Books that Touch Your Life

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

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age booksOld books have a special place in my heart. They are my connection to the past shared by a passion for the written word. Whether I’m looking through a museum glass window at an ancient papyrus writing, of which I have a limited idea of what is being said, or a story that’s a few hundred years old, I’m hooked.


Memoirs London DollI’m not a collector of anything . . . except old books. Their musty scent transports me to another day. I can close my eyes and envision the author or the story transporting me to another era. Mine are old and “loved.”

When my husband and I were first married, I told him about a book I’d read as a child, my all time favorite. The copyright is 1931, and I treasured every word. Memoirs of a London Doll – by herself, edited by Mrs. Fairstair (Author). Oh, the journeys of this courageous doll. The next Christmas, I received a copy. Here’s the Amazon link for Memoirs of a London Doll.


LittleWomenAnother gift from my husband was the Little Women Collection by Louisa May Alcott. Beneath the pages of Little Women, I discovered the power of story. As a child, I resolved that someday I’d be a writer.

Bobsey Twins

Another book that is among my treasured possessions is The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore.

A friend gave me a how-to write a novel book dated 1888, Information for Authors by Eleanor Kirk.


Books are friends. They shape and mold our thoughts. What book or books have touched your life?

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Congrats to Barbara G. and Colleen H. as winners selected from last week’s Groundhog’s Day random drawing free giveaway.  Each will get a personalized copy of Journey of the Heart.

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