I love books. I love photography. And I love getting to know new people. That's why I decided to combine these three things in this little feature called Picture This, where I ask other bloggers to share five pictures with us, bookish and non-bookish. But mostly bookish. This time, we're admiring snap shots taken by
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Picture 1: Books That Made Me a Reader"There are three books that have had the biggest impact on my reading journey: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I used to beg my parents to read me Madeline when I was a little girl, and it's the first book I "learned" how to read. In reality, I just had it memorized! "In an old house in Paris..." In my early years of reading on my own, I fell in love with Anne Shirley. Millions of readers have met and adored this feisty redhead, and I was no different. She has remained, to this day, one of my very favorite literary heroines. Finally, Pride and Prejudice shaped my reading life as I entered high school, and it's been the book I return to whenever I need a reminder of why I love reading."
Picture 2: How I Collect Book Quotes"Like Judith, I absolutely adore quotes! If I've highlighted numerous quotes in a book, there's a pretty good chance I loved the book. While I do judge books by their covers, I can actually be sold on reading a book just by seeing a few quotes from it. That's why I love including quotes in my reviews, and I knew that I'd found a new favorite blog when I saw that Judith did, too. This is my stack of quote notebooks - only a few are filled in at this point, but I have plenty on standby just waiting for me to write in their pages!"
Picture 3: Bookish Love Around the House"I'm so embarrassed that I haven't gotten these lovely images framed yet, but that's not a reflection of my love for them. These are my lovely Ideal Bookshelf prints from artist Jane Mount. While she creates custom paintings, I actually just ordered two of the prints, 410 and 104, she had available in her shop. Why? Because they both included some of my very favorite books! I can't wait to frame these and find the perfect spot for them in my home. Just another little dose of bookish love to admire and enjoy!"
Picture 4: My Favorite Reading Companion"Meet my sweet and snuggly puppy, Jackson. My husband and I adopted him from a rescue organization last August, and now I can't imagine life before we had him. My favorite thing about this little boy is when he curls up in my lap while I read. But I have to watch out - he'll paw at my book if I don't make room for him fast enough. He's all about cuddling!"
Picture 5: I Can Never Have Too Many Bookmarks"When I first thought about what pictures I wanted to share, I never considered taking a picture of my bookmarks. I've actually always thought that I didn't really use bookmarks! Well, lo and behold, I was very wrong. I just don't use many "official" bookmarks. Instead, my books are filled with a variety of things to mark where I stop reading. If you opened one of my books you might find: Christmas cards, bobby pins, bookstore receipts, Post It notes, rubber bands, library slips... I could go on. Obviously, my bookmarks are as eclectic as my reading style!"
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Thanks for sharing and participating, Hannah! I honestly love the colors of your pictures and your puppy is TOO CUTE! Plus, I know all about using whatever I can find as a bookmark, and I absolutely adore those prints. Think I might have to get some of those :)
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