Book Meme Part II

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.

4 thoughts on “Book Meme Part II”

  1. Momma French actually replied to the other tag but thought I’d add a new catagory

    5 favorite children’s series or authors [take it how you wish]

    Chronicles of Narnia — CS Lewis. Catch the first of the series in a theatre near you this December. Personal favaorite is a toss up between Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair — I can’t decide who I love most Reepicheep or Puddleglum.

    Little House books — Laura Ingalls Wilder. I never heard of these books before the age of 18 when the TV show came out and I think I appreciated them more then than I would have as a child. Never cared much for the TV show — of course I have issues with TV anyway–especially TV that refuses to allow history to be history and tries to rewrite it to fit their ideas of political correctness. My favorite is probably Little Town on the Prarie.

    Any and all books by Thornton Burgess — These are the books that actually shaped my childhood. The adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirell is my favorite but Jerry Muskrat at Home runs a close second.

    Any and all books by Noel Streatfield. Start with Ballet Shoes and work your way through — delightful. Although the adventures of the Bell Family in the Books Family Shoes and New Shoes are competing for first place.

    Any and all books by Louisa May Alcott — I think I read Little Women in grade school but read it again around the age of 18 and fell in love for life. Little Women is the best but the others are quite good also. I had the exact same issue with the Wynona Ryder movie version that I had with the Little House TV series — rewriting the story to take away one of it’s most important morals: that authors “have no right to put poison in the sugarplum and let the small ones eat it”. It was a wonderfully made movie but that little bit of twisting so irritated me, I have trouble watching it to this day. Needless to say Jo’s re-reading of her manuscripts and her awareness that she would be ashamed for her family to know what she was writing was left out of the movie; as was her realization that the professor had been right and her subsequent repentance. Instead an incredibly young professor Baer apologizes for interferring and supports her along her chosen path. 😛

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