Imagine my surprise when I looked at my archives and realized I’d been writing this book blog for one year. Yes, it all began with a classic, The Way We Live Now. If it didn’t weigh 15 pounds I’d recommend it as one of the great summer reads of all time. And if I didn’t have a TBR (to be read) pile that looked like this:
I’d read it again.
Thank you to everyone who subscribes to my humble blog and to those who stop by and read it. It’s still tiny and a lot of work but I love it, I love reading, and I love sharing my love of reading. I may not be rich and famous but I’ve gotten to meet other great bloggers, wonderful readers, and writers I admire. I’ll leave the rest of the sentiment to people who can say it far better than I can.
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” William Styron
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” J.D. Salinger
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” Stephen King