Sunday, November 29, 2009

Reading is so fun!

I'm back!!!

And though I have lots to share, I'll just give a little preview of my new closet...

I'll share more photos later this week. It's SO pretty. :-D

*sigh*

I missed my blog. I missed reading blogs. I missed emailing. But...

I SO enjoyed being without internet for a few weeks. I read... a lot. I finished Eclipse AND started Breaking Dawn. And Breaking Dawn? I had to pee SO bad the other night while reading it, and I did NOT want to stop, so I actually brought it with me. LOL. TMI? Perhaps, but I just wanted you all to know how much I'm enjoying it. :-)

So even though I have my internet back (and my iMac.... which I missed even more!), I will continue to read... A LOT. And since I've remembered how much I love reading, I thought I'd share my favorite books. :-) If you're still undecided for a few people on your list, these may give you some ideas... ;-)

Favorite books:

The Chosen by Chaim Potok (Because it made me think. It made me feel serene and relaxed. I honestly wanted to take a vow of silence after reading this book. Seriously! ME!)

Light in August by William Faulkner (LOVE that there were like five stories going on at once. Held my interest. And had a bit of a platonic love story in there. Loved that. :) )

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (This girl could write! She was only 18 when she started writing this, and that just blows me away [it was published when she was 21]. The imagery... just wow. I could picture every second of this book. I didn't want it to end. I need to read this again...)

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (I read it first when I was nine. And am reading it currently. It's just SO much fun.)

Children's books:

Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch (oooh, also Stephanie's Ponytail!) (I got Purple, Green and Yellow when I was eleven. It became my favorite then. The colorful photographs are on WHITE background, and it's just lovely. The story is hilarious... especially the last two pages.)

Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman (I STILL know this book by heart. Word for word. My aunt bought it for us when I was about... umm... 7 or 8, I think. Our room was almost always messy, so she thought we resembled Jillian Jiggs... whose mother would say, "looks like your room has been lived in by pigs!")

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin (Found this book as an adult and laughed my BUTT off! She now has written the diaries of a Fly and Spider, and though they're cute, they're not as funny as the original Worm. If you're looking for a good book for a child [either sex], this is AWESOME! I still want the diaries of a Fly and Spider, but I have yet to make them part of my collection.)

Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan and Janet Ahlberg (My mom and aunt read this to me every night as a small child. It still holds a special place in my heart. I probably still know this one by heart too... LOL.)

What are some of *your* favorite books?

4 comments:

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Wow. Dream closet!

I love Twilight, Harry Potter, Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks books, and a series called Work and the Glory.

Sarah said...

I need that closet. Yup. Need it. I will have to work on something like that! TFS!

amy said...

wow...that closet is heavenly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i don't blame you about the Twilight books..ahaha...

lisa truesdell said...

gorgeous closet. i think ALL of our closets together are smaller than that one, LOL!! the perils of an old house..

fave books - a prayer for owen meany by john irving, cat's eye by margaret atwood, winter's tale by mark helprin... and i have to recommend goodreads.com for finding new favorites. =)