I have an obsession!

Buying old books!

Really old books.

Old History books, old kids books,

old christian living, old bibles,

old railroad building guides, old fairy tales,

old fiction,  classics….

it gives me unexplainable joy to buy old books.

see what a nut I am!

I don’t know why.

I NEVER read!

I want to read.

I want to read old treasures, like this one…

This is an old book by Andrew Murray.
I lucked upon a signed copy even!! =)  in 1891!!
He wrote in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
It is called The New Life.
He wrote it for new believers. (does 18 yrs count as new?)

I love some of his other books.

A Believers Absolute Surrender!

(incredible read)

and A Believers Prayer life

(also a good read!).

I really want to read these treasures I found too, one day!

I like to read.

I just can’t seem to find the time!

New or old…

Fiction, christian living, parenting…


I want to read books! (without guilt!)

I read some great books before kids…
Like this one…

I highly recommend this book!

We all fall short of the Glory of the Lord!

Rich Mullins read this book, God rest his soul!


I don’t read….

Especially after kids came into the picture.

I have tried!

Life is so busy…

playing with kids,




dog training,


I am just too tired when I do get a moment!

I would love to read this again…

though it is a bit of a hard read …

meaning I had to read the chapters twice …

it is written from the perspective of  “the devil training his apprentice”

it is so enlightening, clever and funny!

I always buy books that sound inspiring, encouraging, funny, clever, …

to tempt myself…

Like this one… boy did I need this one once upon a time!

It is a great book…

but sadly I only made it part way through!

There are several books I have only made it part way through…

Like this fun kids book… again Christian fiction… George McDonald wrote about the same time of CS Lewis. Love both of their books! I love these old authors!

and I bought this book too…
surely a parenting book will keep my attention…
I always have something to learn!
sounds like a wonderful read..

I read a little …
and then I put it down …
and haven’t picked it back up!!


I am hopeless!

So what do I do in my hopeless state?

(I have been here for years!! years!)

I buy another book!

what can I say…
I am sucker for a great buy on a fun book!
Did you read the title??

I love the title… sucked me right in…

What girl doesn’t love Jane Austin??

this isn’t the first time I have done this…
during my lack of reading slump…
and it won’t be the last…

much to my husbands dismay…

don’t worry…
I have a back up plan!

Ha ha ha ….

Just Jenn~

17 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Sarah at SmallWorld yazmış:

    I love old books, too. I have that same set of AA Milne books. And I love The Princess and the Goblin!!

  • 2 naomig yazmış:

    I really love to read, and I have some great old books that are purely delightful. Once I start a book, I can’t put it down till its done tho.

  • 3 amy prikazsky yazmış:

    I really like old books too! For me it’s more of decoration:) I have all intent of reading them but my life is so busy right now I just don’t end up reading them for a really long time:(


  • 4 Sarah yazmış:

    I just love books. Old books. New books. Borrowed books. It really doesn’t matter. But my kiddos are old enough now that I once again entertain my obsession. I ALWAYS have a book with me, and I read whenever I have a few minutes (in line at the grocery store, waiting to pick the kids up from school, at a particularly long red light) … and almost always before I go to sleep. Hang in there – your day of book obsession is sure to come <3

  • 5 Wendy @ Faith's Firm Foundation yazmış:

    I (and my children) love old books, too! The signed 1891 edition by Andrew Murray is probably worth a ton, so take good care of it:) (check out to see how much it might be worth). You must have some great bookstores and antique stores in your area!
    Being able to read will get better, but also just deciding to read 10-15 minutes a day is a doable task, sometimes. And don’t feel guilty.

  • 6 Jules yazmış:

    I like old books too. I buy them for decorating. Where do you find yours?

  • 7 Blessed Adventures yazmış:

    My mother always loved old books. I have a few of hers now.

  • 8 dysfunctional mom yazmış:

    Oh, I love it! I love to read and I have a love affair with books. I dream of having a huge library in my home one day!

  • 9 lea helmerich yazmış:

    what a completely adorable post! you could
    have read one of those books in the time it
    would have taken ME to put that beautiful
    piece together!

    i have such a weakness for old books, too.
    love their smell, the browning pages, leather
    bindings and gorgeous colors.

    but what i really love, lies within them.

    you don’t have time now, but someday you
    will be able to read all your treasures and
    it will be the second gift they bring you.


  • 10 Denise@TogetherWeSave yazmış:

    Wow – you have some great books!!

  • 11 Tammy yazmış:

    Who knew you liked old books. I learned something new today!

  • 12 Kristi yazmış:

    Hi Jenn! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I had to chuckle when I read this post of yours. I love to read too, but don’t have enough time for it. It is sad! You do have quite a collection though!

    Off to read some more of your blog, nice to meet you!

  • 13 Mrs. Dunbar yazmış:

    I love to read. My books of choice recently are easy reads with nothing attached (like some deep meaning of life.) I just need the mental break. Ha. Good luck with your reading!

    Hey how’s church going?

  • 14 Nancy yazmış:

    I really like to read.. I need to get in the groove with a book then I am good. I am embarrassed to say that I am very educated in the magazine department. I am in need of a good book right now though. Thanks for the tips. I could really use the NO WHINING book. Dreamy!

  • 15 Tawny yazmış:

    I wish I could read. By the time I CAN read, it is SO much easier to turn on a recorded show or get lost in blogland. If you find the motivation/inspiration let me know where I can get it, until then I have to wait for Summer to come, that’s when I get my reading in 🙂

  • 16 Cheryl yazmış:

    I’m like you, I love books. Especially old ones. There is a library in a small town close to us and every year they weed through their books and then sell them for $1. a box….and it is a big box! This sale gets me in trouble every year!

    I love it though!

    Have a great weekend.

    ~ Cheryl

  • 17 Rhonda yazmış:

    Sounds like me, I have an entire bookshelf full of books, marked with the place where I left off… I’ll get around to finishing them one of these days….

    I have a bunch of oldies too, all of which were generously given to me 🙂