“I was thinking, maybe you should give away some of your books, the ones you read already…”
“What do you mean?”
“There are too many books here, they are taking over the place…”
“Honey, there are NEVER too many books. It is just impossible.”
That’s what I get, for falling in love with a non-reader…
But really, guys, do you always get rid of the books after you read them? Surely, I am not the only one, who loves to keep my books. Yes they are thrifted, dog-eared and yellow-paged, but they are mine. I am trying to build a collection here, you see… I do give away some books, those that I did not like (unless they are part of my collection, such as Danielle Steel, Mills and Boon Regency, or Nora Roberts), or books that I know I will never read- such as horror, or true stories of crime and child abuse. I do keep most of gifted books, and will always keep old/ rare books and those with beautiful covers.
The books featured today are from thebookshop.ie preloved-book store, based in Co Tipperary, Ireland. I buy from them weekly, because I do not want to miss out on some special book, I have to check the store as often as I can. I had a book about history of Cathars in my wish-list, but when I returned to buy iy, it was unavailable- sold, “the one that got away” hahaha
I never know what I will find there, but it is always a pleasant surprise.
I like second hand books. They have charm and character. They have been held by many hands and read and loved and let go of. But, very often they do find forever home with me. I do not mind at all musty smell or yellow pages.
I am building a collection about men. They are an enigma to me. I want to know everything. And I want to understand…
“The essence of goodness is: to preserve life, promote life, help life to achieve its highest destiny. The essence of evil is: destroy life, harm life, and hamper the development of life…It seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.”
Mahatma Gandhi, All Men Are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections.
I came across this quote during our Pro life campaign to Save the 8th Amendment. This quote is a reason why I bought a book about Mahatma Gandhi. I would like to learn more about his life and principles.
You can buy his Autobiography here.
This time I bought mostly non-fiction. All these books were chosen for some reason. From curiosity to need to introduce some changes in my life, finding these books, was a sign, that some wisdom is to be found between the pages, just for me, so I took them home, to read and to keep.
I have heard good reviews about Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, and I have never heard about Gary Zukav Soul Stories, yet I am sure, both books will play a role in my life, many books do open new world to me and once again I am so grateful for my love for books.
Did you know Danielle Steel writes poems as well as novels? I didn’t. But Now I have her Love Poems, and I will share some of them with you quite soon. Exciting times, my friends!
I am not a fan of war time stories, but something melted in my heart, when I saw My Dear Bessie, so of course I had to bring it home.
These books are excellent addition to my book collection, I can’t wait to read them one by one. So many books so little time!
Currently reading- Dance of the Wolf by Karen Whiddon.
Talk soon and happy reading.