I like book posts, don’t you? Books are so wonderful….they give us a way to escape.
Books let us travel all over the world, and to worlds that we only wish existed. They introduce us to people (both real and imagined) that we’d never know otherwise. Friends we never know we needed. And men we’d never actually date, but would love to.
Sometimes, books make us think. They touch a place deep within us, and make us question our own experiences, motives, beliefs, and behaviors.
Sometimes, books make us laugh. Sometimes they make us cry. Sometimes both. Sometimes they are so wonderful that we just can’t stand the fact that they aren’t real. (Good stories are incredible, aren’t they?)
And then there are the books we read just because we want something brainless, mind numbing, that we don’t have to think about, that makes us feel good. (I call these romance novels, crime thrillers, and anything about dogs.)
I can’t stand it when people tell me they don’t have time, or they just don’t like reading. Yes, you do have time, and you just haven’t found the right book yet. Take 10 minutes before bed and read. If every night is too much, try every other night. Or once a week. Keep a book in your car and read on your lunch break. Put books on your phone (use the Moon+Reader app for Android, it’s free and awesome…or iBooks for iPhone) and read in the bathroom at work. It’s kinda like exercising…just make the time for it.
Stepping down from my soap box now.
So because I love books, and I think you should love books, and because I set a book goal this year (75 books, which I’m well on track to hit) and all sorts of other reasons, I’m going to start a new monthly post on what I’ve read. Good, bad, and ugly, you’ll get the inside track to my lit library. (Blogging for Books reviews will continue to be separate.) And each month, I’ll crown a book of the month. Fun, right? You’ll get the first one in November!
Until then, Happy Reading!!
By the way, thank you so much for the input on my new tagline!! You’ll see the changes soon!!