Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Readers Start at Home

I love absolutely LOVE books! The look, the feel, the promise of a great story or enriching lesson. Whatever I am currently reading is always in my purse so whenever I have a free moment, I can read.

 

At home, our bookcase--filled with beloved favorites--is one constant of our decor. It has become a tradition to rearrange them every year on either Memorial Day or Labor Day. The last time I rearranged my books I sorted them by color, and I like the rainbow effect.

On our shelves... (and sorted by genre)
Memoir:
The Happiness Project and Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin 
The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison

Non-Fiction:
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
168 Hours:  You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam
What the Happiest People Know About Getting & Spending by Laura Vanderkam 
The Reluctant Entertainer by Sandy Coughlin
 
Fiction:
Everything by Jane Austen
The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer
The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Lighter Reading:
The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal

Our bookcase this past holiday season.
In December, we moved the bookcase to the entryway in order to accommodate the Christmas tree. I was hesitant about putting it there, but really love how it looks!

Watching my children learn to love reading makes my heart sing!

Griffin's bookcase.
Bela's bookcase.
The only thing I don't love about books is not having enough time to read. Creating a great reading nook for myself will have to go on my "to do" list.  :)

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