This one courtesy of Urban Army concerns one of my great passions....books.
Number of books I own….substantially fewer than this time last year, when we disposed of 14 boxes, with much wailing and gnashing of teeth, before decamping from rambling Fleming house to compact and tidy Curatage. Despite this ruthless purge, the removal firm still complained that they’d never moved so manybooks before. We now have 2 bookcases full of children’s books lurking in the bedroom over A's workshop at our old house, most of my English Lit type reading (multiple boxes again) awaiting L’s departure to uni, in a safe corner of the loft, and the remainder, mostly fiction, poetry and, inevitably, theology, lining about 120 feet of shelving and sprawling on most other flat surfaces around the place.
And, guess what, I was given a £25 book token only on Saturday!! :-)
Last Book I bought: The Mermaid Chair: Sue Monk Kidd (everyone else seems to be reading and recommending it….but I’m saving it for the family holiday)
Last Book I read:
Living on the Borders of the Holy: L William Countryman
Books that mean a lot to me: oh, how to choose what to tell you about?
Palgrave’s Golden Treasury…from which my parents used to read me a bedtime poem when I was very young
The Chronicles of Narnia
Vincent Donovan: Christianity Rediscovered
The English Poems of George Herbert
The Donkey’s Tale: Margaret Gray
The Showings of Julian of Norwich
Linnets and Valerians : Elizabeth Goudge
Persuasion: Jane Austen…
and of course the list could go on and on and on…varying with times and seasons.
Tag 5 others…
Who’d like to play, then?? How about you 5
Maggi (yes, I know you haven’t really got time: look on it as end of term therapy)
You know you'd enjoy it really. Alternatively, draw yourselves up to your full height and announce righteously that you don't do chain letters, and I'll probably retire crushed ;-)