Monday, April 2, 2012
B is for Books
I love collecting books. I have a wide variety of books in my home, and also in the old house that I am struggling to sort and eliminate due to cramped conditions in my new home.
My favorite books are those that color my world. My art books have brilliant colors and a wide variety of techniques from commercial artists, as well as the masters. I am in the process of sorting through them, and sharing them with others who love art books. This is as difficult for me as giving away my dogs or my children. Unless I build on a library to my home, I have to do it.
Sharing top billing for favorites are my writing books. I have how to books for fiction, poetry, song writing, copywriting, editing, grammar and punctuation, novel writing, crime novel writing, humor writing. I use these books frequently in my writing craft.
Bible study books are high on the list, too. I have several Bibles, some are the standard KJV, Catholic Bibles, and Max Lucado Story Bibles, as well as children’s Bibles. I have books on how to study the Bible, books on grieving and praying. I have the entire series of the Left Behind novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Some of these I have duplicates.
I have many of my nursing textbooks, also those of my daughters’ from their time in school. I take several nursing magazines. I have books on medications, both over the counter and prescription medications.
There is a large section in my library of history books and photo journals. I use some of these as research material for my novels and stories. I have books of the history of
and other nearby towns. There are
dictionaries, thesauruses, grammar and punctuation, chemistry, photo books of
dogs and horses and cats.
I also have quite a few fiction books. Romance novels, historical romances, contemporary romances, mysteries, thrillers, and many others.
My office is full of bookcases, but even so, I have boxes of books. If my house ever catches fire, it will be like a tinder box. I have given many books away, especially the older fiction books that I probably would never get the chance to read.
If you ever find yourself needing something to read, give me a call. I’ve probably got it.