Shabby Sunday 2/11/18

The Shabby Sunday meme was created by Mischenko over at Read Rant Rock & Roll blog, which I love!  I first noticed the Shabby Sunday posts last week when I came across the brilliant post showcasing Call Of The Wild, by Jack London. I fell in love with the idea of vintage/childhood features, and so naturally I had to join in.

I’ll periodically be joining here and there on Sundays. I’m sure it’ll be random and unexpected, like lightning. Because, well lets just say I suck at commitment.


Anyhow, back to my Shabby choice!!!

I was looking through some paperbacks in my house and came across this wonderful Patrick E. McManus collection!  They’re actually my husbands books, and he was apparently obsessed with them as a teenager. (How funny is it that we’re considering our teen years as vintage worthy now!? And, how old do I feel while writing is? LOL) I’ve read a few of the short stories within the pages of these strangely unique covers. I was somewhat impressed. Not as much as my husband clearly, but I liked them nonetheless.  I feel like Patrick has an bit of an ego to go along with his dry humor. I can get past it, because some things he writes are actually pretty funny.

The reason I’m choosing them today, is because they’re original covers!  Patrick has long since made changes, making this particular collection within my physical grasp that much more awesome! And, also because my husband loves them and I love him… Sooooooo win win!!


17 Comments Add yours

  1. Mischenko says:

    I’m so excited that you shared some books for Shabby Sunday! This is so cool. I have to say, I haven’t read these, but they sound good. It’s so neat that your husband adored these as a teen and it’s fun to look back on our favorite reads from childhood. I’ll definitely be checking these out. Thank you for sharing and linking back to me! 💖😘

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    1. Thank you too for creating such an awesome and unique meme! Your blog is awesome!

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      1. Mischenko says:

        Didi, you’re too kind! Thank you for your uplifting comments. ❤

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      2. You’re most welcome 🙂

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    There is just something so cool about vintage books. That’s exactly my reason why I will never change to an e-reader. People keep saying that I eventually will relent, but I keep telling them that I won’t. These covers are amazing by the way 😊😊

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    1. There really is something so awesome about vintage! I’ve got to say though, E-readers are so damn handy haha… I’m going to have to join the group and bet against you LOL You’ll cave 😉


      1. raistlin0903 says:

        Haha…trust me: no I won’t 😂😂😂
        Although I did say that about smartphones and I got one last year 🤔🤔

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      2. HAHAHA see, the E-reader day is quickly approaching. You know what’s funny. I actually started using one because I got my son a Kindle to play games on, and the next thing you know I started using it more than him to download books on. Pretty soon I just had to get my own too hahah … It might be kind of sad that it was a three year old’s fault that I succumbed to an E-reader myself haha

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      3. raistlin0903 says:

        Haha….well if I cave in eventually (which I’m ofcourse still denying that wil ever happen) it will probably either because of you, Kim, Dani, Trang or Lashaan lol 😂😂 Unless you are all going to make it your mission together..than it’s probably over for me 😂😂
        But it’s what happens a lot I think. Children eventually getting things that parents like more 😊😊 It’s pretty great though 😊😊

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      4. LOL well it sounds like a gaining up on may be in order… AND YES! Kids are funny like that. Helping us evolve into this technological crap without even knowing it haha 🙂

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  3. Christy B says:

    I like vintage books and original covers too – they seem to have even more of a story to them than what’s written between the covers, right?!

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    1. YES! They really do. Vintage is beautiful 🙂


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