My Mother’s Bookshelves (aka My Own Personal Library)
These pictures are taken from my Mom’s most recent house, but these books have been moved several times since I was young, and will probably be moved again. Every time they are moved, there are more of them.
I have been reading books from my Mom’s bookshelves since I was in Junior High. I’m sure there were some books then that I should not have been reading yet, but I did anyway. I still borrow from these shelves today. I love browsing through them, looking at the spines, reading the covers over and over. It’s so hard to choose just a few, and because her library is always expanding, it never gets any easier, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Some of the first books I ever read from these shelves include: James Herriot’s books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon, Clan of the Cave Bear series by Jean M. Auel, Misery by Stephen King, and A Love Story by Erich Segal.
In High School, the most memorable books I read were: The Eight by Katherine Neville, The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett, Roots by Alexander Haley, The Colour Purple by Alice Walker, Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg, Time and Again by Jack Finney, Congo by Michael Crichton, and Christy by Catherine Marshall.
I have continued to borrow from My Own Personal Library over the years, and hope to for years to come. There are no due dates or late fees, and I get to visit my parents and My Library in the same building and at the same time. There is also a children’s section!
I was at My Library just this weekend, and these are my most recent finds (hopefully I will get to them soon):
What are the most memorable books you read in High School? What books did you find to read that belonged to your parents? My favourites at the time were The Eight, Roots, and Christy? Who remembers these books?