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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Books


I love books!  I have often judged places we’ve called home by the public libraries.  Columbus, OH may still be my favorite.  I loved getting my new books for college each semester – paying for them not so much.

A bargain shelf at a bookshelf or even in a discount or grocery store is often a temptation too great for me to resist.  If you give me free books – I will love you dearly for a very looong time.

I enjoy reading nonfiction as well as some fiction.  I’m really picky about my fiction, though.  I’ve admitted to never reading some of the classics and there are others I absolutely can’t stand.  You might think less of me if I name those, so I’ll just keep that to myself for now.  I might be thrown out of the blogging world if that information is leaked.


My all-time go to book, however, is the BIBLE.  Shocking, I know.  Why wouldn’t it be?  It has everything in it that I could ever need to get me through this life – even if I just want a good thrilling tale at times (Do you know the one about Paul and the shipwreck?!?)

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. 
Psalm 119:11 (NIV)

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing those from whom you learned, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:14-17


14 comments:

  1. Now you are speaking my language!!! :) And I will always love you- even if you haven't read the most important books. Hee, hee! Happy "B" Day!

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    1. Oh, yes friend! You should make a reading list for me. :)

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  2. I love giving children books rather than toys - I think it engages them so much better. A good library is without a doubt a must.

    *~ MAJK ~*

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    1. If I had a dollar for every book I've read to my now 4yo, I would have a much better blog design for one thing and an immaculately kept house from my staff. :) Thank you so much for visiting with me today.

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  3. I also love books! I read a lot when I grew up, and now have periods with it. The smell of new books... aw! :D I don't read much these days but now when I've finally finished building my websites I've started to read a bit again. I have no interest in reading the classics either btw..

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    1. Oh, I didn't even mention the smell! I wax and wane with the reading, too. Different seasons afford us different opportunities.

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  4. I am a book lover too! I wish I'd thought of that for my B word, but maybe I'll sneak in a book post some other way. ;)

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  5. yes oh yes!! you have my heart with this one!!!!!

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  6. I think that there are a number of classics that really are questionable. One of my theories is that no one has actually read all of Joyce's Ulysses from cover to cover. They may have read it in pieces or over a long period of time, but it's not something you toss in your beach bag. Great post.

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  7. HI Amy,

    I read your FMF post and this post...Love books and the Bible like you :) Happy Tuesday :)

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  8. Oh that is so me. Staying quiet about the books I'm not a big fan of so I don't get in trouble. LOL :D

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