Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

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.


Anonymous said...

My Momma has zillions of books too!!
But she does not read anymorez, only gets the craft ones in hopez that the craft fairy will touch her with her magic wand!
Thank your Momma for the reference, books are like doctors they are better when they have been recommended :))


Parker said...

Mommy says that her favorite author(s) are -
Shakespeare and Salinger.
It's no wonder we are weird!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lot of books. Our mum has a lot of cookery books. Pity she doesn't open them more often!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh, our mom loves Dick Francis too. And Mom and the boy beans love J.K. Rowling. ~S,S & C

Anonymous said...

My mom loves to read and has alot of books too :)

Monty Q. Kat said...

Someone with more books than MomBean!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Seems like a lot of "cat people" are also readers too. We think its the contemplative nature that both possess that makes for a lot of books in the house. Currently Mom is reading Acedia & Me by Kathleen Norris and about 6 others at the same time. Her special passion is American Pioneer history. Yawn.

Daisy said...

That's a lot of cookbooks! My Mommie loves to read, too. I like it because reading time is good lap-time!

Niko and Cloud said...

Our beans love books too. They have a lot of cookbooks. Daddybean likes making bread, and Mommabean cooks vegetabletarian food. Also, even though she doesn't have much of a "sweet toof", she likes to make deserts too.

Anonymous said...

Mom said that last time she moved house there were 10 packing cases of her books - and dad moaned a lot about how heavy they were! And - she bought even more since ...