Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
OK, OK...15 Books
This is the hottest meme on Facebook (or was a few weeks ago...it's probably the lukewarmest one now) but I'm going to post it first on my blog and let it feed into FB for more mileage.
The instructions: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag 15 friends, including me because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends choose.
1. The Bible (If I don't mention it, y'all'll think I'm a heathen, but it always seems somewhat disrespectful to list it along with any other books) 2. The Chronicles of Narnia (I started to make these 2-8, but I was, surprisingly, able to think of enough others to total 15) 3. The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom) 4. Are You My Mother? 5. Where the Wild Things Are ("The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another...." Had this one memorized and would recite it to Kate on long car trips.) 6. Green Eggs and Ham (First time I remember Kate reading a book out loud. I'd gotten suddenly ill, and was lying on the couch, and she read it to comfort me. So sweet!) 7. The Carrot Seed (Crockett Johnson -- had a record of this as a kid...with songs and everything. I think I still have it, AAMOF. Hmmm...should send it to PBC to convert for me.) 8. Sir Kevin of Devon (Mom borrowed this to read to my cousin Petey. I'm gonna have to steal it back. I think it originally belonged to one of my brothers, but since I was the youngest, I sort of appropriated all of their books along the way. They don't miss them.) 9. A Story About Me (Sweet little tale about a boy named "Me" who meets a shy bear named "Me" and brings him home for milk and cookies.) 10. Wise Words (Peter Leithart. I weep my way through it every time. Listened to it while decorating my mother's birthday cake. One shouldn't listen to blubbering-inducing things while messing about with food products. The only set of stories that comes close to Narnia in my affections.) 11. Stepping Heavenward (I have this on cassette and really need to get it transferred to CD) 12. Madeline (In an old house in Paris all covered with vines.... Never read this much as a child, but read it many times to other children, especially Kate.) 13. The Clown of God (Tomie de Paola. Was delighted to see this at the Trovatos' a few weeks ago.) 14. The Berenstains' B Book (Ah...the joys of alliteration!) 15. How to Be Free from Bitterness (Highest underlines-per-page count of any book I own.)
Yes, most of them are children's books that I've read them so many times they're "stickier" than most other books.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 11:08 PM
On June 25, 2009 12:01 AMAnnette M. Heidmannwrote... Lol - I had a whole post written about why I don't include the bible on lists of favorite books - I was giving it quite the rant. Decided against posting it, but I know what you mean about what people think if you don't include it! :-)
If I hadn't been experiencing test anxiety I would have remembered to include your numbers 3 & 10 for my list too. They both had a profound impact on me.