Yes, definitely books. I love books and could read all day every day without ever getting tired of it. When I read, I disappear into another world and time stops.
I mostly read fiction. I love historical stories, children's fiction, and stories that give me insight into how other people live. And I read my favorites again and again.
My first job was at the base library at Menwith Hill Station in North Yorkshire, England, and later on I worked at a bookstore in high school. After college, I worked for a publishing company as a copywriter and editor. Nothing like being totally surrounded by books for a great day at work.
I've learned to read nonfiction and really enjoy it in the past couple of years. Mostly I read books on Christian spirituality--with a few parenting books thrown in there for good measure. I've just ordered a bunch of new nonfiction from Amazon to help me with my next book project.
And speaking of books, I began in earnest on my next book this morning. I've done lots of thinking and planning and outlining up until now, but now it's time to get it down in a readable format. I've scheduled some serious writing time throughout each week and hope to have a rough draft completed by the end of October so I can tweak and add and edit until it's due January 1. (Think I shared year or so ago that writing the last book wore off a bunch of letters on my keyboard--no E, S, D, F, L, C, N, or M and only half an A. Not sure there'll be any letters left after this next book!)
B is also for Buddha--the nickname Toben gave me when we were dating in high school.
B is also for my Bible--it's so marked up and drawn in and stuffed with notes from Toben and the girls and other special people. I can't imagine losing it and trying to recreate all those "extras" it contains.
B is also for Brownies--a big part of our lives since Audrey was in first grade. But she's now a Junior Girl Scout and Emma's bridged to Brownies.
And speaking of books, B is also for the Boxcar Children--it's time to go read to Audrey and Emma before bed!