It's time for another Booking Through Thursday! This week Deb has an interesting quote from Christopher Schoppa in the Washington Post:
Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part. … During the past 20 years, in which books have played a significant role in both my personal and professional lives, I’ve certainly had my fair share of them (and some might say several others’ shares) in my library. Many were read and saved for posterity, others eventually, but still reluctantly, sent back out into the world.
But there is also a category of titles that I’ve clung to for years, as they survived numerous purges, frequent library donations and countless changes of residence. I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I will. And should. When, I’m not sure, as I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works.
So this week's question is...
"What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?"
There are a few left over from college days that I thought I should keep and maybe actually read (again? did I read them the first time?). And there are just some I got and keep meaning to read but haven't. Oh and the ones that I read long ago and would like to read again...someday.
There's... ~ The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer (did I read that the first time?) ~ Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (where did that one come from?) ~ To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (read it long ago, liked it, want to read it again!) ~ Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare (I did read that, but probably won't again)
And then there's... ~ Mere Christianity by CS Lewis (read it long ago because I had to, need to read it again because I want to) ~ When Christ Comes by Max Lucado (never read it but I keep thinking I will) ~ Voices of the Faithful by Beth Moore (does 2-3 years count as on the shelf for years?)
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I've been wrapped up doing the mom-thing (and love it), but recently came back to one of my first loves -- books. In the past I'd stayed away from Christian fiction, thinking it'd be cheesy. But then my sis-in-law sent me home with one and when I finally read it in Dec 2007, I've been hooked since!
In this blog I post about books I've read and what I thought of them. They're (mostly) Christian fiction and non-fiction, but not all.
I'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell me what you thought of the books, too, even if you don't agree with me! Or recommend a book to me...I'm always in the market for more! (No graphic violence or abundance of profanity, please.)