Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, next topic is:
23) A book that is a most treasured possession
Because of the flood, many of my childhood books were destroyed so anything that I have from my childhood is treasured by me. It’s kind of funny, because I’ll be at my brother’s house and find a book that somehow ended up at his house but was inscribed to me and I’ll just steal it back to my house, thankful that it survived. So I now own my Pippi Longstocking book as well as a Child’s Book of Prayers. Yay!
Some of my favorite books were in high bookshelves upstairs, so I am still thankful that I have them – like “Now We Are Six” and the poetry books I compiled in high school. When cleaning out my flooded house, the gravity of it all hit me when I picked up my book journal and threw it away. I kinda lost it then. Books that were surrounding my bed were all a loss – imagine that TBR pile disappearing!
How depressing that is! I also treasure books that I’ve had autographed recently. It was fun to read the books, discuss them with the author, and get them autographed by those fantastic women. Good stuff.
# 23 on my list was to: Go to local art galleries. I make it a conscious choice to visit art galleries and museums whenever I can. I also do my best to support them in my small way by making purchases there for gifts or for myself. I can’t afford big art but I can buy hand painted cards or earrings. As I have said before, the first art museum I went to was eye-opening and made me wonder why I hadn’t been going to them all my life!
Off to read!