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Welcome to my Bookshelf

I’ve been a voracious reader my entire life. I read anything and everything I got my hands on. Science fiction, realistic fiction, biographies, historical fiction, fantasy, classic literature, religious essays … I love reading and I love books. These are two reasons why I became an English teacher and why I became a writer.

Today I’m going to share with you some of the books I have. I’ve read many more than these, but here are some. To stay up to date with that I’m reading right now or see get other book recommendations, follow me on Goodreads! Oh, and my YouTube video that will come out tomorrow will be about  my absolute favorite ones from this list. Some of these books I acquired from family or friends, and some I bought for school. But if it made it to my bookshelf, it means that I didn’t want to get rid of it.

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Shelf 1

classic books
(I love this picture of me and one of my best friends!)

Shelf 2

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This shelf has a couple of books on education, photo albums, and journals. I’m going to skip those. You may also notice that it has 2 versions of my novel, Aureole. The large version is the very first version I ever had of it. The other is the standard size that you buy.

Here Be Dragons / Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Poems / Catharine: and Other Writings (Oxford World’s Classics) / The End of Harry Potter? / The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Signet Classics) /Aureole / The Raven / Empire Falls / The Courts of Love: The Story of Eleanor of Aquitaine (A Queens of England Novel) / The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III / Time and Chance: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) / Lionheart: A Novel

Shelf 3

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Voyager (Outlander) / Falls the Shadow: A Novel / Anna Karenina (Modern Library Classics) / When Christ and His Saints Slept: A Novel / The Reckoning / Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys (Puffin Classics) / Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World / Vanishing Acts: A Novel / One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) / Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.) / The Other Boleyn Girl / The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy) / Handle with Care: A Novel / Picture Perfect / The Tenth Circle: A Novel / A Catholic Dictionary / Making All Things New: An Invitation to the Spiritual Life / Mansfield Park: (Classics hardcover) (Clothbound Classics) / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1) / Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets / Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire / Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix / Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)
Shelf 4

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Shelf 5

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Shelf 6

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PS – This is nowhere near my full book collection. I have a sizable amount of books that are in my classroom library, in storage, and in other rooms of my apartment. I may have a small book hoarding problem.

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    Thanks for sharing your heart.

    I have been inspired to share my journey with Huntingtons Disease.

    July 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Rebecca

    A book hoarding problem is the best kind of hoarding problem to have, in my opinion.

    July 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Sarah Farris

    I love this post! I think I will love a lot of those because you have a ton that I've already loved and read!

    July 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Alison

    So awesome!!! I love it. Although I totally understand why you were kicking yourself for writing this post… it seems like it would take forever. I will definitely be adding some of these to my own Goodreads list! Thanks for taking the time to post it all!

    July 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply eHa

    Book hoarding seems like a classic English teacher type problem. But, since everyone I know hordes books (my dad has storage units full of them) it doesn't actually seem like a problem because everyone does it.

    July 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm
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