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.