Let me confess again…I am an AVID reader. I turn pages in books, I listen to books, I read books on my NOOK and iPad. I subscribe to several magazines, newspapers, blogs, and RSS feeds. I am the kid who read the back of the cereal box, TV Guide, and whatever else I could get my hands on.
It is typical for me to have 3-4 books going simultaneously, and I truly cannot fall asleep without reading at bedtime. I have been reading with pleasure and enthusiasm ever since I can remember, starting with “Dick and Jane” primers (anyone remember those?) to Bobbsey Twins to Little House on the Prairie to Nancy Drew to the “grownup” books that I read now. I read fiction and nonfiction, adult and young adult, in practically any genre. The only type of book that I don’t usually gravitate to is science fiction/fantasy. While I have read Piers Anthony and Douglas Adams and Robert Heinlein, my tastes these days run to more character-based novels. Some of my favorite authors are Anne Tyler, Alice Hoffman, David Baldacci, Anita Shreve, Ann Patchett, Stephen King, John Grisham, Sue Monk Kidd, just to name a few.
Working in a library, surrounded by books and knowledgeable librarians, I am never at a loss to find something good to read. I am delighted when a library patron and friend pops his or her head into my office and starts off with, “Have you read…?” I know that we are going to have a lively discussion about books, and I also know that I am going to learn about another book that I want to read.
I thought that this blog would be another wonderful way for us to share titles of books we have read and recommend. I am inviting you to comment to this post with the title of a good book, and your impression of it. Your comments can be as long or as short as you would like.
So, if you’ve read a good book lately, or you have long time favorites, please take this opportunity to share them with the readers of this blog. I think we will all find something new and exciting to read next!