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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Living A Good, Having A Good Read!

PhotoHunt: BOOK(s)



Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.

~Mark Twain




I am a book lover and I collect books...to a point that I think I can build my own library! (I dream of owning a coffee shop with a library of wonderful books one day.) These books are my recent read...though some I've read them many times already. These books are scattered all over my bedroom...sometimes in my bed, bedside table, computer table or just any place where I happen to sit! You can see how varied my readings are...LOL




The road to knowledge begins
with the turn of the page.





This is from the book The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck. The first line is so striking that I my teen years pondering on this line -- "Life is difficult."




Life happened because I turned the pages.

~Alberto Manguel




And as I go through life...I realize the level of difficulty may vary and that it need not be difficult at all...we have to get acquainted with it...understand it and love it!

This is a quotation by Pere Hyacinthe Besson, from the book, Thoughts On...Being Happy, a collection of beautiful words and paintings by Helen Exley --

"Be gentle, patient, humble and courteous to all, but especially be gentle and patient with yourself. I think that many of your troubles arise from an exaggerated anxiety, a secret impatience with your own faults; and this restlessness, when once it has got possession of your mind, is the cause of numberless trifling faults, which worry you...I would have your honest in checking and correcting yourself, but at the same time patient under the consciousness of your frailty."




Search in the Lord's book of living
and read what it says.

Isaiah 34:16




And finally...my ultimate companion, the Bible.

This is rather quite a busy weekend for me and IT Guy..but I love the theme too much to miss it! More so, I'd love to see others BOOK(s). Let's visit PhotoHunt's HQ to see more!


Happy weekend everyone!

34 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

perfect catch for this week’s theme, and my photo is up hope you can drop by. Happy weekend!

Lynn said...

"Delaying gratification", that's what made an impact to me reading The Road Less Traveled.

Upcountrysmiles said...

Aloha Mariposa,
Brilliant choice of pictures for this week's PH theme.
Happy photo hunting to you.
Come by & visit:)
Cindy O

Liz said...

Our church runs a community cafe and I suggested that we have a secondhand-book stall in it! It's popular too.

I can identify with the second quote about 'impatience with your own faults' (can't remember the exact quote).

Hootin' Anni said...

You have a great selection shown for us.

Mine this week is my high school year book with me...LOL

Happy weekend.

Aileni said...

Eclectic... that's what.

jams o donnell said...

Great choices for this week's theme. A coffee shop with a library sounds like heaven! Happy weekend

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I think you know how I feel about books and reading. ;-)

luna miranda said...

good collection of books and quotes. books can really take us everywhere, and expand our own universe.

bbsgirl said...

lol...I love the "dummy" books. I have photography for dummies, gardening...etc. great photo. I posted as well.

brocasarea said...

i love books too..nothing can beat them...have u read monk who sold his ferrari...its really good..do go thr it:)..

happy weekdn!!

upto6only said...

nice collection.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

An interesting assortment! Great entry - have a good weekend.

marta said...

Very diverse. From software to the bible. I do also like how you highlighted passages from the different books. Have a great weekend.

lissa said...

love that Twain quote, love collecting books as well

thanks for your visit to my photohunt, enjoy your day

Wellness Writer said...

Great idea. I can't wait to post my list next week. I love showing photos of my favorite books. Happy Saturday!

A. said...

This is a wonderful post! "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page" is a great quote - my favourite, but they are all great.

Thanks for visiting mine earlier. :)

Suzy said...

Wonderful post and great quotes !

☆Willa☆ said...

I just borrowed one of those Dummies book from our local library, and i already learned a lot! nice take!
My PH#27:Books

yami said...

I should say you are a voracious reader. Keep on reading! Happy weekend and thanks for dropping by. :-)

Carver said...

Great idea to focus on books that you are reading or have recently read. I enjoyed this post.

Martha said...

Wonderful entry for this week's theme. I collect books too. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! :-)

Marites said...

i do have books scattered all over my bedroom..it's kinda messy but that's how i also prefer it. Anyway, i like the quotations you've included in your post..really nice.

NitWit1 said...

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Tara R. said...

Wonderful set for this week's theme. I would love to have my own bookstore too, but I would want to keep all the books and not sell them.

Sherry said...

Quite a variety. Eclectic.

mm said...

Thanks for sharing your list. Happy weekend.

Bonggamom said...

What a nice dream, to own a coffeeshop!

rdl said...

Great take, great post!!

kaye said...

a nice glimpse into the reading that makes up you, thanks for stopping by.

CherryPie said...

What a lovely selection of books and pictures you have.

ivyeclairs said...

Not to many people read the bible these days. I love reading the bible because there's a lot of stories and things to learn. :)

Redge said...

Nice post for this week's theme..

I can see that you are a certified bookworm..

The Holy Bible is my ultimate companion too, the best book ever published..

BTW.. thanks for dropping by.. hope to see around..

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a wonderful set of books. I also have a copy of The Road Less Traveled. Thanks for sharing your favorite book excerpts.