Reading books has been a lifelong obsession, but it has only been the past decade or two that I’ve thought of sharing my reading with others. Reading books builds communities, and communities build better mental health and a support system.
I’ve been speaking about readers and book reading for a long while now, and below, I share a few posts on reading books, reviewing them, recommending them, and simply enjoying them.
Reading Books: Top Book Blogging Tips: How to Thrive as a Book Blogger
I consider myself to be a life-long bookworm. I lived in a rural area as a young child and the highlight of my days back then was when the mobile library parked up the road from our house. Always an avid reader, I studied library science courses when my children were adolescents. I was following my life-long dream to work with books. Once within the library system, I worked myself up to the position of cataloger… Read More
Reading Books: Shay Recommends Nine Heartwarming Romance Novels to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
As a bookstagrammer I’m all about the buddy reads, and most months I read between 15-20 titles a month. I adore being a part of this community of readers, supporting authors, and escaping with a great book at every chance possible… Read More
Reading Books: What Book Series Have You Read Lately?
I did not grow up loving reading. In fact, I despised reading, almost to the point I didn’t like reading signs on the road. It wasn’t until later that I was diagnosed with dyslexia. Reading in school was a reminder that I was a failure and, sadly, many adults fed my insecurities… Read More
Reading Books: 6 Degrees of Separation: A Mega-Book-Giveaway and a Meme
The idea is to start with a book, at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six novels through a variety of connections, and see where you end up… Read More
Reading Books: What are You #Reading This Weekend?
The National Library has all the books I’d love to read and many many more. Most books I buy these days are gifts—books by authors I know to readers I know and love. Only on rare occasions have I found our library branches lacking a book I wanted my grubby hands on–and they acquire the audio and ebook versions as well!.. Read More
Reading Books: What Books Have You Read Lately?
Books have been my escape these past weeks of stressful personal situations. Ever since I’ve been foolish enough to take up writing, it’s been hard not to read like a writer. In times of crisis, the process of reading falls back to what it once was, the pure pursuit of pleasure. (Horrid alliteration, but in the spirit of not taking things too seriously, I’ll let it stand.) I’ve found myself reading across genres, and wanted to share my ‘escape books’ with you… Read More
Have you been reading a lot lately? What was your latest recommended read? Have you read any of the above posts?
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