I have always loved reading, since as young as I can remember, I gobbled up any and all words I could see. When I look at the world, that’s what I see – words. They are everywhere. Floating in the air I breathe, streaking through a star-lit night sky, in the rustling of the leaves, the warm rays of the sun on my face, even in the speech bubbles I see over everyone’s heads when they talk. (You see those too, right?)
I remember my mom used to have to take the cereal boxes off the table so I would hurry up and eat instead of sitting and reading every single word on the box. There’s something so satisfying about reading a great work of fiction, elegant prose, enthralling thrillers, and even well-written practical non-fiction that encourages and inspires me in my days. Books have molded me, shaped me, and set me on many adventures in my life. Sitting down to read a great book on a lazy afternoon energizes me and pours peace into my soul. In other words, I LOVE books!
I also really like talking about books – how they made me feel, the lessons they taught me, how they challenged or provoked me. It’s fun sharing thoughts about books and hearing other’s comments and book suggestions.
I created a Books Page here on the blog to keep the books I’ve read better organized and for an easy reference when others ask me – “What was that book you blogged about that one time?” I also added the same shelf on the sidebar if you are not reading this on a tablet/phone. And, for this post, I’ll share my Shelfari Reading shelves below as well. (Click on the links if the shelf picture doesn’t load.) I love hearing your thoughts and recommendations so feel free to come back to this post or to the Books Page and share a good book or two you think I’d like. Happy Reading!
Books I’ve Read:
<li><a href=”http://www.shelfari.com/books/10818/A-Tree-Grows-in-Brooklyn?widgetId=258007″>A Tree Grows in Brooklyn</a> by Betty Smith</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.shelfari.com/books/15262/A-Severe-Mercy?widgetId=258007″>A Severe Mercy</a> by Sheldon Vanauken</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.shelfari.com/books/22267/Tuesdays-With-Morrie?widgetId=258007″>Tuesdays With Morrie</a> by Mitch Albom</li>
Books I’m Reading:
Books Others Have Read and Recommended to Me:
- The Nanny Diaries by Emma Mclaughlin,…
- Momnipotent-The-Not-so-Perfect-Guide-to-Catholic-Motherhood?widgetId=258020″>Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood by Danielle Bean
- Missional-Mom?widgetId=258020″>The Missional Mom by Helen Lee
- In the School of the Holy Spirit by Jacques Philippe
- for-and-Maintaining-Peace-A-Small-Treatise-on-Peace-of?widgetId=258036″>Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace… by Jacques Philippe
- 33 Days to Morning Glory by Michael E. Gaitley