What you love……

May 11, 2009 Uncategorized 9

Last week PJ sent me an email on a comment I’d left on her blog, I believe it was about collections. I enjoy her thoughts and her blog, she has a unique and intriguing perspective on some of the commonplace things we enjoy. PJ asked me what I collect…..and the answer to that is not anything really. I’ve done some of the typical things, none I’d like to share about, none that make me unique. I have plenty of “stuff” in my home, but I’m not sure any of it tells a story, or tells about me……….I’ll have to think on it.
She also challenged me to write about something that I love…….just for me. I think this was PJ’s nudge for me to blog about me.

So today, and maybe weekly I’m going to share about one thing I love, a passion, or addiction…ha ha.

I LOVE books.
I love to read, and love to have a book in my hands. I love to talk about books, read about old or new books. I love to get ideas for books I should be reading. My favorite day would include a trip to a book store and a comfy chair to read the first chapters of anything I’m intersted in. Barnes and Noble makes this very possible, and a cup of coffee adds to my happiness, but sadly the nearest on is a 30 minute drive.

Here in my small town I have to pacify myself with one used book store, or the library.

I’m not a fast reader, I can if I have time, but I do have other responsibilities, and the computer can get in my way too.
I have friends that have helped me to branch out to other genres and authors. My dear friend Judy has been responsible most for doing this. We’ve been online friends for 11+ years, and we’ve met too. She reads voraciously and she always give me names of books and authors and I have pages in a book journal filled up with things to read. I trust her taste, which makes it all that much better. I’ve recently found several other book lovers in bloggyland, you know who you are……and thank you for sharing your reads with me.
So for right now, I’m going to finish this blog post, start a load of laundry, and settle down with my current read “The Lost Quilter” by Jennifer Chiaverini and enjoy an hour or so of reading before I start the pick up after school round today!

9 Responses to “What you love……”

  1. Lisa

    I love it that you’re writing about yourself. I’ve been thinking of going on a blog diet so I can actually have time to read more books. Summer seems like the perfect time for this, don’t you think?

    Will you be doing any reviews?

  2. Alex the Girl

    I hate it when I have nothing to read. It takes me forever to find the right book, but when I do, its hard for me to come up for air once I start reading it. Reading seems to be a common thread we all have.

  3. Pam

    A girl after my own heart! Great idea to post about your “loves” as a way for your readers to get to know you better. Looking forward to reading those posts.

  4. My name is PJ.

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh, so you are a collector – of dreams, stories, and visions…yes, many by way of the wonderful books you read, but I’d bet dollars to donuts that those authors spark some of your own dreams, stories and visions. This was really wonderful. Thanks!

  5. Elizabeth

    🙂 It’s nice to see you post about you. And I love your Goodreads updates simply because you don’t read only one genre. I find myself adding a lot of your books to my “to read” list lol.

  6. Jen

    I find I got through phases where I read ALL THE TIME and then other times I don’t pick up a book for months!!

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  7. Terra

    books books books – I can honestly say I could not live without them. Thanks for sharing your passion!

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