In the spirit of Thanksgiving…

I cannot think of one book that I am most thankful for. I’ve been sitting here for a half hour trying to arrow it down to one title, and I can’t. But there is one thing I am most thankful for, and that is the ability to and the passion for reading. Without my life…

Shelf Love, Part 6: Guilty Pleasures

What you see here are mostly fun books, the easy reads: my guilty pleasures. Michael Crichton is one of my favorite authors; this is quite a feat as I’ve only read two of his novels: Timeline and Eaters of the Dead. For both, I saw the film version first, but that didn’t ruin the story…

Shelf Love, Part 5: The Unreads II

What you see here is a bunch of books I haven’t read or haven’t finished, with a few books I love sprinkled in. I got hooked on Kate Atkinson on two fronts: my friend (a librarian) has been raving about her and lent me her copy of Life After Life last summer. I never finished it, but…

Shelf Love, Part 4: Hogwarts, Narnia and more

It took me a long time to get on the Hogwarts Train to loving Harry Potter… but once on it (about the time Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix came out), there was no getting off. I was hooked from the first page, thankful I could just breeze through the first five books,…

Shelf Love, Part 3

What you see here is an interesting mix of books I love and books I’ve never read. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling: I’ve wanted to read this one for awhile, despite the negative reviews. I tried watching the miniseries based on this book, but couldn’t get into it. I’m sure I’ll give it…

Shelf Love, Part 2

This is less of a shelf and more of a stack on my hearth (doubling as a night stand), but I’m confident that you’ll roll with me on this. Ha! I inherited this Educator Classic Library collection from my grandfather after he passed away in 2006. I spent many hours as a child pouring through these…

Shelf Love, Part 1: The Unreads

The title of this post is pretty self-explanatory… and just a tiny bit false. There are six books pictured that I have read: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The Ghost Dance by David Humphreys Miller The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamont The Ghost Dance…