Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Please Bury Me in the Library

I love to sit down with a good book, so I figured that there must be other bloggers with my passion for reading. A quick search on the internet sent me to some really interesting blogs all about books.

The most elaborate of them all is BookGirl's Nightstand. Just click on the reference section to check out her archives and a huge list of links to other book blogs. I was also happy to find Bookmark My Heart, A Life In Books, A High and Hidden Place and Out in the Woods. Also be sure to check out A Readable Feast at ClubMom. It is a really cool site that mixes recipes with info on lots of different childrens books.

Speaking of reading a good book, how about reading a book about reading books (are you confused yet)? Check out the memoir So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson. The author challenges herself to read a book a week for a year and then keep a journal on how the reading material intersects with her life.

Or how about The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble? It's a work of fiction about five women, living very different lives, who meet monthly for a bookclub.

Check out this really beautiful children's book that I found in my local library last night. Please Bury Me in the Library (or Libary, as Leah calls it) is a book of poems celebrating a love of books and reading. One of my favorites from the book is below

"Great, Good, Bad"

A great book is a homing device
For navigating paradise.

A good book somehow makes you care
About the comfort of a chair.

A bad book owes to many trees
A forest of apologies.

I must stop typing now, since I need some time to read Prep tonight. Happy reading!


Joannah said...

I, too, love books. Something that's sorely missing this summer is my weekly trip to the library for a stack of new books. I do, however, have the next three and a half weeks of neither work or school, so perhaps I will get over to the library before the week is out and find something compelling!

Lotta said...

Great post! Thank you for the links. If I ever figure out how to categorize my blog in blogger I want to include this too! I love hearing about what everyone is reading.

Katie J said...

Thanks a lot! I already have a bazillion books to read and now I have more! Seriously, thanks for the info. I have to read "So Many Books, So Little Time"!

chichimama said...

I'll be curious to hear how you like Prep. It was written by a woman my sister went to school with..and we are rather interested in hearing how those who don't actually know the characters view it.

Elise said...

I'm not a huge reader but I might check out some of these for the last month of summer. I do love beautiful illustrated children's books though, can't wait to buy more for our little Grace.

Heather said...

Hi Stephanie!!! Glad to see you like my blog! I checked out Please Bury Me at the Library earlier this year for my daughter and we both loved it. It is so beautiful. And I loved the poems. Happy reading!

Nicole said...

When I finish reading your Jodi Picoult books, I'll check ou these blogs for a new suggestion.

Stacy said...

Have you ever thought about a blog reading club? You could pick a book and who ever is interested we could read it along with you.

Just a thought to give us something to do while we wait.

Tammy said...

Stacy just mimicked my thoughts. How 'bout a bloggin book club. That would be awesome.

What about setting up a blog for adopting mommas book club - or take a vote for names. Anyone interested could add the link to their blog.

I'm a total bookworm. When I finish a book & go more than a day or so without something else to pick up, I'm like a junkie, I can't rest until there's something available. Like an itch I need to scratch. (Must be how a smoker feels when they run out of cigarettes)

Don't you just love the smell of a library? I could huff old books & get giddy.

iliana said...

Hi Stephanie - Thank you for stopping by. I'm so happy to "meet" another bookworm :)

I'll have to get acquainted here, and can I just say I must get that Bury Me in a Library book!

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Ugh..I love to read but never have the time until bedtime. Then I am up way late reading! Still, I love it and don't care about being cranky in the morning.

I have a stack to read and still keep adding to it!

Keep smilin!

asiangarden said...

I love books as well.......only the last time I was able to make it through a whole book (wally lamb,I know this much it true) Was when Kai-Li was hospitalized for five days!!

wzgirl said...

I must say that I've had a look at Prep & was very curious, I'd love to hear what you think. And the Reading Club sounds like a lot of fun - I'll add that to my ever growing list. Right now I've got Digging to America by Anne Tyler next in line.....

Huffing old books (coffee beans)? ROTFLOL!!

Ann said...

oh I love a good book, but I'm more leisure about it. I can't imagine rushing to read a book a week. I am though starting to think about how many books I read on the plan ride over to get our little one.

Christina said...

I can't wait to check out all these new sites and books you listed. I think I have ADHD (the book reading type). Noticed I mad my own new sub catagory. I got a kick out of Leah calling it the Libary. I called it this for the longest time. I knew that kid was as smart as her auntie.

Domestic Chicky said...

I used to be a voracious reader, before kidlets. Now I'm lucky to get some reading done in the bathtub once or twice a week. But I will be checking these out! Maybe the bookclub too!

Lesley said...

Hello! Thanks for including my blog in your shoutouts, and giving me a couple more to check out.

Sara Nelson's book wreaked havoc on my wishlist - between that and How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen, my wishlist about doubled! And although I'm not usually a fan of chicklit, I have to say I quite enjoyed The Reading Group.

Prep is on my wishlist, as I keep seeing in on people's blogs and so many people have mentioned it to me - perhaps I'll have to bump it up on the list!

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