Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fabio in a circle with an "X" through it

I am so stoked! Not only did I get to watch a fabulous speech by President Barack You Rock tonight, but I won another blog award! I can't believe it! There ARE people out there who enjoy my drivel. Who would have thunk it?

Jessica at A BookLover's Diary gave me the Butterfly Award! Now, I'm not sure if there are any rules to winning this award, but I am definitely going to pass it on! I just have to think about it. Let it stew for a bit. I'll get back to you. Thank you so much, Jessica. After the day I have had (which will be blogged about later, but it involves dog feces and urine and lots of it), I loved getting this award. Thank you! Everybody should FOR SURE check out her blog. I am a book lover, as is she, and I know so many of you out there are as well. Check her out!!

I have so many things I want to blog about and so little time. As I write, my husband is waiting to play Call of Duty: World At War on the computer so I've gotta be quick like ninja. After searching for a job for the last two months, I think he deserves some brain deadening time.

So, here's my quick post.

I love books. Love, love, love books. I have boycotted the Kindle because I don't want to ever give up my precious books. The sight of rows and rows of them on bookcases. The feel of a book between my hands. The smell of an old library book or a brand new paperback. I wish I could live in a library! If I was wealthy, I would have a room that would be floor to ceiling bookshelves full of all my precious gems, with a ladder that rolled from one brown bookcase to the next.

I am also finding some great book blogs, which I am probably a little too excited about.

So, my bookworms, I want to share my favorite books with you, the ones I would save first in a fire. In my next post (when my husband isn't oh so very patiently waiting for his turn to kill and maim the WWII Germans), I will explain why. But, until that time arrives, here they are in no particular order:

1. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
2. Diary of Anne Frank
3. Night by Elie Wiesel
4. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
5. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
6. The Complete Poems of Elizabeth Bishop
7. The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert Sears
8. Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
9. The World According to Garp by John Irving
10. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
11. Facing Love Addiction by Pia Melody
12. The Poetry of Robert Frost

There are a few more, but I think my brain might be clouded from all the dog droppings I've had to scoop up ever so gently so as not to get any on my fingers (gag), therefore I can't remember the rest. Right now I am reading Julie and Julia and having an awful time getting through it. We'll see... Oh, and I love Harry Potter! Who doesn't, really (well, except for the whack jobs who think the books are the devil's work...I hope that isn't any of you...ahem...cough, cough...if it is, I take it're not a whack job, just a little...a little...okay, you're a whack job. Sorry).

And furthermore, I would love to hear all of your favorite books! Write a blog about it or just put it in the comments! I am always open for suggestions and would love to hear about ANY OF YOUR FAVES (although, you are excused, but not forbidden, from admitting anything embarrassing, like loving those romance novels with Fabio on the front).

Peace out!


  1. You're welcome! I'm glad you didn't mind that I passed this award to you. :)

    Great list. I am currently reading The Hiding Place (for the first time) and I am loving it.

  2. Congrats on your award you so deserve it! I love reading your blog. Your posts are awesome, keep up the good work!
    And I agree with you, although I don't get to read as much as I would like, I love books! The smell, the touch and the sound as I turn the pages.

  3. congrats on the award!!! I also love books - but after my baby was born last year I can't really find the time to enjoy them as I want. Right now I am reading 'The Shack' and tons of babies books :)

  4. Oh great post! I'm a fellow book lover (are you on goodreads?) and I also have an issue with the's just wrong. I have a huge collection...I actually sat down and did an inventory once. I have some from the late 1800s to now. Your library with floor to ceiling books and ladder is exactly like my "if I was only wealthy" dream...ah. One day.

    Oh, and congrats on the award! They are so exciting!:)

  5. ok, have i told you that i can't have gluten either? i'm not sure if we exchanged notes or not!! i don't have celiac, just gluten allergies...i'm allergic to seafood, and dairy too!! lol...rough life! but i hope you're doing well with that! and i LOVE LOVE LOVE books! have you read Suite Francais? it's AMAZING!! and i'm on your kindle bandwagon, give me an oldschool BOOK anyday! love the blog!

  6. cute blog. I wish I had more time to read. makes me sad, really. One day I will - I hope. I think I might have celiac - afraid really to get tested. I also have a fear of raw chicken. :) Thanks for visiting.

  7. I guess I read trash books (like True Blood and Twilight), but I am reading a book by Mary Pols called Accidentally on Purpose which is pretty good. Thanks for sharing, maybe I'll have to smarten up a bit and read something, er, smart?!

  8. I'm halfway through The Hiding Place. It's a book I'm reading with my husband, and he doesn't get much of a chance to read so it's coming along slowly but surely. lol
    So far, I'm really enjoying it. :)

  9. I have an award for you on my blog :)


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