Books...A few of my favorite things...
I have a good book collection, but would like to have more. Buying books is something I would do freely if we had lots of expendable income. I feel guilty buying kitchen gadgets and decorating stuff, but books I never feel guilty about acquiring. I read a wide variety of books, from children's books to adult books to non-fiction (although I don't read enough non-fiction). I love the smell of a bookstore or the library, and love wandering around the library and finding new authors to read.
If you've never read this book, give it a chance. It may be for younger readers, but it will still speak to you, I promise. I love this book so much, I even used it in a staff devotion at work. Trust me, it's worth the few hours it will take to read it.
King is, maybe surprisingly for some, one of my favorite authors. His books can be scary, and there are some I just don't like, but more often than not, King creates a world that is so complete that even his scariest books seem plausible, within their created world. ("Bag of Bones" is still the scariest book I've ever read and the only book that has ever made me jump while reading it.) Some of King's best work are stories that deal with humanity and how we live, love, and hurt each other on this world. "On Writing" is probably the most honest book ever written about how one person became an author. Sure, there are some great basic guides for writing and editing contained, but the heart of the book is King's personal story. I love this book, and every time I read it, I am re-energized to follow my passion again.
Both of these books have a permanent place on my nightstand, along with my Bible and journal. They are never far from my reach, just in case I want to read them again.
What books are your favorites?