Shelf Envy [9]: Marie of Thinking of Rob

Shelf Envy is a regular feature on the blog where authors, bloggers, fellow bookworms can boast a little or brag a lot about their bookshelves.  
Hey, all! Today, I have the lovely Marie (aka @FPOnTheDL on Twitter). Fellow Canadian, creator and owner of Thinking of Rob – a site dedicated to everything Robert Pattinson. Heck, who hasn’t heard of ToR? 
Anyway, I was tickled pink when Marie actually agreed to do this post for me. I knew she was also an avid reader and it certainly shows with the pictures she sent me! I honestly had a hard time picking which pictures to use and if I had a choice, I’d use them all. 🙂 Let’s see what she’s got to say about her collection, shall we?

What was the last book you purchased? 

The last 2 books I purchased (which I bought at the same time) are in French actually. I don’t normally buy French books unless it’s the original language they were written in. The first is a French author that has many books that are translated into English, the second is a Spanish author who’s books I rather read in French. Am I confusing you yet? So here goes: Les Enfants de la Liberté by Marc Levy (which is called The Children of Freedom in English) and Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon which I believe is called the same in English. I read a lot of different types of books, so it was probably not the best time for me to answer this question as most of my book choices are usually much less out there lol. So I’ll give you the last book I bought in English: Looking for Alaska by John Green.

Name your top 5 most favourite books. 

This is such a hard question to answer since there are so many books. If I really, really had to choose my top 5 favourite books here are the ones I would pick in no particular order: 
  • The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
  •  The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  •  Outlander by Diana Galbadon
  •  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. 

Is there a book in your shelves that made such a huge impact on you? 

There are a few books that have had an impact on me, but I have to say that one book has always stuck with me. It’s Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas written by James Patterson. First of all I was surprised when I picked it up, James Patterson writes mysteries, so for him to write a book about life it was a bit random and I wasn’t sure I would like it. I read it in one sitting and it is the type of book that stays with you a long time after you’re done reading it. There is this particular quote that has always stuck. I always keep it in the back of my mind. Here it is:

“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls…are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”   

What is the most random item on your shelf?  

The most random item I have on my shelves is a painted castanet. You know those things Spanish dancers use? It was a souvenir someone brought me back from Spain a few years ago and I have no clue where else to put it lol. 

Which book are you most looking forward to reading? 

Hmmm tough choice, there are so many books that I’m looking forward to this year. I’ll go with Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Galbadon. 

(Kindle Fire Bookshelf)
I’d like to thank Marie for gracing us on the blog today. Big hugs, and mad love for you, girl. There are a lot of mutual friends that are thinking of you at this time of need. But keep your head up, you’re a Canadian. We’re made of some tough stuff!
Find Marie here:

@FPOnTheDL (Twitter)