I just heard about the party over at Chicory Nits and I couldn't stand it - I had to crash that party!
I love books! In fact let me tell you a little story about how much one family loved books . . . .
Once upon a time there were three Sweet Bees living in a 1951 California cottage that came with a very tiny dining room. It was very difficult to have a decent sized table, a china cabinet, and walk around the table to enter their sunroom. This "dining room" measured 8' x 11'. Microscopic! The Sweet Bees needed a solution.
So one day, the Inspiration Fairy paid a visit to Worker Bee and Sweet Bee! She helped them realize that they could turn their sunroom (which they used as a garden/family room/game room) into their dining room. The Inspiration Fairy was PURE genius!
Then, another epiphany! Those busy Sweet Bees could turn the old dining room into a library. Worker Bee was especially enchanted by the Inspiration Fairy and he even came up with the idea for the card catalog/CD storage unit (this was in the days before iPods). Now wasn't he a clever boy?
So they all lived happily ever after in their slipcovered wing chair and they never, ever fought over who got to sit in the library chair!
Wasn't that a sweet story?
Well, now I'd like to share some sweet and inspirational books with you!
My favorite Louisa May Alcott story!
The book that turned me into a reader - way back in second grade!
My favorite children's author - Kate DiCamillo. This is my favorite of hers - it even makes my hard-hearted third graders shed a little tear.
The book series that inspired a renewed faith.
The book that helped me define what I love and what I want my home to look like.
I have ALL of Mary Engelbreit's books and ALL the issues of her magazine. (Can someone hand me a tissue as I think of this magazine's demise?)
Susan Branch never fails to inspire and this was my first book from her.
And here's my favorite recipe - so easy - and so magnificently delicious! (Did you hear that? Oh, that was my tummy! I better make this recipe again soon.)
And finally a new little bit of inspiration from my new friend Lynne! So many ideas - it makes me think I can actually sew! I will be sharing this with the Sewing Bee and the Fabulous Phyllis to help inspire them (to sew for me - oh dear - did I really type that out loud?)
Well please stop by and see what other books inspire so much in all of us.
Wasn't this a fun party? I hope I get invited back again soon.
Thank you for hosting this Carey! What a marvelous idea and what fun!
Don't forget to stop by and visit the other party-goers over at Chicory Nits.
And thank you for stopping by. Love to see you come by and I love your comments!