Sunday, September 23, 2012

stacks of books

I can read just about anywhere. And at some time or another in a variety of places, I probably have held a book in my hand lost in the written word while the world turns around me. Consequently, a stack of books being currently read resides in my life at all times.

Here is my present stack.

  Within a week's time each of these books will be picked up so that I might read a portion or a chapter. Slow and steady work at times, but rich and serving a purpose. All but two of these books I am revisiting this fall. I have no problem rereading certain books. I find I need the reminders, the jewels of wisdom, the positive influence of a good story in my days. My mind is stretched to claim new territory in areas I have gathered little, but perhaps need further plantings or at least a little weeding. Inspiration drives me forward with the new knowledge gained through a book read for the first time or it might just happen to be a piece of fiction read with the whole purpose being to simply entertain.

This is Charlotte's stack. 
 She enjoys taking her bath, donning a nightgown and listening to me read 100 Cupboards to her almost ever night. The other two she will either read alone, I will listen to her read aloud or she will chose for me to read aloud to her while she sits contently by my side. 
All good.

What books are currently in your hand or on your stacks?


Pieces of Sunshine said...

I own a couple of the books in your stack Cathy but have never read them right through. Unlike yourself and my eldest daughter, I'm not one inclined to read by nature. You will have many hours of enjoyment and inspiration as you look further into these.

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, what a good stack of books. Some of them are friends of mine, too. Happy reading!

The dB family said...

I like both your stacks. We have stacks here too. I'm reading My Utmost for His Highest, Irresistible Revolution, The Diary of Anne Frank, the second Christopher Paolini book, and one by Stephanie Grace Whitson. Do you find that people are surprised that you can read multiple books at one time and still keep them all straight? People often ask my how I do that.

Happy reading, my friend!


no spring chicken said...

Many from your stack reside on my shelves. A book that I revisit almost every year is The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer. It's been about 16 years since we first met and have made it a priority to get together every year if possible!

My current read... finished Heavenly Man yesterday. Definitely a must read. I left it on my friends table last night. :)

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