If you know me well, you know that I love to read! I read aloud to my kids every morning, almost always have an audio book going for when I'm driving, walking or running, and find time to sit down and read daily. It's more than a hobby - it's a way of life for me.
I used to own hundreds of books, but after moving several times and discovering the joys of owning less, I got rid of most of my books. We still had plenty, but I began to rely on the library as my primary source for books.
I love libraries. Love, love, love the library system. It's magical that you have access to almost any book you want for free. Sure...sometimes you have to wait a bit, but that makes it even sweeter once the book is in your hands.
Our new library has a shelf with books for sale for $1 each. I feel like it's a treasure hunt each time I go and see if there are any gems hiding there, waiting to come home with me. So far I have found the 4 books pictured above. I've already read them all, but they are definitely titles I'd like to read again and so I bought them. Plus, I have extra room on my shelves for some new titles.
Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is a book about books and reading, and I'm really enjoying it so far. It has inspired me to be a little more careful in my selection of what I will read next. Since joining "bookstagram" (an instagram community all about books), I've found myself picking up titles just because everyone else is reading them and not because they actually appeal to me.
Year of Wonder is another title I recently picked up. Although music is a big part of my life, I don't spend time listening to music or learning about music regularly. Hopefully this will be my daily dose of both for a while.
I'd love to know what you are reading or who your favorite author is.