Friday, January 14, 2005

What authors do you have in your library?

I finally started packing this week to move into our new home, and I'm blown away by all the books I own. I filled several boxes (smallish ones, so they won't be too heavy), from our bedroom alone.

I'm thrilled that our new house has a lot of bookshelf space already in place. Finally, someplace to PUT all these books. I've had to store them in drawers and even under sofas and beds.

I give away a lot of my paperback Christian fiction books...first to my mom, who is hungrily rediscovering the joy of reading, then she passes them along to my sister, who shares them with her daughters. But even so, I have tons. And I keep the ones I cherish the most, and am seeking copies of ones I never owned but really want in my library.

For example, a friend launched my love of B. J. Hoff's writings several years ago by loaning me the Emerald Ballad series. I've now purchased two of the series, and am on a quest to buy the rest.

I also want to own Francine Rivers' "Mark of the Lion" series. I gave them away years ago, but now I want my own copies. In fact, come to think of it, I'd like to own everything Francine ever wrote.

And I'd really like a nice hardbound set of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. And a good quality hardbound copy of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre...I only have two well-worn paperbacks as it is.

Well, I said all that to say this: Ashley has passed on another cool meme, this one about the authors you have.

This is how this meme works: copy this list, delete the names of the authors you don't have on your home library shelves, and replace them with names of authors you do have. Bold the replacements. Then link to me.

Charlotte Bronte
Louisa May Alcott
Jane Austen
Emily Bronte
J. R. R. Tolkien
Charles Swindoll
Charles Dickens
John MacArthur
C.S. Lewis

Join the fun!

With wind chills dipping to as low as 20 below here this weekend, it's going to be perfect for snuggling up with a hot beverage and a good book. Have a blessed weekend, everyone.

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