I started this blog ten years ago. The reason behind it was that I come from a very artsy family. My dad creates stained glass pieces, and now he makes pens! My mom quilts, and my sister is just all-around creative. I read. They actually had a physical product to show for their hobbies. But I didn't have anything tangible to show for my reading (not even a stack of books because most of my books come from the library!). I decided to start this blog to document all of the reading that I do.
I love getting lost in a book. I love learning new things about myself and the world and people. Reading (both fiction and non-fiction) actually helps me in my work as well. Reading still remains the number one way for me to relax and enjoy.
Thank you to you, my fellow readers, for checking out my blog, and sending along recommendations! I hope I've helped you find some good books and steered you away from not-so-good books. :)
I'm including my very first post below just for fun.
April 25, 2007
Welcome to my bookshelf.I like to read. I wonder if you knew that.
I read paperback books because they don't hurt as much if I roll over them in bed.
I read because it makes me feel more connected to who I am. I like taking in new stories, new information, and new ways of thinking about life. I enjoy having a parallel story sitting in my head while I go about my day. I like reading something that changes how I look at myself and the world around me.
The purpose of this blog is to keep track of the books I have read and my thoughts on them. This blog will not be retroactive. Books described here are books that I have just finished. So welcome to my bookshelf. Enjoy.