I LOVE to read…
When I was a kid, I hated reading. It is possible I was a little obstinate.
I didn’t want to read what someone told me I had to read, so I just didn’t read anything unless forced.
After college, I developed a love of reading. I read what I want to read. I usually read for entertainment and as an anxiety coping tool. I enjoy many different genres, but I have my favorites. I especially love going into the children’s section and reading from the middle school level of books. As a general rule, I know I can pick up almost anything there and be assured there is nothing objectionable. I want my kids to be able to pick up any book on my shelf and read it themselves.
I can disappear inside a book and emerge hours later 🙂
This is my bookshelf. It is in my favorite room of the house and I love it immensely. Not everything will fit on these shelves, but my favorites are there.
I wanted to inspire a love of reading in my children. It doesn’t have to be boring! So I have purchased books, new and used, for years. I love to re-read books, and I love to share them.
I am more than willing to loan out my books to friends and their kids, if I know they will take care of them AND return them. So I have a system…