One of the first things you notice if you were to come visit is that Mom has a lot of books.
A LOT of books. This bookcase in the dining room is filled with cookbooks. Only cookbooks.
Mom has big bookcases filled with books in every room in the house. There are Art Books, Quilting Books, Sewing Books, How-to Books, Reference Books, Travel Books, and of course, Novels.
Mom says she will read virtually anything that is well written. She isn't a big fan of a lot of "popular" writers, and she reads a lot of different stuff, including writers from Mexico, Latin America, Australia, China and India. There are some writers she likes so much she will buy and read anything they write. So Mom has several books by each of the following authors.
13 of Mom's favorite writers (in no particular order).
1. Jane Austen (well, Okay. Mom says she deserves to be at #1.)
2. Dorothy L. Sayers
3. Barbara Pym
4. Laura Lippman
5. Alice Hoffman
6. Arthur Upfield
7. Alexander McCall Smith
8. Tony Hillerman
9. Clyde Edgerton
10. Dick Francis
11. Anthony Bourdain (yes, him! He's a fabulous writer)
12. Jeanne Ray
13. J.K. Rowling (duh)
You should check out the new pictures of cats and their Gizzy Quilts over at the Bizzy for Gizzy blog. There are four new quilts.