Wednesday, April 1, 2015

B is for Books

I love books. I devour books. I go through stages in the amount of books that I read. I always seem to read a ton in the winter (nothing better than curling up with a book and a blanket to keep warm) and almost none in the summer (never have time with the garden going full speed). Growing up with no tv and before the age of computers (my first boyfriend got one when I was 15), I tended to read a ton.

I set goals every year for certain books to read, this year it is a bunch of books on homemaking and marriage. Not that my marriage is bad, far from it, but I am always wanting to be a better wife. My homemaking skills need help, seriously. LOL. I'm not a messy person, but we have a ton of clutter that is a pain to organize. Lots of it is mine. I also keep a list of all the books I have read in a year. Last year I read 60 books. For some that may not seem like a lot, for me it's good. Most books I can read in a day or two, others take a lot longer.

My Kindle Fire is loaded with thousands of books, mostly free, most I have read. My bookshelves are overflowing and then some. I have been buying less paper books and more ebooks. Easier to store that way. However, there are certain books that I have to have the physical book for. Like my homesteading books and cookbooks.

The books I like are all over the place as well. Right now I have been reading lots of Amish romance and fiction. It's the complete opposite of what I was reading the beginning of last year, Kim Harrison and Laurel K. Hamilton. Love all the books those two authors have written too. I have read a few non-fiction books, mostly about people I like or topics that interest me. Probably the only books I don't care for are science fiction. Fantasy is great, but I don't care for the science fiction. I love watching sci-fi movies/tv though. I am a total Trekkie.

What kind of books do you like to read? I am always open to new books.


  1. I love books too! They've always been a special, magical way for me to avoid interaction with other people. Who needs best friends? I have BOOKS! Haha.

    I'm doing my challenge on the non-fiction books on my shelf, this year. Last year my theme was my fiction books. :)

    <a href="“>N J Magas, author</a>

  2. I also love books! for the past several years I have joined the reading challenge at and often read more than one book a week. Unfortunately, I don't read quite as much since beginning to work full time, but I still try to get in a daily dose of scripture reading plus reading something for fun before bedtime. I usually choose some light hearted fiction for pleasure, but have been known to read history or whatever else strikes my fancy at the local library.

  3. You can never have enough books! The genres I choose depend on my mood. I seem to read about a dozen, or so in one genre before changing to a new one - it happens in phases. New follower here - stopping by from the "A to Z Challenge". I look forward to visiting again!



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