My love of books began far earlier than I can even remember. It is one of my defining characteristics. I often wish I kept a list of or owned every book I’ve ever read. One of my biggest fantasies is to live in a library or book store or have one of those amazing library rooms like I see in large older homes on TV. l read almost anything, fiction or non-fiction. If fact, there have been times where I’ve borrowed text books, just for fun (I know…ridiculous…such a nerd). I love discovering a new author. When I meet someone in a bookstore or library, I always ask them what book they last read that was really great. Like a magnet, the force field between me and books is invisible, yet very strong.
Interestingly enough, as much as I fantasize about hoarding books, I do not actually keep them. I am close to being a minimalist, because I would rather read than clean, so anything that requires furniture to store it is carefully considered. Once I’ve finished a book, if I’ve bought it, I either pass it on to a friend or drop it off as a donation to my local library.
In the last year, I’ve learned about goodreads, and I’m a huge fan. I finally have a way to keep track of all the books I’m reading, as well as the ones I’ve yet to read – I absolutely love it! Before I head to the library, I pull up the catalog online and look up all the books on my to-read category of goodreads, so that I know which branch to visit and what books I will be able to bring home (or if I can borrow it as an eBook). It also allows me to link straight to Amazon, where I can put books I can’t find in the library on my Wish List.
Lately, I’ve been into 3 books at a time. I listen to an audio book while I walk the dog, I read a real paper book during the day and I read an eBook in bed.
Here are the 3 I’m reading right now:
audio: Skewed by Anne McAneny
paper: American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
eBook: Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
The best book I’ve finished recently: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
I’m very curious, what’s the best book you’ve read lately?