Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Monday, March 29, 2010


Isn't this a pretty bookcase? I love the covers on old books - they made them so pretty, with gold printing and rich beautiful colors. We have a 1800's copy of 'Pilgrim's Progress' that has a beautiful royal blue cover.

We have very few books with these kinds of covers, most of our books are paperback, because they are more affordable. We buy a lot of books as we are all avid readers.

My sister in law Paula over at Gathering of Friends has been reading a series of non fiction books by Niall Williams and Christine Breen about their life in Ireland.

Paula has talked about these books for a few months now, and I am intrigued so I got on our county library system website and found two of the books, and reserved them. However they did not have the first book so I got on Amazon and ordered it. It cost me 1 penny plus $3.99 for shipping. Oh, I just realized I should have ordered it through your widget Brenda! Sorry! I will try to remember for next time!

I am looking forward to reading this series, and I will review them here for you. I like to read fiction, non fiction, doctrine, history. I don't read tons of secular fiction as I don't want to read s*x scenes or a lot of profanity.

I have started rereading 'Persuasion' by Jane Austen, as I am going to be teaching a literature class on this book in the Fall. This is one of my favorites of Jane's, my other favorite being 'Pride and Prejudice.'

What authors do you like to read? Is there a series you love? Brenda at Coffee, Tea, Books and Me has been talking about an author named D.E. Stevenson. Her books sound like a good read as well. Do you read non fiction? What kinds of things do you read?


  1. I love biographies. I am currently reading a newer book by Amy Grant called Mosaic, Pieces of my Life So Far. I also love Historical Fiction especially from Europe or the Southern United States.

    Becky K.

  2. Becky,

    I read that book by Amy Grant - I thought it was pretty good.

    I like biographies as well - the ones by Barbara Bush were very enjoyable.

  3. dee, that is how I ordered books 3 and 4!! I already have notice that they are shipped!!!!

    I can't wait to read them!!!!

    you will like this dee!!!!!

  4. Books are amazing. I often find myself in the bathtub reading!!!!! Your pictures of them are super duper pretty.!

  5. I, and my boys, love books as well. I like to read Christian Fiction, of which I have two favorite series: The O'Malley series by Dee Henderson and, oh, the title and author of the other series escapes me now, but it is about a girl living on a plantation in the South whose family is killed, and she and a slave girl begin to take care of each other.

    I also like non fiction books that help to encourage me in my walk with the Lord and guide me in His ways.

    I also like some secular fiction. My favorite authors of this genre being Danielle Steele and Dean Koontz.

    I also like a good biography once in a while.

    I simply LOVE books!

  6. I love to read also. My preference has changed in the past few years, though. I only read non-fiction and self-help books.

    Have always wanted to read Jane Austen.



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