Book Imagine10:14 PM
I started this post a couple days ago and have been working on it little by little, so it's gonna be a mix of thoughts from at least two different days. Hope it's not confusing :) On a COMPLETELY different note, the weather is so gorgeous today! It's sunny, but there's a cool breeze. And *sigh*, it's days like these that make me want to hug the universe. Sorry, weird I know. Lol.
First of all, I just counted how many books(fiction) I have in my bookcase right now-- 125. And that's not even counting extras that I don't really like or don't want to read for a while. I think I'm well I'm my way to the home "library" I've always wanted, huh. ;)
UPDATE: I NOW HAVE 131 BOOKS DUE TO A RECENT BOOK STORE VISIT ;) WHAT CAN I SAY? THEY CALL TO ME. AND THEY'RE CHEAP. THERE'S THAT TOO.
Looking at the rows of books in my bookcase, I thought, "How the heck would I decide which ones to bring if I had to live overseas for a year or so?" (it's a legitimate question for me because my mom has family overseas) And let me tell you, international flights don't exactly accommodate heavy packers. You're allowed one piece of luggage, one carry-on, and a personal item(a purse, small backpack,...an umbrella. yes, that example was on a website). Soooo...you can imagine that you probably wouldn't be able to take all your favorite books.
My question/imagine for you (and myself) is this: If you had to live overseas (and just for fun, imagine that the first language there is not English) for a year or two, what 15 books (I tried to do ten, but I just couldn't) would you absolutely take with you?
Here are mine:
|First book in the Heist Society series. Love the team!|
|I don't know why, but I don't really like all the "Anne" books. My favorites, though, are the first one and this one.|
|One of the reasons I love this book is because it has a unique view point (a Chinese girl coming to America to study in college in the "olden days" when that was very rare) and because my mom is Chinese.|
|The Fifth of March by Ann Rinaldi. I like it pretty well. Probably because I have a weakness for historical fiction. Also, this book centers around the Boston Massacre for those of you interested.|
|Shadow of His Hand by Wendy Lawton. This is an amazing story about a young girl in Germany during Hitler's reign. She has absolute faith in God and his ability to guide her and provide for her. It's a real eye-opener.|
|Refer to the explanation above.|
|Can you tell I like this series? I wouldn't want it to be too obvious or anything.|
|The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding (she's british by the way). It targets a somewhat younger audience than what I usually read (around 13 yrs.), but the main character is spunky and she has loads of out-of-this-world adventures.|