Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Thoughts on Books

"Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books."
Bell Hooks

"There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love."
Christopher Morley

I have started a stack of books for summer reading! I can hardly wait to dig into it!! Reading is one of my very favorite things to do! Perhaps in my retirement I can work in a bookstore or a library!


  1. I need to borrow some more books from you! I finished "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life" but don't have anything to read now. I love that you love books - you definitely passed on that love to your kids as well! Hopefully your grandkids will love books just as much! I'm sure they will be spoiled with books, that's for sure!
    p.s. What's on your summer reading list?

  2. You'll definitely have to bring a book or two to Taiwan. That 12 hour flight makes perfect reading time. You'll probably finish one on the way. I do have a few here to share with you. Your kids definitely love to read, and learned the value of quiet time from you. I've started reading on called "Reading Lolita in Tehran." It's about Iranian women living under the Islamic state. Very interesting, and one you'd like to read. Bring one or two to swap with me. Almost one month until you're here. Can't wait! Love you.

  3. Reading is such an enjoyable past time, and I love to read as well, although I don't get much time these days, so I will settle for some great blogs.

    I would love to know what's on your favorite list, if I get a chance I would love to check one or two of them out!!

  4. I so so so agree about the books! I love to read! I wanna know what is on your summer reading list too!

  5. I should have emailed you for a book recommendation. I was looking for one earlier today to round out a Chapters order (gotta get free shipping!).

    What's in your pile to read?