Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 12 of 30 day BC - Something I Love

Day 12 - Post a picture of something you love.

Let me point out it states "something" not someone... so that said here's my picture...
My Books

Yes we have talked about my love for my Kindle. And it's true, but my true love is actual books. Me walking into a discount bookstore with some money in my pocket is like a kid in a candy store. I go thru phases with what kind of books I like, but I try to read a bit of everything. 

I love having a pile of books just waiting for me to get to, biography, true crime, historical, fiction, mystery, chick lit. Right now I am reading...
It's a contemporary mystery/romance/vampire/chick lit. Funny, creepy and fun. A newer author who self publishes (YAY HER!) and she's got a great voice.

Waiting on my shelf for me to read is this one...
Bob Newhart's autobiography. I just love him, always have and I can't wait to see how his dry humor translates into book form.

One of my all time favorite books that I have actually read 3 times and am ready to read again is...

Crusie is one of those authors I try to read all the time. I actually just bought a four pack of her older books that I hadn't read yet, for my kindle. This book... if you haven't read it, please do. You are in the book, laughing, eating, drinking, loving, right along with each one of her characters.

A book I couldn't wait to read that I think I devoured in 2 days once I got it was ...
A true story about the infamous Vidocq Society - from Wikipedia -The Vidocq Society is a members-only crime-solving club that meets on the third Thursday of every month in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.
The Vidocq Society is named for Eugène François Vidocq, the ground-breaking nineteenth century French detective who helped police by using the psychology of the criminal to solve "cold casehomicides. Vidocq was a former criminal himself, and used his knowledge of the criminal mind to look at murder from the psychological perspective of the perpetrator. At meetings, Vidocq Society Members (VSMs) listen to local law enforcement officials from around the world who bring in cold cases for review.
VSMs are forensic professionals; current and former FBI profilers, homicide investigators, scientists, psychologists, prosecutors and coroners who use their experience to provide justice for investigations that have gone cold. Members are selected by committee invitation only, pay a $100 annual fee, and commit to attend at least one meeting per year.
If you are a true crime buff, like CSI or Court TV shows (TRUTV now) this book will be something you will love. For me, who in a different life would be a forensic psychologist, it was like a bible of sorts. Amazing!

A book i wait for every year is Janet Evanovich's next installment of her Stephanie Plum Series. Next up is Number 17...
And yes, I have read all 16 that came before this one. And i will be first in line when book one becomes the movie and is released on July 8th this year. Do you read Janet? I wasn't thrilled with who they picked for all the cast but am now on board... 
here's Connie, Stephanie and Lulu

And one of my favorite actors - Jason O'Mara is playing Joe Morelli -

And what would a summer vacation at the beach be without a James Patterson book to read...

So welcome to my world of books. My true loves...


  1. I love love love jennifer much fun to read. I will have to check out a couple of your other suggestions. I too love discount/2nd hand book stores and searching through for great new authors! I could spend hours and hours in there.

  2. Happiness is... A gift card from any bookstore. My family swears I could open my own library.

  3. HAHA Me too Ruth. Any time one of my friends comes over I tell them to go check out the bookshelf.The one I posted the pic of has 2 moreshelves, plus a stack on the floor and another little bookshelf that I have.

    Jewels - Isn't she awesome! When I head to the beach I go to Atlantic Books down on the ave or across rt 1 by the outlets. They have a discount book store in Downingtown too - right by chuckie cheese and the Christmas tree shop if you are ever in that area

  4. I am SOOO with you on the James Patterson. Love! <3

  5. Hi Haven - welcome and thanks for reading! I know it's silly but I will save his beachy titled books for summer when I am on vacation. Love them. BTW I read your blog too. it's wonderful.