More than Five Books….

I’ve been tagged by Army of Mom for a book meme.

1) Total number of books I own:  Who can say?  There are thousands of books in this house, and ownership overlaps.  People who come to visit are always impressed/overwhelmed by so many books. 
Shelves Full.  Stacks on the floor.  Beside the lamp, on top of the TV, under the desk. 
We are supposed to be getting ready for a rummage sale.  There will be many books going out.  Hope springs eternal.

2)  Last book I bought:  It’s been ordered from E-bay, at the Buy it Now! price of $3.50.  An older hardback of The Carpenter’s Lady by Barbara Delinsky, who is one of my favorite romance authors. 
It is my comfy goal for the end of Summer Session classes. 
I like to sit and read a book in a day after I have accomplished something worthwhile.

3)  Last book I read: To read all the way through was for last Fall semester Children’s Literature class, I think.  No wait, mid-winter, borrowed from the library.  The Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky.  Otherwise, I read two newspapers, and several weblogs every day, and whatever assignments for my HCC classes.  Research for a Speech takes lots of time, not so fun.

4)  Five books that mean alot to me:
  A)  In Every Tiny Grain of Sand, a child’s book of prayers and praise collected by Reeve Lindbergh.  The pictures by different artists, the mixture of reading material.  Good for so many occasions.  And I’ve given away at least a dozen as gifts.

B)  Motherhood, the Second Oldest Profession by Erma Bombeck. 

C)  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  I own an old copy in hardback and Excellent Condition.  The first time I read this book was assigned reading in 8th grade.  My mom got on a committee to have it banned from the Reading List, and I, in adolescent protest, told her she was full of s**t. 
My dad read it over a 24 hours span (he worked shifts at the mill), just to see what all the fuss was about.
  When he finished, he told mom to get off the committee, that was some really good reading, and school Should make everybody learn all about it. 
One of the best times I remember when Dad pulled his ‘head of household’ Bible clout. 

D)  The Golden Hawk by Frank Yerby.  Caribbean sailing ships, pirates, gold mines, bawdy women and bastard sons.  I was probably too young to be reading it, but my 7th grader’s heart was truly smitten.  Then I read Speak Now (also by Yerby) about an inter-racial marriage, and my interest was hooked and reeled in willingly.  I read everything by him, and own many, even in hardback.

E) I cannot chose a last book.  Anything by Robert Heinlein, Patricia MacLachlan, Jude Devereaux, Kathleen Woodiweiss, Zane Grey, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Janette Oke.

I am supposed to tag Five people to talk about their books.  However, I see there are some I might have chosen who have already written about this.

So here is mine, and you can do as you please.
~~love and Huggs, Diane

June 30, 2005
Update: Husband wrote one, over at Decrepit Old Fool

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