I am a reader. I have been for as long as I can remember. I have read good books, bad books and great books. I have a never-ending reading list and yet I continually re-read books. You know that person who trips over her feet because she’s trying to walk and read at the same time? That’s been me. You know that girl who always has a book or two stuffed in her bag, even when there seems to be no opportunity to read it? Yup. Guilty as charged. I find it difficult to walk by a bookstore without going in. I rarely enter the library without glancing at the featured reading shelves. Pick a cliché to describe a reader and I’ll probably be able to nod yes to the charge. Books are a constant in my life and even when I’m in a reading lull, they hover and beckon.
I believe that reading and adventure often go hand in hand. I have had adventures inspired by books I’ve read. I’ve sought out books to read based on my everyday adventures. Above all, books contain adventures within them. In books I have travelled to far off places. I’ve travelled in time. I’ve defeated dragons. I’ve ruled kingdoms and I’ve solved mysteries. I have experienced the feeling of exhaustion that comes from finishing a particularly engaging book.
I am that weird creature that occasionally talks to books, yells at the characters, and frequently cries while reading. Sometimes I even cry on re-reads. Sometimes I cry more than the first read through. I don’t even know how many fictional characters I have “fallen in love with.” Gilbert Blythe will always hold a special place in my heart.
By now you may be wondering: “What is the point of this blog post?” Well dear readers, I would like to include these reading related adventures in this blog. Reading is an integral part of my life and stories of my meanderings would be incomplete if books were not included. Fridays will be the day when I let you into the Library part of my world. There may not be a reading related post every Friday but I will try to confine them to Fridays. Library day Friday posts will include Book Hauls, recommendations, reviews, discussions of my favourite authors, genres and series, and any other book related topic that strikes my fancy. Book Hauls will include both books that I buy and books that I borrow from my local library because I think that Libraries are magical places where books you would never see in the store somehow find their way into your hands.
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“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.” — Roald Dahl, Matilda