I found a beautiful book from Southern Lady called Gracious Tables.
Have you ever been to one of those ladies luncheons/dinners where everyone decorates their own table - complete with dishes, centerpiece, tablecloth, etc.? We had one at our church a few years ago, and everything was just beautiful. If you enjoy that type of thing, you'll LOVE this book. It has page after page of table decorations and also has what looks like some tasty recipes to go along. I keep our dining room table decorated since we don't use it very much, and I enjoyed getting some new ideas.
A few months ago, my sister interviewed Jan Karon, and I had been thinking I would like to read one of her books. I usually don't read fiction, as I always feel like I need further instruction in my role as mother, wife, Christian, etc., and that I need to read things that are going to teach me something. It's been quite a while since I've done any "entertainment-type" reading. I was first reminded about Jan Karon when I was looking through the children's books and found a book that she had written that my younger two daughters would probably enjoy. I hadn't thought about looking at the library for her novels, but when I did a search on the computer, there they were! They did have the first book in the series, so of course that's the one I chose.
Lastly, I wanted to mention a book I had been waiting for at the library through inter-library loan, Nourishing Traditions. I've been wanting to read this book for a while, and I love to read anything about healthy living/cooking. So far, this book goes along with all the other books I've enjoyed reading along this topic. I've learned some new things also and have once again been inspired to make further changes. I'll have to do a separate post sometime about this book as there's just too much to say and not enough time right now.