Total number of books I own:
I'd guess probably around 1500-2000 or so. I have two huge bookshelves that are mostly full of my books, plus there are some assorted kid's books around the house I count as "mine." The dh is refusing to buy me anymore bookshelves *grumbles*.Last Book I Bought:
LOL the last book I bought was actually an e-book, "In Heat" by Leigh Wyndfeld. The last paper book I bought was Robin Schone's "The Lady's Tutor" to send to a friend.Last Book I Read:
Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. HamiltonFive Books That Mean A Lot To Me:
Only five??1. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson:
My father was not a person who read for fun. This was one of only a handful of books he read. I have the book he read as a child and that I read as a child, so it's rather special to me as he shared the love of that book with me. (The other book he read was by Rudyard Kipling, that one's special too, but Treasure Island just stands out to me. I can't wait till my oldest can read it).2. Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon:
I had just gone to the beach, read several romance novels, getting back into the genre again after many years absence and said, "I can write these!" I went to the bookstore, the dh and I were celebrating my birthday. I was wandering through the romance section, touching books *g* and I found this book that had an interesting cover. I liked the blurb on the back, so on a whim, I bought it. Read it in one night. Loved it. Saw it mentioned this website in the story and decided to see if it was real. It was. And in picking that book up on a whim--I met some of the best people in the universe and found out so much to improve my writing. Not to mention Sherri inspires me with her creativity, her writing, her sweetness, and her marketing skills. Had I not picked up that book, I'm not sure I'd be where I am, getting a book published and writing the next one. It will always hold a special place in my heart.3. The Lady's Tutor by Robin Schone:
I'd read romances and sensual books, books I thought were hot, and then I read this one. This book has become my gold standard of romantica or erotic romance. It melts me everytime I read it, and I've read it five times *blinks*. I love the characters and don't want the book to end. What sensual writing *dreamy sigh*. It inspires me to shoot for hotter writing and deep storytelling in my own books.4. The Stand by Stephen King:
I read this as a preteen and as a teenager, and this was one of the books that made me say, "I want to do that" as far as writing. He presents characters, defines them in a small amount of time, kills some characters off just as he makes you care about them, and ties together a whole bunch of storyline threads. Stu Redman was my idea of a hero and still is. I used to read it at least once a year and everytime I read it, I found something new I hadn't picked up on before. I probably should read it again, it's been a while.5. Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman:
I had to look up who wrote this book and one of the first entries on google called it a "sacred keeper." Yep, that's what it is to me. I also didn't realize it was written in 1947 and is still in print. Wow. It's based on a true story of a woman who goes to Canadian wilderness to live as she falls in love with and marries a Canadian Mounted policeman. I read it first as a preteen and fell in love with the book. It has humor, it can still make me laugh outloud. There is a lot of drama. And it can still make me cry no matter that I know what happens. It's about a girl who transforms into a woman during the course of the story. And Mike is one of the sexiest heroes *dreamy sigh*. Yep, a sacred keeper.
Hmmmmmm, I have to tag someone. I'm tagging Paula and Jenn.
May the muses be kind