If you have ever read any of my posts, you will know how much I enjoy a good book and even more so, writing one. What you probably don’t know about me is that I also love to buy books. This might seem odd because I’ve said I don’t like paper and that’s true; however, I don’t like certain types of paper (e.g. computer paper, newspaper), but the near papyrus-like paper found in most novels these days actually appeals to me.
I don’t just like having books because of the paper 😉 That would be weird. I DO enjoy reading them too. Funny thing is, I end up buying books that I never read. I’m not a hoarder, not in the least, but I have to be in a mood to read a book. All winter I haven’t been in the mood to pick up one of the many books I’ve purchased in the past year and read one. Perhaps is the sound of the thunder and April showers.
Well, today something hit me like an angry carpenter bee flying at my forehead and I think that thing must have been relaxation because I picked up a book and actually read a few chapters! I feel so much better when I know that I have the time to sit down, curl up my legs, and prop myself on “my side” of the sofa.
Above is a picture of my latest Barnes & Noble bargain finds.
This post today is not so much about OCD, only a little when you consider the whole paper issue. Instead, I want to introduce to you some of my favorite books of all time.
These are my top ten and are not in any particular order:
- Literally anything by Margaret Atwood, particularly the The Handmaid’s Tale & Alias Grace
- Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
- The Mistress of the Art of Death series by the late Ariana Franklin
- The Kite Runner & A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- The Tea Rose series by Jennifer Donnelly
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
- Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch
I’d love to hear some suggestions from you for future reads and what are your favorite books!
Oh yeah, I just wanted to share a picture of my cool, vintage book ends that I bought from a friend who has a vintage shop a few months back. I love these things so much. It took me forever to find what I wanted and at a reasonable price 🙂 Who knew book ends could be so expensive?
Thanks for reading 🙂