Jessica Hishe for Barnes and Noble. They are stunning and make a wonderful addition to my little space. When I buy classic books that are beautiful, I have one rule for myself: only buy what you have read. I don't know why, but that is my rule. I think it sort of authenticates the purchase in my mind - its ok to have 3 copies of Pride and Prejudice because I love it and I've read it several times.
After my tv obsession confession yesterday, you might not be surprised to find out that I'm not a big reader. I love books, but I just don't save time for reading. Audio books are amazing. I'd rather spend my time playing in illustrator and listening to a book than reading the book.
Listening to a book does not give me the same experience as reading a book, so I will never listen to Pride and Prejudice or The Hunger Games. There are some books that are meant to be read and I always make sure to give them my full attention; P&P, Redeeming Love, and the Mark of the Lion series are books that I read over and over.
ps. I strongly recommend The Mark of the Lion. The book is absolutely amazing and it's an incredible love story. It made me laugh and cry and I could not put it down.
Two things to remember about The Mark of the Lion:
#1 - the first 45 pages are tough to get through, but don't give up - you will not regret it. I promise.
#2 - make sure to have book two ready for when you finish book one. I finished book 1 at midnight and if any book store would have been open, I would have been in the car in .5 seconds on my way to get the next book.
Wow...I went off on a little rabbit trail there, didn't I? But seriously, I cannot say enough how good The Mark of the Lion is.
Welp, time to go watch NBC and find out who the winner of The Voice is going to be!! I'm voting for Terry as of now. Can two people win? I want Cassadee and Terry to win.
ESTHER COMES HOME TOMORROW! Hurry up, Est!