Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I have a confession...

...I am a library ADDICT.

I grew up in a "reading" home, with floor to ceiling bookshelves in most rooms. And my father never met a bookstore that he didn't like. Muhmoo and Deedoo may have limited our toys but we were given as many books as we could read. (Not that we didn't have toys, we certainly did. We just had massive amounts of books too.)

As a result of my reading childhood, I still enjoy a good book or ten. I am an extremely fast reader thanks to my job which requires that I read massive amounts of reports and news every day, so I get through books at home every other day or so.

You can see where this is going.

Unless I'm sure I'm going to LOVE a book, I don't buy it. Instead, I head to the library. I mean, if I had to buy a book every 2-3 days, I'd go broke!

This is our front door area. Yes, I'm reading (concurrently) all of those books.

So what's on me bookshelf this week?
Phew! And tomorrow I have to pick up my book club selection! It's a good thing I have two flights this week, I always get a ton of reading done on planes. :)

Do you have a suggestion for a book to read? I'm open to anything, fiction or non!


Cupcakes with Nic said...

Awww -- You reading me Bridget Jones' Diary is one of my best memories of college -- you on the bottom bunk and me on the top. It was like I was a kid again. You seriously are the best roommate ever!!!!! Miss you :)

Erin said...

I j'dore reading too.

If you want a srsly good crime mystery author, check out Michael Connolly. Best one out there.

I love Robert Ludlum's Chesapeake.

And any books by Anchee Min or Pearl Buck. Love.

Barefoot in the Park said...

oh i am a library addict too! (we do still exist!)

Little Pink Magnolia said...

I love reading too - though I tend to lean towards the Sci-Fi side. If you haven't already read it, I'm re-reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the 10 millionth time right now. It's one of the only books that's been able to make me laugh out loud.

Zen said...

This is my first comment on your blog. How weird is that! I love reading, though like Little Pink Magnolia I'm definitely on the surreal side of things. Usually fantasy, rather than Sc-Fi or horror. However, I picked up a random book at the weekend ... "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". It's actually Jane Austin with a re-write by Seth Grahame-Smith. There's blood, gore and afternoon tea. Our feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennett has to deal with the arrogant Mr. Darcy, and vanquish the spawn of Satan. Wonder if her lace petticoats will get bloody? I'll let you know how it pads out :-)