Welcome to another great bookish journey, with Booking Through Thursday.
Today’s Thoughts to Ponder:
Not the kind of “love” question you’re expecting for Valentine’s Day. No, what I want to know is:
What do you love most about reading?
I cannot imagine my life without books to read. For as far back as I recall, I’m curled up with a good book.
In my childhood, books took me out of the dreary world of chores and isolation and on various journeys to unimaginable destinations. My childhood favorites included Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, and the Nancy Drew books.
Later I fell in love with romance books, although I didn’t read books for teens. I don’t recall too many intriguing teen stories back in the day. So grown-up romances were my passion. And when I read them, I was in love.
Nowadays, I still enjoy a foray into the world of characters, veering between mysteries and women’s fiction, with an occasional stop at a good psychological thriller.
I like a series, because when I fall in love with a character, I want to follow that character ad infinitum.
I picked up two sequel books at the library yesterday….and can’t wait to dive in.
I also love libraries, even though most of my books now are books I purchase, or books sent to me for review. Here’s my neighborhood library, another reason I love to read. I feel at home in libraries. Whenever I move to a new town (and I moved a lot as a young adult), I find the library before anything else.
At home, I curl up and read at one of my reading spots, which I featured last week. Here’s another view.
What do you love about reading?