"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all."

Like Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), I’m trying to read all of the books ever published. Lofty ambition you say? Okay, really, I’m just trying to PURCHASE all of the books ever published (according to my husband, anyway).

I admit it. I am fully, completely, head-over-heels in love with books. All kinds of books. Pretty much any kind of books. Since January I’ve purchased these books:

Living Simply: Choosing Less in a World of More
The Organized Life: Secrets of an Expert Organizer
The Complete Word Study New Testament
The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis
The Bible for Dummies (one for me, one for a friend)
NLT Sanctuary Devotional Bible
Praying the Names of Jesus
Battlefield of the Mind
Be Your Best
Beyond Picket Fences
The Complete Word Study Old Testament
Your Money after the Big 5-0 (okay, that’s for spouse who is closer to the Big 5-0 than I am)
Book of Common Prayer (for my BFF Jen)
Strong Women, Soft Hearts
Jesus, An Intimate Portrait
Get Out of That Pit (one for me, one for my sister, one for a friend)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (for my son)
A Life That Says Welcome: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart & Home to Others
A Simple Christmas: A Faith-filled Guide to a Meaningful And Stress-free Christmas
Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out

Writing for the Soul: Instruction And Advice from an Extraordinary Writing Life
Fit Not Fat at 40-Plus: The Shape-Up Plan That Balances Your Hormones, Boosts Your Metabolism, and Fights Female Fat in Your Forties-And Beyond
Take Flight! (Sisterchicks in the Word)

So, I am on a husbandself-imposed moratorium on books (yes, Jen, that’s what I said…so I’ll be borrowing all the books YOU purchase!) Jen also thinks it ironic that I need to purchase all of these books on organizing and simplifying my book purchases.

So…what book(s) are you currently reading?

2 thoughts on “"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all."

  1. I’m reading a book on how to keep my friends from spending their retirement on books AND how to (step by step) check books out of the library…. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :0)You KNOW I love you!~Jen

  2. Yay! I can’t think of anything better than a list of books.And I spend way too much on books, also. I just can’t seem to help myself. My husband always reminds me of a little thing called the library. He doesn’t get it, because he’s not a big reader.Let’s see. I’m kind of in between books right now. I just finished Bringing Up Boys, by Dr Dobson. It was different than I expected. Kinder, I guess.I’m just about to start reading the Five Love Languages and the Five minute Apologist. But as soon as I finish those I have promised myself that I will read some fiction for once!Love the list!

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