Hello and welcome fellow book lovers! I have always been an annoyingly voracious reader, and someone who never goes anywhere without a book. Every night before I go to sleep, I read a little bit of a book, and have been doing that for as long as I can remember to help me wind down from a busy day. As I get older, my love of reading keeps on growing, and I often wonder how to fit more reading into my day.
In addition to reading, I also love to talk to my friends and family about the books I’m reading, and have wondered how to share this passion with the world. I joined Goodreads in 2012, and have really enjoyed using the website/app to keep track of the books I read, connect with other fellow readers, add to a growing to-be-read (TBR) pile, and win free books in giveaways. I also love going to bookstores and looking at books, and when at home, I love to peruse Amazon for my next reads. I’m always in search of a great book recommendation from a friend; a book they found unique and meaningful and that I hope to find some meaning in as well.
Twice over the years, I tried to read books on an Amazon kindle, but struggled with it because I love the feel of a book in my hand. I also am obsessed with reading in cozy reading nooks. Seriously, search for “cozy reading nooks” on Pinterest, and it will lead you down a rabbit hole of dream house redecorating. What better way to spend any free afternoon than curled up with a good book? With a book in hand, you can relax and escape for hours, and there is no need for the internet or electricity. You just need a cozy, quiet space, and some good lighting. Oh, and a good cup of coffee (I’m sure I’ll fill you in on my obsession with coffee in a later post). So, I hope you book lovers enjoy this blog and we can start a dialogue about new, old, and exciting reads!