Monday, April 19, 2010

Weekly Question #8

Here's what's been on my mind and why.  I was blog hopping and came across this ESTY site for Jane Mount and I fell in love.  I want one of these original paintings.  I think they are brilliant.  I have started to make a list of what books I would wanted included in my bookshelf painting.

Which brings me to this week's question...What are some of your favorite books?

I do really love books.  I like the look, feel and smell of books.  When I finally retire from the video world...I wouldn't mind working in a bookstore.  Just to be near...books.

I've been thinking about this for a while now, so my list is getting there but, I think I need more for my painting.  Here's my list so far:

  • Pride and Prejudice by the lovely and incredible Jane Austen
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Something by Dick Francis (haven't decided which one yet)
  • The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart 
  • The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Something by Rosemunde Pilcher (again..haven't decided which)
  • Tell No One by Harlen Corbin (one of the most gripping mysteries I've ever read)
  • Got to have an Agatha Christie (yes...I love mysteries)
That's all I've got at this moment.  I'll probably wake up in the morning and remember something else.  (Oh...I need one of Amy Tam's book's too.)  See this just really never ends.

I can't wait to hear about from you.


  1. Anything by Wendell Berry, but Fidelity is one of the five books I couldn't live without on a desert island.

  2. My list is coming, but I had to tell you how cute snd sweet baby Luke is!

  3. I'm currently reading (and did not want to like due to all the hype) The Help, but it is really very good.

    Just read Whipsmart (memoir about a dominatrix), and really enjoyed it. Not for everyone but immensely fascinating and honest memoir.

    Other fairly recent reads that stand out: March (and anything by this author), Thousand Spendid Suns, Water for Elephants, The Glass Castle, and more of a classic - Miss Lonelyhearts (dark and deep). There must be others that I loved but I'm blanking.

  4. oh, and btw the idea of a painting of books spines that we really like is very cool. Can you imagine how loudly that speaks of someone to see that displayed?!

  5. Wendy...I just finished Water for Elephants and really loved it. For whatever reason, I never looked at the author's name while reading it, so the whole time I thought a man had written it. It was only when I read the interview with the author in the back of the book that I realized it was written by a woman. She really did a great job capturing the male voice.

  6. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. It's always the first book that comes to mind.

    Also, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns both by Khaled Hosseini. I still think about the characters in both of these books.


  7. Red Tent is my number 1, followed closely by Harry Potter 1-7. Those are the only books that I have read more 2 or more times.

  8. That picture is so neat. Oprah was showing the new Ipad yesterday and one of the things you can have on it is a book shelf and it looks just like a book shelf with your books on it, pretty cool looking. I have been reading a serier by Alexander McCall Smith called the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and I think they are so fun. I am up to the ninth book and they are clean and just entertaining. And I also just love reading The Message Bible, it is so understandable.

  9. I'm right with you on Jane Austin she is one of my favorites. If I want a good cry anything by Nathaniel Sparks will do.

    I do love the Twilight series and of course (like your niece) I'm a Harry Potter fan (not as big as Genevieve, but close).

    I am currently reading Eat, Love, Pray.