The book brahmin has spoken.

I’ve always wanted to be some kind of Brahmin except maybe not the bovine kind. Remember all those novels about “Boston Brahmins?” Did they just feel special? Anyway, head on over to Shelf Awarenessย (my favorite online newsletter dedicated to books) and click the “Book Brahmin” link to see what’s on my nightstand, on my mind, and deep in the twisted reaches of my subconscious. ย 
I would love to see your book brahmin answers! Add a comment!

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  1. Ok, now that I have finished bitching about more %$&# snow on my blog…..I wanted to leave my answers for you….

    On my nightstand now:

    The Lily and the Leopard by….uh Susan Wiggs – VBG, finally found an ARC on eBay. Can’t review yet as I haven’t started it…..(slinks away)…..Neutrogena lip balm. My vintage moonbeam clock, electric, and lights up like moonlight when it is dark. Interesting and I sometimes put a pillow in front of it because moonlight can be annoying ๐Ÿ™‚ Unless it is reflecting off the Sound ๐Ÿ™‚ A shell my son gave me. My letter from James Taylor with his nice words about my husbands music. A Breyer horse model of Man O’War. A bit too much dust, something else for my “to do” list.

    Favorite book when I was a child: The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. Earlier a book which I cannot remember the title (I KNOW how could I ??) but the main character’s name was Rowan and she had her own hide out in a bramble thicket and did her own thing. I thought that was the BEST ๐Ÿ™‚

    Top Five Authors: Stephen King, Susan Wiggs , Luanne Rice, Kristin Hannah, Debbie Macomber…..interesting collection there !

    Book I have faked reading: Hmmmm, can’t recall any. I have read some I would have rather tossed out though.

    Book you are an evangelist for: Hmmmm on that too. Although I am glad I can refer people to reading Susan now, telling people to read any of SK usually got “the look” from some less informed folks.

    Book I have bought for the cover: Pieces of My Sister’s Life by Elizabeth Joy Arnold – lovely beach shot, with a nice quote from Luanne Rice. This cover sold me. The book was good too.

    Book that changed your life: **Smiles broadly** Dockside by Susan Wiggs. Because I had just stopped drinking diet Coke due to aspartame toxicity illness and needed to figure out how to make something else to drink (dark coffee) at home……..and found the magic words ” Moka stovetop coffee maker” within it’s pages ! Thank you Susan !

    Favorite line from a book: May have been in a book, but I have it on a plaque on my desk – “You only live once. But if you work it right, once is enough” Fred Allen.

    Book you most want to read again for the first time: Our Noblest Friend the Horse by Francis M. Ware. I had this book for years and it is out of print – it came out in 1903. I lost it in a nasty incomplete move 18 years ago, and I still miss it !

    Gak, it is REALLY snowing now. Lovely. That phrase ? “What fresh hell is this ?” Right here, right now. Aghhhhh.

    Pam

  2. Ok, now that I have finished bitching about more %$&# snow on my blog…..I wanted to leave my answers for you….
    On my nightstand now:
    The Lily and the Leopard by….uh Susan Wiggs – VBG, finally found an ARC on eBay. Can’t review yet as I haven’t started it…..(slinks away)…..Neutrogena lip balm. My vintage moonbeam clock, electric, and lights up like moonlight when it is dark. Interesting and I sometimes put a pillow in front of it because moonlight can be annoying ๐Ÿ™‚ Unless it is reflecting off the Sound ๐Ÿ™‚ A shell my son gave me. My letter from James Taylor with his nice words about my husbands music. A Breyer horse model of Man O’War. A bit too much dust, something else for my “to do” list.
    Favorite book when I was a child: The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. Earlier a book which I cannot remember the title (I KNOW how could I ??) but the main character’s name was Rowan and she had her own hide out in a bramble thicket and did her own thing. I thought that was the BEST ๐Ÿ™‚
    Top Five Authors: Stephen King, Susan Wiggs , Luanne Rice, Kristin Hannah, Debbie Macomber…..interesting collection there !
    Book I have faked reading: Hmmmm, can’t recall any. I have read some I would have rather tossed out though.
    Book you are an evangelist for: Hmmmm on that too. Although I am glad I can refer people to reading Susan now, telling people to read any of SK usually got “the look” from some less informed folks.
    Book I have bought for the cover: Pieces of My Sister’s Life by Elizabeth Joy Arnold – lovely beach shot, with a nice quote from Luanne Rice. This cover sold me. The book was good too.
    Book that changed your life: **Smiles broadly** Dockside by Susan Wiggs. Because I had just stopped drinking diet Coke due to aspartame toxicity illness and needed to figure out how to make something else to drink (dark coffee) at home……..and found the magic words ” Moka stovetop coffee maker” within it’s pages ! Thank you Susan !
    Favorite line from a book: May have been in a book, but I have it on a plaque on my desk – “You only live once. But if you work it right, once is enough” Fred Allen.
    Book you most want to read again for the first time: Our Noblest Friend the Horse by Francis M. Ware. I had this book for years and it is out of print – it came out in 1903. I lost it in a nasty incomplete move 18 years ago, and I still miss it !
    Gak, it is REALLY snowing now. Lovely. That phrase ? “What fresh hell is this ?” Right here, right now. Aghhhhh.
    Pam

  3. Okay this is for you, Pam and Barb. I took a few liberties as I have more than 1 favorites. (See I am trying to write american instead of favourite, colour, )

    On the nightstand: H & I have changed sides so now I have a big space, Lamp, book light, reading glasses (his), ROC lip balm, asthma meds, tin box with romance coupons (gift to him for Valentines, so I was feeling romantic and wanted some), The Little Black Book of Style – Nina Garcia,
    The Body Shape Bible, We All Fine Here – Mary Guterson, Sweet Devotions – Felicia Mason, Suzanne Somers – Breakthrough (55 + counting), Framed Photo of Husband and his Dad when he was 7, he was so cute, 5 magazines – Food, Canadian Living, Zoomer, More, Shape, & a CD March 1, church service which I have not listened to yet, along with the pile downstairs, I have not listened to either. I am too busy reading.

    Favorite Book (child) – (2) Winne the Wombat (cannot remember author), Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage – Alice Hegan Rice (mom gave it to me for a birthday present in 62)

    Top Authors – Robert Ludlum, Fredrick Forsythe, Victoria Holt, Susan Wiggs, Daphne Du Maurier

    Book Faked reading – it was a classic lit book – I will remember it as soon as I post this I am sure!! The Crucible

    Book evangelist about – (3) The Bourne series because the movie makers totally screwed it UP, The Firebrand, Susan Wiggs because it is about the women’s movement beginnings and a terrible wrong was righted even at the expense of the main character. Lucy/Maggie/Rand AND Sheila Roberts – On Strike for Christmas. FUNNY, FUNNY – the scene with Santa.

    Book cover – hmmm too many to count, probably Goodbye Picasso or any art book

    Book changed my life – The Scarlet Letter, Bible – any story line ever is in it, poetry, +, AND hard to pick OK The Firebrand, again because of the historical plot woven in with the Lucy/Maggie/Rand story line. LOVE THAT BOOK.

    Favorite line – “I”m the luckiest girl ever” Maggie in The Firebrand. Every llittle girl or boy should be able to say I’m the luckiest girl/boy ever!

    Book want to read again for the first time: I don’t have one. There are
    some books I want to change after reading them for the first time!!

    Okay those are my honest answers. Too many books, so little time! Back to the salt mine.

  4. Okay this is for you, Pam and Barb. I took a few liberties as I have more than 1 favorites. (See I am trying to write american instead of favourite, colour, )
    On the nightstand: H & I have changed sides so now I have a big space, Lamp, book light, reading glasses (his), ROC lip balm, asthma meds, tin box with romance coupons (gift to him for Valentines, so I was feeling romantic and wanted some), The Little Black Book of Style – Nina Garcia,
    The Body Shape Bible, We All Fine Here – Mary Guterson, Sweet Devotions – Felicia Mason, Suzanne Somers – Breakthrough (55 + counting), Framed Photo of Husband and his Dad when he was 7, he was so cute, 5 magazines – Food, Canadian Living, Zoomer, More, Shape, & a CD March 1, church service which I have not listened to yet, along with the pile downstairs, I have not listened to either. I am too busy reading.
    Favorite Book (child) – (2) Winne the Wombat (cannot remember author), Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage – Alice Hegan Rice (mom gave it to me for a birthday present in 62)
    Top Authors – Robert Ludlum, Fredrick Forsythe, Victoria Holt, Susan Wiggs, Daphne Du Maurier
    Book Faked reading – it was a classic lit book – I will remember it as soon as I post this I am sure!! The Crucible
    Book evangelist about – (3) The Bourne series because the movie makers totally screwed it UP, The Firebrand, Susan Wiggs because it is about the women’s movement beginnings and a terrible wrong was righted even at the expense of the main character. Lucy/Maggie/Rand AND Sheila Roberts – On Strike for Christmas. FUNNY, FUNNY – the scene with Santa.
    Book cover – hmmm too many to count, probably Goodbye Picasso or any art book
    Book changed my life – The Scarlet Letter, Bible – any story line ever is in it, poetry, +, AND hard to pick OK The Firebrand, again because of the historical plot woven in with the Lucy/Maggie/Rand story line. LOVE THAT BOOK.
    Favorite line – “I”m the luckiest girl ever” Maggie in The Firebrand. Every llittle girl or boy should be able to say I’m the luckiest girl/boy ever!
    Book want to read again for the first time: I don’t have one. There are
    some books I want to change after reading them for the first time!!
    Okay those are my honest answers. Too many books, so little time! Back to the salt mine.

  5. Winnie Wombat, published in 1956, illustrated, cloth cover, (I looked it up on the internet) by Isobel St Vincent. I loved that book as a child. It had several stories about Winnie’s adventures. One was about her milk bath.

    I used to have a copy of it here, but it seems to be missing from the bookcase. Very sad, it would be a great book to read to children.

  6. Winnie Wombat, published in 1956, illustrated, cloth cover, (I looked it up on the internet) by Isobel St Vincent. I loved that book as a child. It had several stories about Winnie’s adventures. One was about her milk bath.
    I used to have a copy of it here, but it seems to be missing from the bookcase. Very sad, it would be a great book to read to children.

  7. Susan

    Thanks so much, after posting the comment, thought to myself it must be here somewhere – FOUND IT. It now has an honoured spot with all the other childrens books EB White, Mark Twain, Daniel Defoe, etc. All the books children should be able to read. My granchildren whenever I get them (I can wait seriously) will have a little library all their own.

    Thanks, you are a dear friend to think finding the book for me.

  8. Susan
    Thanks so much, after posting the comment, thought to myself it must be here somewhere – FOUND IT. It now has an honoured spot with all the other childrens books EB White, Mark Twain, Daniel Defoe, etc. All the books children should be able to read. My granchildren whenever I get them (I can wait seriously) will have a little library all their own.
    Thanks, you are a dear friend to think finding the book for me.

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