Ut Bonus ut a Amicus

Like the title suggests – a good book is like a friend. I don’t know what I would do without my little personal library, and all the other libraries hereabouts that I so often frequent. Books to me are a very important part of life, like eating or going on holiday. J

I had to have extra wall to wall shelving  put into my room to house my growing collection of books. My sister also kindly gave me a small desk/cupboard to house more of my books, and yet they are still piled on my floor – there are just too many of them!

I have found that some of the best places to get fantastic books are airports – they have such a wonderfully intriguing selection! Yesterday, while waiting for my dad to land at the airport, I spotted a very interesting book in the ‘war’ section about Area 51 – hoping to get my hands on that one sometime soon.

I must admit, I enjoy a vast selection of literature from fantasy to sci-fi, classics to historical, just about anything intrigues me, but it has to be good. After growing up reading Tolkien, Lewis, and many others, my tastes are rather hard to meet.

I don’t know about what others think, but I am so tired of vampire and fallen angel books. One was ok, two were bearable, but not I can find nothing else to sink my teeth into, pardon the pun. There are just too many fantastic books an authors to write about, but I hope to do more of these, and I would love to hear everyone’s favourites and thoughts.

My fourth favourite book is ‘Scottish Chiefs’ by Jane Porter about the life of William Wallace. I must warn you, that after reading this historical account, you will not be able to bear watching Braveheart again – there are so many faults with it, and Mel Gibson could never reach the same level, (sorry Mel). And by the way, its Marian, not Murron. 🙂

I cried more while reading this book than I have reading any other, so remember the tissues! It has a few long, tiresome battle planning parts, and Helen might faint once too many, but other than that, I adore it.  It was written in 1810, remaining popular with Scottish people and banned by Napoleon.

cover for Jane Porter's Scottish Chiefs

My favourite artpiece from the book - William and Marian


About Shemer

Author who loves reading, writing, horse riding, archery, books, dancing and many other things. Fulltime Soldier and part-time wildlife management student who loves to do adventurous things and explore the real world or books in her spare time.
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