Hey there gang, let me put a fresh pot on!
You know, there is nothing I like discussing more than books.
Okay, hot Swedish goalies are up there.
Fine. Comic book heroes can be included as well.
Okay! And sexy zombie hunters too! Sheesh!
Aside from those things, I do love to chat about books. A couple weeks ago I said I`d share my keeper bookshelf. These are the books that never get traded in at my beloved Indie bookstore. These books are loaned out, but only to people who I know will return them in the condition they left in, and who are willing to sign over their first-born as collateral in case of book damage.
As you can see I don`t have a huge wall of books. Not that I wouldn`t love to, but living in a single-wide trailer, space is at a premium. Mister built me these shelves and I just adore them! Down below the books are the table-toppers for my own books. Pretty snazzy, huh?
So, let`s see what we have. We`ll start with the YA section, and see if there are any surprises.
Nope, nary a shock in the bunch! My Greek god guru and idol Rick Riordan`s books are here, never to be given away, as well as the Hunger Games. I just adore Percy Jackson! I know that you all are quite aware of my love for all things Greek by now. Of course The Hunger Games are also staying right there on the shelf. That trilogy was one of the most powerful set of YA books I had ever read.
Okay, so moving from YA we step into the good stuff. Oh yeah, the grown-up, spicy hot section. *winks naughtily*
Yep, those there are my oft-read and many times drooled upon Black Dagger Brotherhood books. Over the years I have read many a paranormal romance, but no one does Para-Rom like The Warden. What`s that? There are two copies of Lover Unleashed? Well, yes there is. One is the reading copy; the other is personalized by the great one, J. R. Ward, herself. The personalized one is never to be read. It is only to be taken down on high holy days, opened carefully, and then placed back after a loving glance at the autograph.
Once we move past the Brothers (pauses to blow kisses at Vishous) we find my favorite historical romances of all time, the Outlander series. You will note that three of the books aren`t on the shelf. One is being read by a trusted friend, the other is sitting on a pile to be given to that trusted friend, and the last book in the series is waiting in my TBR pile. I have vowed to read An Echo in the Bone before the newest book in the series comes out next spring. I can almost smell the heather and the warm scent of Jamie Fraser as I think about stepping back into history and moving through the stones.
So, those are my special books. What are the books that you own that you hang onto passionately?