Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Inspiring Books

This week's theme for Inspiration Thursday, hosted by Little Red House is 'books'.  In my office I have all kinds of books on gardening and birding and I wanted to show the ones that inspire me the most.  One that is not on the pile since it is on my ereader is 'Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder' by Richard Louv.
The background row of leather-bound books is part of the series of condensed books offered by Reader's Digest back in the 70's.
Bringing Nature Home
Won't you join us and show some books that are special to you?


  1. That sounds like a very interesting read, Judith!

    As for your Readers Digest books - my Mom had those. I wonder whatever happened to them. I think I read every single one of them, too!

  2. Oh I'd better get on this if I'm going to participate...thanks for the head's up.

    I like that you've put that extra spin on it...books that you enjoy reading. I was planning to go in a slightly different direction.

    Now I will take a closer look at your selections!

  3. I love books and have been taking more gardening books off the shelf recently .. just can't wait for spring.

  4. Dear Judith,
    Love your selection of inspiring books. I love to collect christian books, mystery and of course gardening and home decor books. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I remember the Reader's Digest condensed books. The one on your e-reader sounds very interesting too.

  6. I am not showing favorite books, but types of books we like, but I do enjoy seeing your favorite books. And they are bright and colorful.

    The one called Last Child in the Woods... sounds really interesting!

  7. I remember my guardians having those Readers Digest Books too!...:)JP

  8. Wonderful books...I have several of these but I like the Nature Deficit Disorder idea

  9. I love to see the books people have on their shelves, Judith.

    I'm not familiar with the gardening books that are special to you. I don't have all that many, but I do love a browse through a couple of Peter Lima ones each spring!


  10. These all look wonderful. I enjoy looking at other people's books ~ I like to see what's on their shelves. I absolutely love home and gardening books and have way too many of them. In fact, I have way too many books in general. I dutifully clean them out a couple of times a year and donate them to the library for their sales, but I never seem to make any headway on shrinking the number. lol Even an e-reader hasn't made a huge dent.

  11. Your collection of gardening and nature books is wonderful. I find myself lately gravitating towards gardening books, because we are still getting snow and I long for Spring.

    Teaching our children about nature is such an important thing.


  12. I'm very impressed by your lovely collection of "living earth" books Judith.
    It's time I had a forage among my bookshelves again!
    When the children were young these books were always about, left open at a page of what they were studying at that time.
    See you at Mary's!

    Sending you some summer sunbeams from my corner of the world!
    and a kiwi hug
    Shane ♥

  13. Oh, I always love to spy what is on someone's bookshelf! I would enjoy dipping into each of your books, Judith. Oh, and I love your blue jay feather, too! Thanks so much for contributing to Thursday's Inspiration. xoxo

  14. What a wonderful selection of books! I have many gardening books that I love too.

  15. Good choices to show for today. I have many of those also and know they are good reference. Valerie

  16. I love books and have been taking more birding books off the shelf recently .

    The Equation book

  17. Judith,
    Amazing books and I adore that you are passionate about their content!!!

  18. I love your book choices, Judith! Am about to read a new gardening book myself ("The Elegant Garden"), and I can tell my reading tastes will turn gardenward for quite a while...

  19. What a great selection of gardening books, Judith. The Reader's Digest books are very attractive and make a great and pretty addition to your bookshelves. Have a great week!
    xo Beth

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