Thursday, 22 January 2009

My love of books

I haven't written my favourite books on my profile because there are so many.

I really love books, i have started to get them from the library more now, otherwise they will take over the house!! Some are too lovely though that i want them to keep, so i ask for them at birthdays or christmas and i get some from charity shops, especially novels which i don't find many i can 'get into'. I prefer fact/information books, and cookery books.

The book below is one i haven't started yet but the cover entised me as i love Paris, i found it in a charity shop.

This book is one i bought my husband as he loves toasties, we are using it more now since we bought our George Forman grill.

These are 2 of my best cookery books, i use them alot and they look so lovely.

I loved Bramley Hedge as a child. This one was given to my eldest son by my mum, she got it at a book signing by the author.

Below are some of my favourite books to read the boys, most have been bought second hand. I love we're going on a bear hunt, i really get into that one with actions and voices!

As you know i am a Humphrey's corner fan, the stories and pictures are lovely, we have them all!! This is my youngests favourite.

My eldest loves trains and always has done, so we have lots of stories about them. I love the detail in these pictures.

This is a darling little story, another charity shop find.

I loved Milly Molly Mandy, i remember listening to the stories on tape in the car on long journeys. I bought these last year, i hope the boys will like to hear them.

These stories and the original are just wonderful!

Some of my books now: I love A girl for all seasons, and Forever Lisel.

Some of the ones i'm reading at the moment:Little book of calm, The wonderful weekend book, What would Audrey do?, Confessions of a demented housewife, and Trinny and Susannah the survival guide. Emily Barr Cuban heels is one of my best loved novels as is Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro. I love the pretty mauve flowery cover of House rules by Clare Coulson.

A book i got for christmas was The christmas book by Sheherazade Goldsmith, it has lots of wonderful makes. Kiddiwalks in Essex is great. Happy Housewives by Darla Shine is an uplifting guide about housework and being a parent and wife. The investment books are my husbands, please ignore them!

Also great are Audrey Hepburn an elegant spirit, and How to be lovely the Audrey Hepburn way of life.....I am such a fan.

Let me know your much loved books x

1 comment:

Shabby Chick said...


You've got some good ones there! I love books too. I have the Milly Molly Mand's from when I was little and I was a big Brambly Hedge fan as well, those books are so gently and sweet.

One of my favourite comfort reads is Little Women and I love all the Agatha Christies. So hard to choose favourites but I like Sophie Kinsella and Ian Rankin (the Rebus series), all sorts really! Oh and I mustn't forget the homes books that I have to drool over :D

Mel xxx