Monday, June 6, 2011

Between by Cyndi Tefft - Bookshelf

Shelf One

• All seven Harry Potter Books (I <3 you, J.K.!)
• A Maeve Binchy book that my friend Lisa gave me. It’s not a great book, honestly, but since Lisa passed away, I’ve decided to keep it anyway.
• Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
• How I Learned to Cook by Kimberly Witherspoon and Peter Meehan. This is my hubby’s book. He is a master chef (IMO) whereas I can hardly operate the microwave.
• 23 Minutes in Hell by Bill Wiese. Freaky, mind-bending book!
• Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. I saw him speak at a conference and got a signed copy of his book. He was fantastic.
• Travel books. My husband and I went to Scotland last year and are planning a trip to England next year. Oooh, I love those accents. I can’t wait!
• French dictionaries. I studied French for 5 years in school, but when I finally got the chance to go to France, it had been so long that I didn’t remember much of it. My mind is like a sieve!
• Some photo albums
• Normally, the four Twilight books would have a place on my shelf, but I loaned them to a friend.

Shelf Two

• All seven books from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It’s because of Diana (and Jamie Fraser) that I love Scotland so much!
• Between (you know I had to put my own book next to Diana’s- LOL)
• Books written by family (one by my great aunt and one by my dad)
• Books written by friends (L. Anne Carrington and Jessica DeGarmo)
• Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I <3 this book so hard, so if you haven’t read it, do it now!
• Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. I haven’t read this yet (received it as a gift) but I’ve heard great things about it.
• The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. If you’re a fan of historical fiction and haven’t read this one, go get it. It’s fabulous.
• Marked by Elisabeth Naughton. I won this on Twitter!
• A whole bunch of romance novels I have yet to read. I picked them up when the local bookstore was having a sale.
• Behind the books on this shelf: Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris and the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

Shelf Three

• Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents
• A bunch of Bibles in different versions
• The Shack by William P. Young
• A couple devotionals
• The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund. I met Jody through Twitter and began following her blog. She follows mine as well, which I think is awesome!
• The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
• Writing instruction books, including Stephen King’s On Writing. I highly recommend that book!
• Memoirs of a Highland Lady by Elizabeth Grant. I picked this up at a book sale while in Scotland. The insight into early 19th century Scottish life is intriguing. I may just poach some characters from her life for my next book. Ha!
• The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
• Condoleeza Rice’s memoir. It’s a signed copy I was delighted to receive after seeing her speak at a luncheon. She was inspiring!
• Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth
• A couple silly books about the origin of things. My hubby was a history major so that sort of thing is right up his alley.

Shelf Four

This shelf is a mishmash of Employee Benefits textbooks (my day job) and Calvin & Hobbes comics. There are also a couple of historical and biblical books on this shelf as well. It’s mostly the “too big and/or tall to fit anywhere else” shelf.

The very bottom shelf (not pictured because it was too boring) is full of photo albums. I rarely print photos anymore, so these albums are from years ago. I learned something about myself while perusing the bookshelf: I usually only keep non-fiction and books that have a special meaning to me. Otherwise, I churn through a book and move on to the next one pretty quickly!

Thanks for having me on the blog. This was fun!

1 comment:

  1. I envy you for your very organized bookshelf. I have too many books too but I choose to keep them at the storage company in Perth because I can no longer keep them at home. But it always makes me feel like I wanna get all of my books again every time I see a well-organized bookshelf.



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