Winter has hit east of Esperance. This morning when I got up at 5am, it was a rather chilly 10 degrees. And because dawn hadn’t hit yet, it was about to get cooler. The temperature dropped two degrees in the first hour I was up.
Reasonable to expect I guess, considering ‘they’ (whoever ‘they’ are) tell us the coldest time is just before dawn.
But winter at our place means lamb marking, seeding and biting winds. I adore this time of year – especially the roaring fire, hot chocolate and reading… Most of which I never get time to sample, but I live in hope!
Winter means new books too and although my bookshelves are overflowing, I can never resist another book!
I bought Kylie Ladd’s new one when I was in Perth last. Into My Arms is an extraordinary, shocking book. One which might leave with shivers and wondering where your morals are.
Going through people’s bookshelves gives a glimpse into people’s souls. The books show you where people like to spend their precious down time. No one bothers with books they don’t like you so can know you are seeing the ‘true’ person when looking at the titles.
If you went through mine, you’ll see Lee Child, Sue Grafton, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs… Yes, I am slightly deranged when it comes to murder/detective mysteries. I love them!
But you’ll also see Monica McInerny, Kimberley Freeman, Fiona McIntosh, Belinda Alexandra, Nicole Alexander and Kate Morton.
I have rural lit collection and I also own every single one of Michael Connelly’s books – some I’m lucky enough to have signed. My publishers also publish Michael and he’s been on many Australian tours. My editor knows how much I love him and always gets his latest one signed for me – I even have a photo of her and Michael, holding the book he signed for me!
So tell me, what do you bookshelves say about you? And here are some gorgeous bookshelves I’d like to own!
Thanks for the insight into your bookshelves Fleur. They look much like mine – bulging! I hope you get a chance for more hot chocolate and reading than normal this winter. Yes, I live in hope too 🙂
I need a new bookshelf so badly!
Lol that I need more bookcases, all 5 of them are full to overflowing! I too am a murder/mystery addict I cannot help myself.
Thank you for sharing your bookshelves with us. I sometimes wonder what my shelves will say – there’s such a mix of books there, including a lot of kids books. Somehow we can never keep them apart. If you look at some parts of my shelves you may think I’m an 11 year old boy!
I’ve still got all my Famous Five, Secret Seven and Hardy Boys books, so I could be seen as they same. I guess we were Tomboys at one time!