Sunday, August 21, 2011

Proud to Be a Book Nerd

I'm a book nerd and I'm proud of it. I love to read. Most writers probably do, as long as they can find the time. Summer vacation is a great time for me to read. This summer, I read about forty books. When I told my hubby that, he said, "You're such a nerd. I don't think I've read forty books in my life." Which makes me sad. I mean, that would only work out to be less than one book a year for him.

But, I guess some people don't like to read. I am not one of those people.

Recently I discovered the House of Night series. (You know me, I'm the vampire girl!) I checked out seven of the books in the series from the library. So, basically that gave me three weeks to read them. It's been a week...I only have one and a half left to read. (And I'll more than likely finish those today and tomorrow.) And I'm sad because the new one in the series doesn't come out until October.

When I know a new book in a series or from a favorite author is coming out, I'll write the release date in my planner. If it's a book I want to buy, I head to the book store that day. If it's not a book I'm planning on buying (or if I'm waiting for the paperback version instead of the hardcover to add to my collection), I'll get my name on the reserve list at the library before the book is released so I'm first in line to check it out when it comes out.

My friends and I share book suggestions and then talk about the books we read. Not as a formal book club (Although we've done that, too.), but just in the course of general conversation.

I have a personal library of well over a thousand books, and it's still growing.

There are books I read over and over again because they're so dang good.

The library and book stores (If you can find a brick and mortar one around these days.) are two of my favorite places to visit.

See? I'm a total book nerd. And I love it!

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



SBJones said...

I know more people who don't read than who do. Some of my friends who bought my book don't read, and haven't nor will read my book most likely. It is sad. But every person who doesn't normally read, but put in the time to read my book has had nothing but complements and loved it.

It's nice to see them enjoying a book. Double that it's my book.

Debra St. John said...

That says a lot about how good your book is!

Morgan Mandel said...

I had no idea you have so many books, Debra!

Where do you keep them? Somewhere safe and dry, and not in the basement, I hope?

Morgan Mandel

Debra St. John said...

Nope. No books in the basement. (g) I have a entire room devoted to books with built- in shelves and everything!

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Deb Larson said...

P.C. Cast's series is far better than Stephanie Meyer's Twilight! At least in my opinion. I and half of my teens at the library are waiting for the next release!!
DL Larson

Debra St. John said...

Deb...I have the release date written on my calendar...and will reserve at the library as soon as it's posted!