Friday, June 5, 2009

Bookshelf Sharing

Okay, I am all about lists, and you know that taking a peek at a person’s bookshelf can tell you a lot about that person, their interests and preferences etc.

Therefore, in the interest of sharing a bit about myself, I am posting a list of the books as they appear on a small shelf in one of my favourite sitting spots in our home.

I will post a corresponding pic soon…when I figure out how exactly to do that!! (We live in a rural area, where highspeed has not yet graced it’s shining light…it’s like living in the dark ages sometimes I tells ya!)

In order of appearance from left to the wall:

  • Oxford English Minidctionary (I believe this is my daughters… a stocking stuffer perhaps?)
  • The Complete Book of Greek Cooking (I’ve been hankering to try a phyllo chicken recipe and some spanakopeta!)
  • 1001 Little Well Being Miracles Simple Secrets for Staying Happy and Relaxed ($4 Chapters find)
  • The Bhagavad Gita (required yoga training text)
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (!!!)
  • Collier’s Junior Classics, ABC Go! (my favourite book when I was a child)
  • The Spirit of Yoga by Kathy Philips (second hand book store find)
  • Dec. 2005 Yoga Journal Magazine
  • Beth Shaw’s Yoga Fit
  • Babar’s Yoga For Elephants
  • The Runaway Bunny (in need of repair)
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Organize Yourself by Ronni Eisenberg with Kate Kelly
  • Stones by Timothy Findley (a novel I have yet to read )
  • Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There: a mindfulness retreat with Sylvia Boorstein
  • Mother Nature’s Miracle Medicines (an herbal glossary booklet)
  • A Writer’s Book of Days by Judy Reeves
  • Kaplan Anatomy Colouring Book
  • Reading Magic by Mem Fox
  • Read to Me: Raising Kids Who Love to Read by Bernice Cullinan
  • Swimming with Ghandi and Einstien by William Colwell
  • Letter’s to a Young Artist by Julia Cameron
  • The Wheel of time by Carlos Castaneda
  • Krishnamurti’s Journal
  • Awakening the Spine by Vanda Scarvelli
  • Yoga Teacher Training Binder Notes

Stuffed in between the books are various papers and envelopes.

  • An envelope of info from the Writers Union of Canada/ Canadian Children’s Book Centre including “writing and illustrating children’s books: a guide to getting published, as well as a list of Canadian Publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts (this is from 2005)
  • An article printed out from Canadian Family Physician website: Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults
  • Natural Choices Guide to Swiss Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
  • Natural Choices Guide to Swiss Herbal supplements

This small collection of books is intended to be the "Yoga Centre" portion of my library, but it has a tendency to pick up strays overtime. And the majority of my Yoga books are not on the shelf because I bring them with me to my yoga classes. I will have to make a more comprehensive list of ALL my yoga books another time.

Anyone interested in sharing a bookshelf with me?

1 comment:

Melita said...

on my gosh, babar's yoga for elephants!! how cute!!

i, too, love lists!! thanks for sharing!