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!