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I absolutely love books. Collecting them, reading them, decorating with them. Someday I will have a room that is dedicated to housing my books, my own little library that will be my safe haven. Books help me dream, relax, escape. When the pressures of life are weighing me down, a good book will almost always put me at ease.

What types of books do you like to read you might ask. Any and all, well almost all. I even read books that I don’t like or that bore me. Why? Because I feel like you can always learn something from any book. Just like people you may not agree or like everything about a person, but you can always gain knowledge from listening and being around others not like you.


Recently I decided to get some insight regarding a situation that I had put off for way too long. It was like having a splinter. You know how it is, for a while it’s just annoying but then you bump it or apply pressure and it really hurts. Then you get distracted again and you forget about it because you don’t have tweezers to get it out and finally when you can’t stand it anymore you take it out. Only to realize that if you would have taken the time to find the tweezers you could have saved yourself a lot of pain. Well, I was at the place of removing the splinter but I needed some wise tips to help me figure out how to do the painful scraping out of the tiny lodged now festering splinter. (Gross analogy, but you get the point).

Where was I going to find this wise information that I needed, BOOKS of course! I started researching and come up with all of the books I needed and then this happened…

  • Purchased 2 from Half Price Books
  • Downloaded 2 on Audible
  • Purchased 2 more from Barnes & Noble
  • Checked the local library and reserved 5
  • Ordered 3 more on Amazon

Sigh, can you say book overload. I literally laughed at myself because there is no way I am going to get through all of that information in the timeframe necessary. I think I got excited about getting new books and forgot why I was buying them. Needless to say, but I will be an expert on this topic by the time I get through the pile of books.


As you can see, I love books of any kind.

Here is a list of my favorites….just to name a few:
~my favorites list is forever growing, there are also a couple of authors that I enjoy all of their works~

Shel Silverstein
(all of his works)
Robin Jones Gunn (read her youth books as a teen and now have read all of her books)
Nicholas Sparks (easy reading)

The Nesting Place by Myquillen Smith
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
One Thousand Gifts by Anne Voskamp
The Love Dare by Alex Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Something Blue by Emily Giffin
The Love Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Dibs In Search of Self by Virgina Mae Axline
The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
Unglued by Beth Moore
Who moved my cheese? by Spencer Johnson
The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis


My daughters have a children’s library of their own as I secretly love kids books too. So here is my list of favorite children’s books:

Ramona The Pest by Beverly Cleary
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt

Dr. Seuss books
Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne
American Girl Books (Historic characters, not the new ones)
Froggy Books by Jonathan London (illustrator is Frank Remkiewicz, my daughter’s had the opportunity to learn to draw Froggy with him and which I will write another post on later)

I also love local authors or friends, two of which I think are worth mentioning in this post:

Carlo Tiseo (close friend of my husband and I, check out his website) wrote “Mr. McNosey & The Leaky Faucet” and “Mr. McGwire & Mr. McCall” 
Julie Woik (local Sarasota author) wrote “Lilly the Lash” series

**If you look at the lower book gutter shelf in the below picture, you will see both authors books**


~My daughters love to read in this swinging chair in our basement reading nook~



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