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Listmania: Books

April 7, 2013

I am so late with this week’s Listmania, I have had a few health issues and haven’t been able to sit at the computer except to send a few urgent emails. I really wanted to do this Listmania though as it’s about one of my favourite things – books!

I would love a bookshelf wall but alas I don’t so I thought I’d share the places where our books are at the moment.

Book Shelf EntryBookshelf in the entry way

Book Shelf LoungeBook Shelf in the Lounge Room

Book Shelf Oldest SonOldest son’s book shelf – as you can see, not that many, he recently had a clean out and gave all his ‘kiddy’ books to his younger brother. Lots of potential for growth here though.

Book Shelf StudyBook Shelf in the Study

Book Shelf Youngest SonYoungest Son’s Book Shelf

Library StackOldest son’s current library stack – we all love the library, it’s one of our favourite places to go.

Recipe Books1/10 of my recipe books – the others are too disorganised to share

To read stackI am in a bit of a chick lit phase at the moment, although I love many genres, this is my current to read stack although I have now read 2 of these book and am on my 3rd already

Reading Youngest

This is my youngest’s books he reads at night before bed. Every single night he gets read too and it’s always 3 books. Two of them are changed on a weekly basis from the library and the other one, ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ is the constant, his very favourite book and must be read last.

iPad Screen

I also have books electronically through a kindle app on my iPad, computer and smart phone and they all sync so you can pick up where you left off from your phone on your iPad. So clever and it means I am never without something to read.

Kindle Screen

Some of the ebooks I have.

As you can see we have plenty of books and whenever we go to the doctors or somewhere we have to wait a long time, I take books for me and the boys. Whipping out the phone or iPod is easy but books are more fun I think and just as easy.

And now for my favourite:

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice. I have read this many many times and the book is way better than any of the movies although the BBC Production is a good production.

and my sentimental favourite is:

Little Womenas this was my grandmothers when she was a little girl, I am very lucky to own a few of her childhood books. I am not sure what year this is but another book had 1929 written in it. I have another copy of Little Women that I used to read from as this one is too precious plus it’s at the stage where the pages are starting to fall out.

And that’s it from me, for now about books but I really could talk about them forever!

Linking up with Listmania.


Do you love books? If so I would love it if you shared your favourite!

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  1. April 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    never late – any time in the week is fine and i am always reading

    hope you are feeling better hon xx

    love all your book spaces – we want a wall of books as well – hubby is hoping to build some half height ones into one wall in our house and then i can display things on top as well. my ultimate dream is to convert a bedroom into a home library with those floor to ceiling bookcases and a moving ladder – sigh (fantasy)

  2. Bec
    April 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I love the photos of all your books…looks a bit like my house (although half of my kids are on the floor next to their bed). Speaking of books my 6 year old just came out saying he has finished his book but wants to read more!

    I must admit I haven’t read Pride and Prejudice. I have it on my kindle but haven’t got to it yet.

  3. Mary Preston
    April 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I think we have book cases in practically every room & talked about buying a new one just the other day. I grew up in a family that reads & love that my children have caught the reading bug too.

  4. Stacey B.
    April 28, 2013 at 10:39 am

    From this post and all of your book pictures it seems you devour books like I do so I thought I would recommend a fantastic love story that I just read (and perhaps you can add it to your next list!). Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book of all time too! *excellent choice*

    The book is called Shanghai Love, by author Layne Wong (http://laynewong.com/). It is an unlikely love story between a Chinese herbalist and a Jewish refugee looking for safety from Nazi Germany. The herbalist, Peilin, was betrothed to a man who was killed before their wedding but tradition and honor forced the marriage along anyways. She is sent to Shanghai to manage his family’s herbal shop. Shanghai is also Henri’s destination as he has graduated from medical school as Hitler is rising to power. He flees to Shanghai where he’s befriended by Ping, Peilin’s brother. Through her kindness, Henri becomes fascinated with Chinese herbs as well as the exotic culture surrounding him. New surprises emerge throughout the story – it’s an enthralling page-turner! I hope you will give it a read!

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