“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
-Henry Ward Beecher
I will be the first to admit that once I enter a bookstore, all bets are off. I usually go in with the intention of browsing and writing down books that I would like to read on the Kindle or eventually buy. But then I pick up a book and quickly remember how much I like the feel of it in my hands. Or, I’ll discover that the store is having a 1% sale that day – good enough for me! Imagine the money I would save if I just bought the books I wanted NOW! To keep my book buying addiction to a minimum, I will typically limit the number of times I even go into a book store or I will be sure to bring my husband with. He is Pro-Kindle and I usually am too, but there are times when you need to feel the cover and smell the pages. Anyone know what I mean?
Have you ever found yourself wondering if maybe the younger version of yourself just knew better? As if the person you left behind would have been braver, more daring, even fearless? I sometimes wonder if the girl I used to be is still waiting for me to make her dreams come true. I know I’ve accomplished a few of her goals – finding true love, traveling to Europe and visiting London, Paris and Rome, and living near the ocean – but the writer in me is pretty lonely.
To that end, this blog is a chance to let the writer have her turn in the spotlight (however larger or small that light becomes), to show a little creativity and to hopefully help others enjoy my passion – READING!!
Books, magazine articles, children’s literature and everything in between. I usually read a variety of novels, biographies, fashion mags, and re-read my favorite children’s books. As part of my writing, I would encourage and welcome requests to read books and give an honest review to post. I stand nothing to gain by offering a positive or negative review. Just my own opinion.
Or, if you work with children and need some book ideas for a unit, I would love to recommend a series of age-appropriate, subject specific materials. I have been an avid reader since about the age of 4 and I still enjoy roaming the children’s section is stores or online.
Thank you in advance for joining me on this journey! I welcome any and all opinios. However, please try to avoid the use of obscenities or inapporpriate language. I would like this to be a resource for as many people as possible. This includes younger children searching for books to take a look at.
With that said, welcome and enjoy!