time. Anyway, thank you1
You have more books in common with me so far than anybody else on my list, and yet --- I confess that I don't know who Betsy Tacy is/was. *Lizzie slinks off to find out; too ignorant, too old*
Hi Betsy, just wanted to say thank you for the postcards of Chicago. Your town looks beautiful and your city very exciting. It was a lovely surprise to get them. Thank you once again.
My goodness we share a lot of books! But then your library is about 10x the size of mine! I'm almost afraid to look at it for fear it will cause my already ginormous TBR pile to multiply!
Thanks for getting back to me :)

I finished it last week and thought it wasn't too bad. I think if I was reading it for a historical point of view I might not find it useful, however it you look at the social aspects then it's good. The bit I enjoyed most was reading about people I already knew - Rupert Brooks, Woolf etc etc.

Can't say I would rave about it and I think it's a strange choice for a book group read, it'll be interesting to see what the others make of it when we meet in June.

Hi, I was searching to see if anyone else had 'The Perfect Summer' by Juliet Nicolson as I am just about to start it, and you were the only other user. Have you read it? It's a one I'm not that keen on starting but it's a read for a book group so I'll give it a go.
Hi Betsy, just wanted to let you know that the Virago booklet is now on it's way to you. I've just got back from the post office now so am hoping it won't take long to reach you there in Chicago. Will you let me know when it arrives? I hope you like it.
Hi, just replied to you in the Virago group about the booklet, it's yours if you want it, just send me a private message with your name and address and I will put it in the post with the others tomorrow.

This is quite exciting, two letters to America and one to France. I hope you like it when it arrives.
Hello! I just wanted to say that I love your screen name. I absolutely loved the Betsy-Tacy books when I was growing up. I live in the Twin Cities and when I was young I thought Mankato must be a magical place. I keep meaning to find those books and re-read them one day.
Hi !

I just read your review of Dreamers Of The Day by Mary Doria Russell. I too first read her books The Sparrow and Children of God and Loved every single word of each. I have to admit that I found A Thread Of Grace a bit dry, and so thought I would look at some reviews before picking it up.

I see that we have a number of books in common and so I believe that your opinion is a good one for me !
Did you know that her next book is going to be a western? She says she wants to try every genre. I am wondering if she did not happen to find her real niche with her first book? I do hope she returns to that someday, as I agree with you that her writing is worth reading, whatever the subject.

Thanks for the helpful review ..

Hello! I just posted my review of Dreamers of the Day, and finally allowed myself to read other posted reviews. Your review was so well written, and you said exactly what I felt about the ending (only you expressed it better than I did!).
I am pleasantly surprised at seeing the variety of books we share. Finally, another lover of Angela Thirkell! I added your library to my list of interesting ones, and I will get back to peruse through it later, when I have more time.

Paola :-))

P.S. I love the Betsy Tacy books!
I enjoyed viewing your excellent collection of "Saints". Intriguing lives.
Hi Betsytacy
Your name intrigues me. I read all of the Betsy-Tacy-Tib stories by Maud Hart Lovelace when I was young, & my 2 older daughters, Bonnie & Betsy read them & loved them, too. In the early 1950's I worked on a bookmobile & I remember how popular those books were. I wish I still had some copies. Actually I bought few books, in my younger days I read exclusivly from the library.
We seem to share a number of books in common, though your collection out-numbers mine by quite a bit. Where do you put them all?
I see we have Alice thomas Ellis in common. I discovered her from reading A COMMON READER, which, alas seemes to have gone out of business due to bankrupcy. Too bad, tho they were a bit expensive. I got some great ideas from them tho, & would pick up the books at the library where I worked. (I am retired now.) Hope to hear from you, we seem to have a lot in common.
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