Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Passion for Reading

I have loved books and reading my entire life. I honestly can not remember a time in my life that books were not near at hand. With a kindergarten teacher mother and a librarian father, literacy and reading always played a vital role in my growth and development. This love of reading and books has grown over the years. at times I feel like all I want to do is read. It is almost like an obsession.

Last year, as soon as they were available at the store, my husband and I drove to Barnes & Noble to buy him a Nook. I say him, but we were supposed to share it. That didn't work out so well. It didn't take long for me to go and buy my own Nook. This was my opportunity to carry all kinds of different books with me and never feel like I would be without something to read.

Since that time I have gotten a new android phone (with the Nook app), an iTouch (with the Nook app), and an iPad (yes, with the Nook app).  Now, no matter where I am, I will always have my books! I know it is a little bit of an overkill (okay, a lot of an overkill) but I don't want to be bored! I love to go to the library and find new books to read. In fact my favorite thing to do is go with my husband to his job (as a librarian), find best sellers on the shelf, then find the most comfortable chair in the library and read all day.  I never get bored of these days. In fact, I have told him many times that I would love to go to work with him every day in order to read in my favorite chair. He does not seem to fond of this, not because he doesn't want me to go to work with him, but because he seems to enjoy the paycheck I bring home at the end of the month. I guess sitting in the library reading does not pay as well as being a children's librarian.

When I started this blog, three years ago, it was to complete a Web 2.0 course. Over the years I have become more comfortable with sharing my passion online. I have created various profiles, lists, tweets, and posts sharing my beliefs on a plethora of topics. I have also written, on and off, blog posts (under a different topic). While updating that blog the other day I decided to begin writing about the books I am reading, have read, or want to share with others passionate about books. I actually had forgotten about this blog. In fact when I went to create the Texas Library Lady book blog, I discovered I already had it set up!

If no one reads this blog, that is fine. It is really more for me to express my feelings about books and to help me remember the books I have read. Yes, I keep a record of the books I have read over the years (in fact three a book next to my chair, on Shelfari, and on on this blog). Yes, you may  have guessed, I am extremely OCD, but that is okay with me!

Reading calms me, makes me happy, and allows me to go places I couldn't go in any other manner. If you like what you read here, let me know. If you are reading something wonderful, leave me a comment. I am constantly building my list of books to read!

Happy Reading!
Texas Library Lady

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