Friday, February 12, 2010

I Do Go on (and on) about Reading

In case I haven't mentioned here before how much I love reading *snort*, I would like to take the time to do so. Hi. My name is Ivy and I'm a bookworm. I also helplessly suffer from frequent attacks of bibliophilia. My condition started in childhood and steadily progressed as I grew older. I actually have this fear that those ebooks and ereaders would become so practical that the traditional books would become, if not totally extinct, then - what's the term? Endangered? Isn't there a sci-fi book with that scenario as the premise? Props to whoever can identify the novel (I probably won't be able to sleep trying to recall it).
As somebody who gets her high from books, I understandably am also fond of libraries. In fact, Library Science had hovered at the top of the list of majors I was interested in. Languages won out, but the interest remains to date. My first exposure to libraries was a terrific one. My grade school library was a wonderful place that inspired a love for books that would last a lifetime. To pay homage to this beloved place and also to celebrate February as Library Lovers Month, I wrote an article about my library memories.
Speaking of reading, so many books are on my list (as is the usual case), but I've really been yearning for a copy of "The Secrets of Pistoulet". In my mind, I've come to consider it as a cross between Peter Mayle's Provence books and Nick Bantock's Griffin and Sabine series. I'm feeling this urge to mention a few more books on the list, so I'll end this now before I give in and become unstoppable, hee.

7 comments:

Dave DeWall said...

I loved my grade school library, too. How I used to devour the books there, week after week, and all through my school years. It really helped me in getting a good education.

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, David. It's really nice when people remember their grade school library fondly. :)

Chin chin said...

I am not a library person but I do love to read books. I do borrow Nancy Drew books from time to time and read one book overnight. I remember 2 of my favorite books that my parents bought for me were a 100 Q&A book and a Disney Fairy Tale book. Knowledge from books are a treasure that nobody can steal from you. Great to pass on to our children.

Chin chin said...

By the way, I've given you an award for leaving a comment on my blog some time ago. See http://stay-at-home-blessings.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-got-sunshine-award.html. God bless.

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks for the award, Chin chin. And I agree about passing the reading habit on to our children. :)

Sheila said...

Reading has been a part of my life for so long, I can't remember a time when it wasn't. I haven't always had an opportunity to use a library - we often lived in the back of beyond - but recently I've joined again and it's bliss! The important thing is not to go in unless I have *plenty* of time. :)

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Sheila. I know what you mean. Quick stops for me mean I'm just returning books. :)