Today I woke up with the worst headache I have had for a very, very long time and was struggling to think of anything I treasured today other than some pain medication. But as I sat feeling sorry for myself my eyes fell upon my bookcase whose content I consider a great "Treasure" As a child books were a very welcome escape and one which I took often. So I am sharing some of my all time favourites with you :
"A Fortunate life" by Albert B. Facey a truly inspirational book of an "ordinary life" sprinkled with humour.
I lost my first and very dog eared copy but on a visit to Longreach's Stockman's Hall of Fame 2 years ago I bought a brand new copy.
"Cross Stitch Series" by Diana Gabaldon.....love, love, love these books! I am hanging out for the next book due for release in 2012. I think elsewhere it is called "Outlander" series. I am a sucker for a love story and Jamie & Clare's is one of the best I have read.
"Shenandoah Series" by Emilie Richards is a beautiful series...exciting and quilting pops up in there too.
"The Emancipist" by Veronica Sweeney is an Aussie epic about our Irish convict ancestors. This is one of my favourite stories....loved it from beginning to end.
"Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Read it 5 times...before they made the movie. You either love it or hate it...I love every line of this book.
"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd a beautiful story of kindness, courage and love...and the movie is pretty good too which is not often the case.
"A Man's got to have a Hobby" by William Mc Innes. How I loved this book...it is set in Brisbane around the same era that I grew up in and I could relate to it so well. I knew a lot of the landmarks he described and I would read excerpts out to my husband and we would literally cry with laughter....Beautiful book!
What are your favourites??? Are any of these amongst them??
MELODY'S to see what other treasures are to be found.