National Book Lovers Day

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As an avid bookworm, I could not pass up writing a blog post today. National Book Lovers Day popped up all over twitter and instagram encouraging people to read and get into books. There are many books that I have read over and over. There are many authors that, no matter how bad the book is, I can’t stop reading their work. Below is a list of my favorite books, authors, and series.

Books:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

1984 by George Orwell

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter

Authors:

J.K. Rowling

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edgar Allan Poe

William Shakespeare

Virginia Woolf

Series:

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene

The Dollanganger Series by V.C. Andrews

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Mediator by Meg Cabot

There are many authors and books I have read over the years. But the list above are my favorites of all time.

 

Sunflowers

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There has to be one flower in the summer that brings me joy. Bright yellow petals surrounding a dark brown center. But, not all sunflowers are the same. There are some with layers that add to the before meeting the center. Some grow tall and others stay small. No sunflower is the same.

IMG_8888.JPGNear where I live there is a sunflower farm. There they sell sunflowers, ice cream, and hayrides. However, the main attraction is always the sunflowers. On this trip in particular I was able to catch a couple of photos of a sunflower blooming and buds. Seeing these sunflowers in different stages was remarkable; a true form of art that only nature can bring.

IMG_8909.JPGSunflowers are only in bloom for a short amount of time. But, never the less they are something to look forward to on a hot summer day. Being in the middle of a heatwave is not fun, even when the air conditioner doesn’t seem to cool you down. I can’t help but love the look of sunflowers on a hot summer day.

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