Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Still too short...

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
-- John Burroughs--

I am a reader. One of my favorite parts of being home-schooled was the plethora of books I got to read each year. On top of the required reading, I read for pleasure. I used to read one book per week. I couldn't wait to graduate so that I could spend all my time reading. You get the picture.

Well this reader has been taking a breather for some time now. I've been working. So while I haven't been fulfilling my dream of reading all the time I have been acquiring books like nobody's business (which I wasn't able to do when I was in school and jobless). Imagine the library I will have one day when I finally purchase some more book cases (and a house to put them in)!

This week I am getting back into gear, I am finishing all the books that I have started (whether recently or years ago) and once that is done I might just put myself back onto a one-book-per-week schedule. :)

1. Recent photo-shoot with Jessica | 2. A few of my books before I acquired a second bookcase | 3. Snuggled up on the couch on a rainy day | 4. At Phoenix Park | 5. The stack of books I bought from the Library book sale this week | 6. Picking up where I left off about three years ago... | 7. Health, life and recipes -- expanding my reading horizons | 8. The view from our hammock, a lovely place to read

My favorite resources for acquiring books are as follows:
- Being given books by family and friends (I have received some real gems from my G'pa, a Great Aunt and one of my Mom's co-workers!)
- Library book sales (where the most expensive book is $1!)
- ThirftBooks.com ($3.95 on average for a book and free shipping anywhere in the US!)
- Amazon.com (always cheaper than the local book store and the added bonus of a package in the mail!)
- Thrift store in England and Shakespeare & Co. in Paris (once in a lifetime opportunities!)

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