Friday, September 9, 2011

Books books books

Warning. This post is picture heavy. Pictures of books, to be precise. 

So I'm a little late on the Gussy train this week but I didn't want to skip it, because her prompt was books. And I love books. I love reading. As a kid I used to stay up for hours in bed reading by our hallway light. 

Don't worry, this is old news to my mom. In fact, I'm pretty sure that I never fooled her into thinking that I was sleeping.

Here are some pictures from our book shelf:

Notice the collection of Winnie the Pooh classics that the hubs got me for Valentines Day. Ya, he's a keeper.

Also notice the agate collection. Fantastic, I know.

Here we have some Dostoyevsky, some Dickens, and a cat family.

I recently finished reading both Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck and Dandelion Wine by Bradbury.

I love Steinbeck but for some reason always put off reading Grapes of Wrath. I'm so glad I finally got to it - it's incredibly profound and obviously one of his best (although I think I still like East of Eden better). 

Dandelion Wine was full of nostalgia and summer days, but still had some of the intrigue you find more of in Bradbury's science fiction works. I loved this quote: "My dear, you will never understand time, will you? You're always trying to be the things you were, instead of the person you are tonight."

Makes you think, you know.

My current book stack:

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - a fun read recommended to me by my bff. I've read it before, but decided to take it out once again because I love it so. Mystery, romance, murder, excitement, all that good stuff. And a fairly easy read as well - a nice break after ol' Steinbeck.

I haven't read Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson before, but I am enjoying it so far. One of our small group members highly recommended it - it's about relearning how we view and follow the Holy Spirit. I'm looking forward to getting further into it.

And of course my sketchbook is always in the pile. I spend a lot of time in there.

Now I'm off to check out everyone else's linkups - I'm always looking for new books!

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1 comment:

  1. i'm honestly going to just use your bookshelves as my future reading list. there are so many classics and good authors that i've never read, but know i should!

    i've only tried fahrenheit 451, but my interest is piqued to read bradbury's other stuff.