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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What books would you paint on your stairs?

I've seen the pictures on Pinterest but didn't think much of it other than "that's cool". After all, I share my house with people who don't read as much as I do. Would they (meaning husband) be willing to redo our stairs? How would I choose which books to include? Would have I to share the stairs with the other two readers in the house?

Then Elizabeth at Silver's Reviews had a post about it (here) and I started thinking about it again.

I've got 14 risers to paint. Our stairs have a corner so most won't be seen from the front door. I think I can narrow it down to 14 authors but not sure about titles. Also, the bottom three could be seen from the front door but about the only time you'd see the bottom two is walking up to the front door while it's opened.

  1. Memorial Day by Vince Flynn
  2. The Four Phase Man by Richard Steinberg
  3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  4. Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey
  5. Dune by Frank Herbert
  6. The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lillian Jackson Braun
  7.  Reflex by Dick Francis
  8.  Dragon Harper by Anne McCaffrey
  9. Magician by Raymond E. Fiest
  10. On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
  11. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
  12. Hazard by Jo Beverley
  13. It's In His Kiss by Julia Quinn
  14. There's No Such Things as a Dragon by Jack Kent
I did it! Ann McCaffrey was the hardest to choose for, I narrowed it down to five titles before going with a Pern title. Of these 14 titles, my daughter read one (and the series), my husband has read two (and the series) and my son has read two (and the series). I have read all of them, most of them more than twice.

What titles would you choose?

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The Librarian said...

These are the ten books I'd definitely put one the stairs .
1. Harry potter and the Order of the phoenix.
2. The lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. The Hobbit
4. The Little Prince
5. Jane Eyre
6. Pride and prejudice
7. The Mephisto club
8. the count of monte cristo
9. The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Book Dragon said...

Great titles! I'm wishing I had more stairs lol

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

I love the idea of these. I have mine decoupaged with vintage looking black and white napkins on the fronts then the steps painted aqua. They're...bold. lol

If I was doing books. Herms.

1.JR Robb Naked in Death
2. JR Ward Lover Awakened
3. Christina Lee Promise Me This
4. Laura Kaye Hearts in Darkness
5. Adrienne Basso Bride of a Scottish Warrior
6. In Bed with a Spy by Alyssa Alexander
7. Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton
8. My Liege of Dark Haven by Cherise Sinclair
9. Roni Loren Need you Tonight
10. Cara McKenna After Hours
11. Any of the Lucky Harbor books from Jill Shalvis
12. Just a Hint Clint by Lori Foster
13. True by Erin McCarthy

I think those would be the ones I went with :D I so might have to ask this on FB. Would be fun to see responses I think :)

Book Dragon said...

I loved Just a Hint Clint! I also forgot about Jill Shalvis and Christine Feehan :-(

Also, not sure how the Deviations series by Chris Owen and Jodi Payne would go over with my husband ;-)

stacybuckeye said...

Fun list! I keep seeing those cool stairs and being a little envious.


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