Thursday, December 20, 2007

Books with My Tea

Today, a special post featuring a book meme that Tea Party Girl recently tagged me for. Normally I don't participate in such things, but being a book lover, I decided to give this one a "go". It was much harder than I thought, especially narrowing down which five books were most meaningful to me. Five? Seriously? When you've been reading forever, that seems like such a paltry number to pare down to...but I managed.

Many tea drinkers seem to be book lovers as well, and one of my favorite ways to wind down before bed is with a book and a cup of tea. Join me?

1. How many books do I own? Lots. Around 1000 last time I counted. Nine largish book cases full, plus a shelf of cookbooks, and various others lying around. I love to read, and have since I was very young. My tastes are very, very eclectic, and I have some of every genre on my shelves.

2. What was the last book I read? I recently finished Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie, one of my favorite romance novelists. I’m currently reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, as well as short stories from Harlequin that I read on the treadmill (ebooks on my PDA).

3.What was the last book I purchased? As a gift: Nothing by Jon Agee – a children’s book we bought for my husband’s father for Christmas when he insisted he wanted “nothing”. For myself, a bundle of Harlequin ebooks. I buy an occasional book at the grocery store, but have to stay out of bookstores for the most part (to spare my budget the pain). I get a lot of books passed on to me by my mom and sister, also readers.

4.What five books are the most meaningful to me?

1. In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
2. Trixie Belden Mysteries by Julie Campbell/Kathryn Kenny
3. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
5. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein

5. What is my most obscure favorite book? A very old etiquette book I have…it’s falling apart, but has an answer for literally any situation you might find yourself in, ever. I love it to pieces, along with my old McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers which is what we used when we first started home schooling, before we had a curriculum. We used them throughout our home school years for practice reading aloud, and getting comfortable with different types of literature.

So there you have it. What are you reading with your tea this holiday season?


  1. You ARE eclectic. Harlequin romances and Einstein. I love it.

    Thanks for sharing, it's fun to learn about others through what they read.

    Merry Christmas, Jamie!

  2. Thanks Jenny - Merry Christmas to you as well! :-)


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