Sunday, March 20, 2016


 I had a stack of books under the tv table in our bedroom since ... oh for like 6 months now since we moved to this house.  FINALLY a few weeks ago I got them moved to my headboard.  I have never really had anything on my headboard except a photo or two.  We don't have a bookcase in our room, and I got rid of a bunch of old books when we moved, so I thought it would be perfect for the books that I do have left.  
I also thought this might be a perfect way for me to actually start reading again.  I love to read but I never find the time - well I never make the time.  But I am hoping even if I read just a few minutes each night before bed at least I would be getting some reading time in, which is better than nothing, right.  

I grouped my books for the shelves.  The top shelf has all my Christian books, devotional books, my bible etc.  

The bottom shelf has just reading books.  

I don't even know where I got all these books but some I have had for a very long time. 

 I was trying to decide which book to read first and then I remembered I had one other book in my nightstand drawer.  It is one that I have had for a long time too.  It is 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber. I loved the entire Cedar Cover books and this is the last in the series.  Which I also love the Hallmark TV Series based on the books too! (Which I just read is cancelled so no season 4 - I am so sad!)

1225 CHRISTMAS TREE LANE -- The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But...someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she's determined to place in good homes. That's complication no. 1. And no. 2 is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth's long-divorced husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas. The girls have visions of a mom-and-dad reunion dancing in their heads. As always in life-and in Cedar Cove-there are surprises, too. More than one family's going to have a puppy under the tree. More than one scheme will go awry. And more than one romance will have a happy ending! CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE -- change partners: Jo Marie first met Andrew, her dream man, in the crush of a Mardi Gras parade. But by Christmas, he was introduced to her as someone else's fiance. Yet Jo Marie noticed that Andrew and his intended didn't always act like a loving couple. In fact, in the whirl of Christmas parties and festivities they constantly seemed to be changing partners. During one dance Jo Marie even found herself in Andrew's arms, sharing a tender moment. Had she gone crazy? In the harsh light of reality, her dream man was going to marry another woman. Or was he? The confusion had to end--it was a lonely game that just wasn't in the spirit of the Christmas season!

I am also kind of excited to read the Julie & Julia book.  I saw the movie, which is when my mom gave me the book also but I just haven't read the book yet.  

Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell reclaims her life by cooking every single recipe in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the span of one year. It's a hysterical, inconceivable redemptive journey - life rediscovered through aspics, calves' brains and crème brûlée

The rest I will just have to see what sounds good at the time. I need to get through these two first and then figure out the next.  

Do you have a reading list?  What is on your reading list?  It may take me forever to get through all my books but getting started is the key.  


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