Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Smell of New Books

I love books. I am an addicted reader. Guess that's good since my job does involved quite a bit of reading and writing! For ten years or so, I have made it a New Year's Day tradition to hit a local bookstore and browse slowly up and down the aisles and aisles of books. It's a quiet way to spend a few hours and for some reason, it motivates me to get my game face on for the new year. I usually pick up books that have something to do with the resolutions or goals I have set for myself for the coming year. Today I shared my tradition with a friend and we spent close to 3.5 hours in Barnes and Noble. We browsed the Christianity section, the non-profit area, gardening and the clearance section. Then we found a table and had quiet conversation (solving most of the world's problems) and took careful inventory of the $300-$400 worth of books that were stacked before us. Which ones did I choose????
I'll list them below. I'm curious- what are you reading this year. You'll notice I have some books posted here on my blog--that's some great Christian non-fiction that I have the honor to help promote through my job.'s what I am reading:

1. Grow Vegetables- Allan Buckingham
2. Dallas Planting Guide
3. Churched- Matthew Paul Turner
4. Velvet Elvis- Rob Bell
5 Asian Food Cookbook


Kristi said...

I came to your blog from Keelie's. Love your writing. I noticed "Churched" on your list. Do you read Matthew's blog? I haven't read the book, but I stumbled on his blog last summer and he's pretty entertaining:) His wife's blog is great too, lots about scrapbooking. They have a beautiful baby that's the star of lots of posts. Anyway, if you haven't, you might want to check it out.
Kristi Pelfrey

Gina Stinson said...

Hi Kristi,
Thanks for the info on Matthew's blog...I went there are chuckled..ok...downright laughed outloud. He says what so many of us are afraid to sometimes! Thanks for sharing it...I will return. Thanks for reading my blog too!