Well, I guess since I was also tagged that I should probably answer the questions too…
Number of books owned – lifetime – I have no idea. I haven’t had to throw away anything to make room for other that much I know, but as for how many, I’d have to guess at several hundred (possibly close to a thousand).
Last book I bought – Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein….ok, ok…don’t look at me that way. It was bought as a gift for Kyle’s birthday, but I can’t wait to read the sections on atomic energy and relativity. I like being a nerd.
Last book I read – Emma by Jane Austen. I got the Reader’s Collection of Jane Austen for my birthday back in January (six books total) and only had a chance to read one of the smaller books before I graduated. I was working on the other five this summer in between running around like a chicken with my head amputated and working on a quilt. Emma was the last one and I finished it just last night at 1:20am. I’m now reading The First Book of Swords by Fred Saberhagen (very light fiction read…I have two sets to read leisurely).
Five books that mean a lot to me – These are in no specific order but the each have a special place in my heart and have all shaped me in some way or another.
1. The Bible by God…holy, infallible inspiration and spirit breathed truth. I know this is a ‘duh’ book for my list, but about four years ago I received and accepted a challenge to read and reread and reread, etc. by my Sunday school teacher and it has done more than I ever imagined. I feel a lot more alive and assured of who I am in Christ.
2. Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard. This book was just fabulous as a teaching book to make visible a lot of the lessons that I personally have learned over the years.
3. The King’s Daughter: Becoming The Woman God Created You To Be by Diana Hagee. I absolutely love this book. It is so clear and distinct in it’s instruction that I recommend it to anyone (at least the girls) who asks me what would be a good book to read to answer specific questions about being a daughter of the King.
4. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. This was actually the first book of the parable sort that I read and have reread many times because it is always fresh to go back to.
5. Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack S. Deere. This book raised a lot of questions for me. I actually had to put it down while reading it and do a lot of research through my bible. This one instigated a major paradigm shift in my life.
Who to tag…who to tag? Hmm… Moma French, Ces, Grammy Dobbs, Kristin, Melissa, Almeda and Jeanna.