Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Wednesday 2.24.10 Favorite Book on my shelves
I am just dying to start The Blind Side by Michael Lewis. Too bad I have to work and can't delve in!

2/24 Favoried book on my selves
The Prince Dictionary

2.24 Favorite book on my shelves
I love books. I read all the time when I was little, and my all-time favorite books were the Little House on the Prairie books, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I still have the set from when I was a little girl and have started reading one of them to my daughter. If you are a Little House fan, you should be able to figure out which book is missing from the series in the photo :) I also love my Bible and my book of Eric Carle art.

Just one? Can't do it! And these are just some of my "regular recommendations" to friends and family, I'm not even going to get into the classics that I adore. My most favorite fiction novel (Memoirs of a Geisha) is not pictured here, because despite the fact that I have THREE copies, they are always loaned out! Pictured here are: a few journals I kept from ages 8-16 (these always make for a h.i.l.a.r.i.o.u.s. read, I was a drama queen like you wouldn't believe!) The Artist's Way, Hypnobirthing - The Mongan Method (getting ready for baby number two), The Book of Mormon, Stephen King - On Writing, Childbirth Without Fear, The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity, and The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands (LOVE that book!!! I have several "loan out" copies of that one as well.) *Please excuse the messy office ;P

2.24 "Favourite Book on my Shelves"
Impossible to just choose ONE favourite book...the latest one I read is Cecelia Ahern's "If You Could See Me Now", which was wonderfully a fairytale for adults :D

2.24 Favorite book(s) on my shelves
I can't really pick just one favorite. I love books by Peter Mayle (on the left). And then there's The Catcher in the Rye... and Boy's Life (one of the more magical books I've read about growing up). One of all-time favorite books is not here and I can't find it (!) --To Kill a Mockingbird.

2.24 "Favourite book on my selves"
Sorry, I couldn't just choose one! This is part of my collection of old books...most of them are a hundred years old or older. From the bottom: The Bible in Dutch, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Kate Douglas Wiggin), Quentin Durward (Scott), Patty and Priscilla (Jean Webster), Some letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, The Life of Charlotte Brontë (Mrs Gaskell) and David Copperfield (Charles Dickens).

2.24 favorite book on my shelves
At our house, some of the best books come in baskets.


  1. Lovely pictures! I'm inspired to go appreciate my bulging bookshelves.

    Lola - I LOVE Memoirs of A Geisha! Definitely loan-worthy :)

  2. Oooh Lola, I love your book trunk!

  3. I've been a little out of commission (hence lack of posts and comments). But I LOVE all of the books posted! I would have posted Hunger Games/Catching Fire, Jane Eyre, Gone With the Wind, and the Poisonwood Bible for a start! I love seeing some of the books on my shelf, in your pictures. FUN!

  4. Memoirs of a Geisha is SO good! Oh! I just love it : ). I could read that all day!

    Little House on the Prarie is such a great series Sarah. Kaish is reading Farmer Boy right now.

    I love all of your books.

    Books are beautiful!

  5. All your books are so beautiful. Love all the shots. Sorry for not getting my shots up in time.
    I just had some bad health news I try to deal with. But I am better already. I think I will miss this week though. :/

  6. It's heart warming that we all seem to share a love of reading, as well as photography!

    Cornelia - those books are to be treasured, for sure...gorgeous!

    Have a great Wednesday, all!

  7. I enjoyed seeing so many of my favorites mentioned here. Some of them were so familiar they seemed to jump right out of the pictures. And of course, Little House in the Big Woods was conspicuous by its absence. Oh, to be a child and have all of Little House ahead :)

    And I cannot help but remark how much I love the little hands reaching into that book basket.

  8. Okay, THIS is probably my favorite post so far!

    It's amazing to me that we can all live thousands of miles apart, and live totally different lives, yet we can all be touched by the very same words - no matter who we are, or where we are located on the world map.

    Oh Sarah, I'd forgotten about the Little House series...being reminded of it brought the warmest, most vivid memory I've experienced in a long, long while. I imaginarily lived there in that tiny cabin for years and years...feeling like a third, invisible sister.

  9. I've watched The Little House on the Prairie, but have never read the books. Guess I'll have to check them out at the library one of these days.

    I loved Memoirs of a Geisha, too!

  10. Okay, here's a question: I remember *loving* the Little House books when I was a kid and I recently started reading them to my daughter. But I didn't realize (or remember) that they often portray Native Americans in a really negative light. Of course it makes sense given the time and place of the novels, but I find myself editing things out as I read. So I'm curious, how do you guys handle it when familiar classics--books that really have a lot of offer in so many ways and books you want your kids to enjoy--send certain message that you're not quite ready to bring up your children?

  11. Emily - What an interesting question! My kids haven't come to that age, yet, and I'm not sure how that situation would be handled.

    I imagine I might talk to them about intolorance, racism etc, and focus on how important it is to treat people with respect, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation etc. I don't know that 'erasing' the past is the right thing to do, rather I might choose to let them learn from it, asking them questions like how they would feel if someone treated THEM the same way as the characters in the book were treated.

    But, then again, I have no idea...I guess I'll have to take each situation as it comes!

    Would love to hear anyone else's thoughts on this, especially from people who have tackled this already!

  12. Not sure where to post this but I wanted to ask if anyone has heard of National Clicks?

    Can someone help me find it?

    Overheard some co-workers talking about it all week but didn't have time to ask so I thought I would post it here to see if someone could help me out.

    Seems to be getting alot of buzz right now.