Some women collect shoes. Some collect purses. Me? I collect books. I love to read, and always have several books on my bedside table. I have always been a reader. I read books like some people ride bikes, or play golf. It is just what I do. I mainly read autobiographies, true crime novels, and some select fiction.
I purchase many books on Amazon, and I usually pass them on to friends and family. I do, however, keep a few books as part of my collection. I cannot give them away. The characters in them are like friends to me. They have been with me through college, and work, and the births of my children. They keep me awake during warm summer nights, and cozy during the long, cold days of winter.
And so, as I begin packing my most important treasures to take into the next chapter of my life, I carefully place each of my books into the box and say goodbye. For now. Soon I will open that box and place them back on the shelves, right where they belong.
I always have a stack of books waiting to be read on my bedside table.
Some of my favorite paperbacks...
Ann Rule true crime and Wendi Corsi Staub mysteries...
My very favorite series ever...James Patterson's Alex Cross series.
Alex Cross is a detective in Washington DC, and works some of the most difficult cases ever.
I began reading these way back when I was first married.
On a lighter note, I love Leslie Meier's Lucy Stone books.
Each one follows Lucy, a wife and mother in Maine, as she tries to solve holiday mysteries in her hometown.
And then I have a few random favorites I have read and reread through the years.
What about you, my friends?
Are you an avid reader?
What are some of your favorites?
I'd love to know.
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