Saturday, May 25, 2013
Call me a bibliophile
Please! Call me that! and call me a bookworm too! I want so badly for it to be true...
My husband and I ran out to a Church Book Sale today and came home with several stacks of books for $37
I can't wait to load them into my shelves. I love being surrounded by books! I love books as things, and I love reading! You may be thinking:
Q. When do you get time to read?
A. Every night after the kids are in bed I read. When my eyes start to droop I force myself to read another chapter...I try to consume as many pages as possible in a day.
Q. Why do you read so much?
A. I want to be bookish. I want to hold my own in a conversation about whatever genre. I want to be remembered as an avid reader. I want to beat my previous annual book quota. I want to beat YOUR previous annual book quota (I am so competitive). I want to read through several long lists of fiction novels...then I want to read biographies, history, opinions, the ancient classics and so much more. I want to have complex thoughts. I want to be entertained. I want to catch and understand book references. I want to be able to identify an author's influences. I want to be a better writer.
Q. What about using a library?
A. I get a little obsessed with collecting things. My pyrex & milk glass obsessions are waning (mostly due to space). I am on to books. I want to read everything I buy! I love having my next book and my next book lined up, so I can start a fresh story the same evening I cry my eyes out over an ending. I am also interested in finding a first edition whatever while second-hand shopping. I would love to buy a book for a dollar and find out it is worth hundreds (although I wouldn't sell it!)
Please tell me, what have you read lately?
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