I'm soooo excited. Here's a glimpse of my library loot from this afternoon's visit to my library. Thankfully, just because I've completed my goal to read 25 library books this year, this does not mean I can't continue to enjoy those wonderful library books that capture my imagination.
I walked through the doors, lo and behold, 'what to my wandering eye did appear', but a new library acquisition sitting on the 'look at me' shelf. (Now, remember, I did mention before that I'm starting to feel that gentle swirl of Christmas wrapping 'round my thoughts like a kitten's tail around my ankles.)
So I had to stop and look...... because the book was entitled The Christmas Secret, by Donna VanLiere. I haven't read anything of hers before. According to the inside cover, it's a novel that 'reveals how the greatest gifts in our lives are sometimes discovered beneath the biggest boulder in the road.' I'm hoping for something warm and cozy.
Next....I'm hooked and so I went in search of another children's adventure novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Many Waters is a story about
"run-of-the-mill twins in the extraordinary Murry family. Nothing especially interesting has ever happened to Sandy and Dennys... Nothing, that is, until the bitter cold afternoon when, fooling around in their parents' lab, they type on the new computer: TAKE ME SOMEPLACE WARM...SOMEPLACE WARM AND SPARSELY POPULATED... And tessering across time and space, Sandy and Dennys are suddenly in a harsh desert land where, if they believe in unicorns, they can find unicorns...."
Then I followed my nose up and down a few other aisles and something by Valorie Burton caught my eye. Wait a minute, I recognize that name. I signed up for her informative and motivational e-mails a while ago. She's a personal life coach and I've always enjoyed her timely advice and encouragement. So I added to my growing pile her copy of How Did I Get So Busy? The 28-Day Plan to Free Your Time, Reclaim Your Schedule, and Reconnect with What Matters Most.
I don't know about you, but I'm often drawn to books by their front covers. So when I saw this book with a fifties style dress that has cut-out tabs from paper dolls days, I had to pick it up. (I loved paper dolls!)
Author Penelope Lively has written a fiction novel entitled Making It Up. She writes a story about her life as she imagined it might have turned out if she'd made different choices and experienced other circumstances. Mmmmm..... gotta add that to my armload.
But, wait a minute.... I hadn't even actually looked for the book by John C. Maxwell I came to find. One of my Mary Kay contacts recommended Thinking For A Change.
Always interested in renewing my mind, I am intrigued to find out what Mr. Maxwell teaches about Big-Picture Thinking (seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas); Focused Thinking (removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential); Creative Thinking (stepping out of the 'box' and making breakthroughs); Shared Thinking (working with others to compound results); and Reflective Thinking (looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future).
And that's my haul for this week. Now comes the hard part.... which one do I start first? As I ponder that, let me wish you a....................