All About the Books…


I typed the title of this post in (which isn’t terribly creative, I admit) and immediately heard it in the tune of “All About That Bass”, and for that I apologize. Undoubtedly, you now have that earworm going through your head just like I do. Oops.

I mostly share recipes with you – and cooking truly is my great love. But I am also REALLY passionate about books. I love being able to escape into a story – into another place, time, or life – and just get absorbed into the story. The best and worst feeling is coming to the end of a book you’ve fallen in love with – sad to see it end, but loving the story and having had the chance to read it.

You’ve probably seen the link above to my Fifty Books A Year page, where I list for you the books I’m reading to get to my goal of 50 each year (as well as to some previous year’s lists). A lot of people have a startled reaction when I share that I always make this my goal – as it isn’t something that is obtainable for them. For me, I would rather read than watch television or movies. I always carry a book (whether paper or digital) to read in spare moments, and try to read at least a few pages every day. I go through spells where I can’t get enough, and then do have period where I just don’t feel like reading – it seems to balance out. Also, my job requires me to keep up to date on what’s happening in the book world, so I like to keep my eye out for what could potentially be the next bestseller. Plus, it’s just a goal. I don’t beat myself up if I fail.

This year, I decided to have someone else pick one book for me each month of the year – and tried to be diverse in who I asked so that I would end up with a wide variety of things I may otherwise never have read. I have a few months left at the end of the year to fill, so leave me a comment with some suggestions!

As I write this post, I just finished book 6 for the year. It’s been a great start! I have loved all of them so far. I’m going to share some of my favorite with you next week.

If you want to keep up with what I’m reading, friend me on GoodReads!

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