Saturday, April 2, 2011

B is for Books -- Day 2 of the "A to Z Blogging Challenge."

Books have always been my best friends, my closest ties to the world. I learned most of what I know about the world from books. Unfortunately, they are also a big part of the reason I don't write more. Then again there are those who say that the best writers are people who love to read.

My obsession with books is so bad (or good?) that, if I realize I have left the house without a book or two I will go back home to get one, even if I'm only going to be gone for a few minutes. Once my husband and I were going away for the weekend and when I discovered my lack of books I made him stop at the first store we came across to BUY a book even though they only had magazines (that I had either read before or I didn't like), and puzzle books. I walked away with a couple of puzzle books even though I really wanted something to read.

I've always admired writers. My earliest aspirations were to be a published author. I still pursue writing in my own way, although it has now moved to the web. I haven't made much at freelance online writing yet, but just seeing the number of views my lists, blogs, and articles get gives me a warm feeling. Not that my numbers are stellar yet, but one can only hope.

In case there are any remaining doubts about my obsession with books, I have created the list, "The Top Five Places to Find Cheap Books," on the List My Five website:

Well, that's about all I have to say right now on the topic of books. I think I'll go read.


  1. Great post! I completely empathize with your obsession. I can't remember the last I wasn't reading at least one book (and it's usually much more than one).

  2. Oh I know what you mean about books. I am in mourning that Borders is closing...

    I dont understand people who have no books!

    I posted about my relationship with books on my blog that you might enjoy...its called porn....but I think you would understand it.


  3. I love this post, being mad about books myself! I've done a couple of similar posts, and recently did one on my new eReader. It will never replace my hundreds of books, but it does means I can have a book in my bag at all times!!!

    Off to check your other letters...

    Imagination Lane

  4. I am also in love with books.
    The day we moved from the UK to Spain, we had to leave behind many things, including some books, I felt awful, it was like leaving a part of me behind.
    As for your aspiration to get writings published, just go girl. you can make it! I am not a writer, but I am a reader.