Monday, October 5, 2009
Mosaic Monday~ Escape Into The Pages
I have over 300 books on my book shelves.
Books are my passion
and so the number 300 doesn't seem like a lot to me.
Every few months
I do my best to weed out some of my books.
I take them to a used book store
and if I can't get rid of them there then I donate them.
If it weren't for my husband complaining
I would never get rid of any of my books.
Mostly, I read and own non-fiction.
I love learning and so I would say the bulk of my book collection
is in the personal finance and leadership and success category.
I also have a large collection in
astrology, the paranormal, books on writing & true crime.
My dream house which I envision in my mind
has a built in library from floor to ceiling
with sliding ladders to reach the top.
(Please click to enlarge)
A Venetian Affair is my all time favorite love story.
The author re-created this true love story
based on the letters he discovered written by the couple.
The man in the story is the author's ancestor.
The astrology books...
Love Cards, Encycolpedia of Dreams, & Encyclopedia of Birthdays
are three books I constantly read.
They sit on my side table next to my chair in the living room.
I have a whole shelf dedicated to astrology books alone.
The other book showcased in my mosaic
is a book I started a few months back
never finished reading
I find I get carried away reading blogs.
I spend hours a day
hopping from one blog to another
and then re-visiting blogs that have updated more than once
in a day.
But I love my books.
I like owning them.
I like to touch them,
mark up the pages with yellow highlights
and sometimes I scribble notes in the margins.
I only mark up the pages in non-fiction books.
They are my learning tools
and I find myself referencing them often.
What do you like to read, and why?
Here's a recommendation:
Little Red House where Mary hosts Mosaic Monday.
You won't be disappointed.