Well that damn Sybil and Karen and the Smart Bitches all tagged me for this meme. I figure getting tagged three times means I can’t ignore it. That’s okay, this was kind of interesting and thought provoking.

Total number of books I own: I know there are actually people out there who know the exact number of books they own but I’m not one of them. I have three tall bookshelves with five shelves each. Each bookshelf holds 4 rows of books (they are double stacked). I also have a bookshelf for the baby’s room which is mostly full. And then I have about 4 boxes of books. You can guess some random number.

Last book I bought: After Sundown: Redemption by Eden Robins from Cerridwen Press

Last book(s) I read: Broken Wings by Lora Leigh from Cerridwen Press and NuWorld by Lorie O’Clare from Cerridwen Press (anyone sensing a trend here?) I also read Sunshine by Robin McKinley when I was at my parents last weekend.

Five books that mean a lot to me:
Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman– it’s a non-fiction book that I first read about 10 years ago. My mom died when I was 17 and I read it two years after that. It helped me realize that my ongoing grieving was perfectly normal- and always would be perfectly normal. I often recommend this book to women who have lost their mothers.

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards– it’s the first fantasy novel I remember reading as a child that I wanted to keep forever. I read it in hardcover and I remember the book was a beautiful red with gold writing. Unfortunately, it belonged to my aunt and it wasn’t until 20 years later that I got to own my own copy.

Clive Cussler– okay, he’s not a book but an author- he writes the Dirk Pitt books. It might seem weird that I chose these books but I started reading them as a way to have a way to connect with my dad as a teenager. It aided us in having conversations with each other we might not have otherwise had.

Naked In Death by J.D. Robb– it’s the first in the In Death series and I’d totally choose this book as one of five I’d like to have on a deserted island. It’s a comfort read for me.

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous– I read this book as a teenager and I tell ya, it scared the piss out of me. Now, it didn’t stop me from experimenting, but I always had visions of this book in my head. It had an impact. I’d be interested to know who wrote it.

I know as soon as I post this, I’m going to think of a bunch of other books that had an impact on me and will be whining to myself about forgetting.

Tag 5 people to do this: I tried to pick five people that haven’t been tagged yet.

E.D’Trix (The Red Pen)

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