Yes, I tend to address everyone as “y’all” or “love”, so please do not be offended as I mean no harm. I just like to assume that since we have both found our way to this same moment in time, that we might actually be some form of friend…if only through a computer screen.
I made my first post on this website (don’t worry, you didn’t miss it, I actually deleted it) on Friday the 13th. That really should have been a tip off. Needless to say, life hit some big snags, and I was forced to focus everywhere but where I wanted to. Well, now I’m back. And during that off time, I got the chance to really think about what I wanted to do, and what I wanted to say.
When I first launched the site, I thought I needed a gimmick. Something to really draw in the crowds and keep me honed in on making posts and staying on a schedule…but the more you get to know me, the more you will realize that, although I love schedules and lists, I have a bit of trouble with authority, especially when that authority is me.
I still want to pick my way, slowly but surely, through the 1001 book challenge, but that’s not anywhere near all I want to do. And while I love giving my opinions about pretty much everything, I don’t just want to use this website to review the books that I have read; I want this site to be a journey. I want to discuss books. I want to fall in love with books. And I want to make my way through life incorporating everything that I take in from all the books that I read.
That’s what makes me different. That’s what will set me apart. Not my book challenges or my great quips or the truth bombs I drop about why I sometimes just really do not care for the mainstream book pick of the month. Nope. What I hope you will find yourself falling in love with is how much I love the books I read. How much of them I take with me. And how much they help me get one step closer to being the person I have always envisioned.
Now, don’t worry, I promise this won’t be scary. I do like to read “self-help” books (You should try them, they really are not as bad as you think), but I read everything else, too. It is just as easy to take a life lesson from contemporary literature as it is from non-fiction. It’s all in how you look at things.
If this sounds like something you would enjoy, never stop checking back for updates and stories…but if you don’t find this appealing, I completely understand. And I take no offense. I even promise to pretend like I don’t see you if we ever cross paths at Target. I’m cool like that.
I read multiple books at one time and am under no expectations that you do the same, but in the interests of allowing you to join me if you’d like, here is a list of what is currently waiting for my attention of the nightstand next to me:
- The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
- Q by Evan Mandery
- Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life by Cleo Wade
- The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern
- 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
- The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
- The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
I know, it’s a bit crazy, but I assure you, it’s just how I do things. I cannot wait to dive into each and every one of them and to see what lessons they’ll teach me, what perspectives they’ll share, and most importantly, how much I will fall in love.
For now, I will leave you to it. If none of these books sound interesting to you, then grab one that does and be sure to tell me all about it! You might just introduce me to the next love of my life.