Monday, March 15, 2010
Thoughts on Books
What I mean is I really like to read and I do it a lot. Recently, I realized that given my penchant for the written word, it's strange that I hardly ever talk books on this blog. In the side column you'll find 14 entries about books, 62 about frugality, 61 about food and 56 categorized as "about me." Apparently I like saving money and eating only slightly more than talking about myself....(Boy, that makes me sound like a fun party date doesn't it?)
But books, 14??? Heck, I have 14 entries about Entertainment and I feel like I hardly partake in that.... 17 for friends. And yes, I do like my friends as much as my books. (well maybe not AS much, but they ARE a CLOSE 2nd). But I really love books. I read at least one book a week and for those of you not as enamored of 1910 as I am, perhaps a book review each week will be a welcome change for you. (Or perhaps not, as we all remember that most of you like it when I talk about Snuggies and rag on your scrambled eggs.) Maybe book talk will be more of the same.
But I'll give it a shot.
I was an English major in college (Mostly because I love to read-I really should have been a Business or History major-I know, strange dichotomy right? ) But reading has served me well and accounts for much of who I am today. Back then I was strictly a fiction gal but my reading tastes have evolved over the years and now I find I find I enjoy non-fiction as much as fiction. Strangely, when I have a lot on my mind I find it easier to get lost in non-fiction than fiction as I don't want to process someone else's personal life when I'm thinking about my own. For fiction I need a quiet mind.
I meant to review a book this evening but my own thoughts ran too long. I'll start tomorrow. Review may be the wrong word, because I don't plan on talking about books that I do not like.
And this evening, I'll file this post under, what else, "About me."