Sunday Selections #159

Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.

Kath and Andrew often join in as well, although Kath has been quite busy lately and unable to join us.
There are several other participants now though:
Jackie K at WorkingThrough It

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm showing you something I have a lot of in my home.


books for fun, dictionaries to help with crosswords.....and the Noticeably stouter book of General Ignorance, now 26% more ignorant, that has to be fun to read.

books to cook with, although to be honest (there's a phrase I hate), I don't open these anymore for most of the year. In winter however, you could warm your hands over some of the pictures in them.

a little history. Can you believe I've had this for just over 13 years and not yet read everything in it? A fair bit is articles about sports and sportsmen, something I'm not a fan of.

part of the library, (ignore the sewing machine in the bottom left corner)

more of the library, there's probably a half dozen or so books in here that I haven't read yet.

and the top shelf. Everything up there has been read, but who's that sitting way up there?

it's Sarah, with her own copy of Animalia.

and this is the pile taking over the bedside chest. I've read a half a chapter of Rivers of London on the top there. I started reading it in bed Friday night, then fell asleep.


  1. Hi, Sarah! A true book lover, River, all your books are not put in neatly, shows you read them! Following on from EC's post, I went through my cookery books and have a pleasantly large pile waiting for the consignment store/Goodwill etc.

  2. Love it. And was thrilled to see some of the books that live here share your life as well.

  3. It's so good to see photos of actual books. Those were the days. Hope you had a good sleep :)

  4. You need to belong to a book exchange. Oh, wait, it's called the library, and probably stops you from having aisles in your house. :-)

  5. that's a lotta' books.

  6. Gillie; most of what I have is favourites that get read over and over. I culled the cookbooks when I moved here, but several more have been added since then.

    Elephant's Child; I got the Ben Aaronovitch series, I hope I've started reading the right one, Rivers of London is first? I thought there was another in the series titled Midnight Riot, but that turned out to be Rivers of London under an American title.

    klahanie; books are my most favourite things, with my DVD collection a close second.

    Joanne; I belong to several libraries but don't often go as they're too far away now.

    Delores; what you see is what's left after I culled them when I moved here. I used to have another bookshelf that size and three smaller ones, all crammed full. The ones on the bedside chest are all new to me, bought in the last few months.

  7. You never get bored if you have a good book to read. I have a copy of This Fabulous Century. I've read but skipped the sporting stuff too.

  8. I had three 6x3 bookcases some years back and decided it was time to have less books. My set of Daphne du Maurier went to Karen and some were sold and others given away, and then Karen had three 6x3 bookcases she didn't want so who said they'd have them? Now they are half full but the top shelves contain family photographs. I can get rid of most books but Phil reads mainly non-ficiton and re-reads most of them so those stay put.
    P.S. I gave Phil a Lee Child book to read and now he is a fan. Perhaps it is partly because Lee Child comes from where Phil comes from but more I think it is the style of writing which is so easy to read with a strong character in Jack Reacher and a story that flows so well.
    I am currently reading a Kathy Reichs book which I read some years ago. I bought a stack of assorted books on eBay so no need to worry the library for a few months.
    What on earth would we do without books and I so pity the people that have no interest in them.

  9. I started with the online library to catalogue all my books and see what everyone else had and I think I made it through one shelf. I really should go over and see if my profile is still there. They even had a shelf to put in the sidebar of the blog. I was on dial-up internet then and it took ages to load.

  10. Andrew; I skipped the parts about politicians too.

    Mimsie; I've never read Daphne Du Maurier, I'll look for one of hers at the library to see if I might like that style. Glad to hear Phil is enjoying Lee Child, those stories certainly do move along.

    JahTeh; I've never been to the online library, probably not worth my time. They'd be recommending books faster than I could read.

  11. Our library is threatening to take over our home. Even though I have a Kindle, there's just something about a printed book that I love.

    I couldn't help but notice the chocolate cook book in prime middle spot in your "kitchen library" shelf!

  12. I have many books to some I keep some I pass on but find time always to read.


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