Monday, May 06, 2013

Mailbox Monday - May 6

Mailbox Monday is hosted by 4 the LOVE of BOOKS--stop by the site to see what other bloggers just added to their TBR shelves.

I picked up a copy of A Little House Sampler--no it's not about cross-stitch that Laura and Mary did--instead it is a collection of fiction, essays, articles, columns, poems, drafts, unpublished manuscripts, notes, and musings of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her journalist-novelist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. 

I'm looking forward to reading a new novel that's just on the horizon,  A Wilder Rose: Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Their Little Houses, by Susan Wittig Albert, and I wanted to get a flavor of their non-Little House writings first.  While I've read the LH series many times, I haven't really read much else that they wrote.


  1. I read all the official Little House books growing up, and then a journal of Laura from when she and Almanzo drove their wagon leaving Minnesota. It's definitely been a while since I've read any of them, but I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy this one. Especially know that I'm older. I do remember being a little bored with the journal as a 4th grader, but consider it's her journal that seems like a given.

  2. Yay! I just thrifted this a while ago. It's a worthwhile collection.

  3. Though I was aware that there is rich catalogue of stories created Wilder and lane, other then the television show I have not been exposed to them. I look forward to reading what you have to say about this.

  4. ENJOY!!!

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  5. I've never heard of that but it sounds good!

  6. This sounds interesting. You know, I've really been wanting to reread the Little House series. I don't even think I read all of them when I was a girl, but I've been collecting them over the years. Little House in the Big Woods was a favorite, I remember. Maybe this summer it's time for a reread!