I have loved reading and books for as long as I can remember. I have been writing about books I read here for a little over five years now. Over time, this blog became devoted (by and large) strictly to reading pursuits (although I may occasionally be writing about Apple Mac and iPhone apps, especially if I think my book friends might be interested in them). I just read all the book bloggers’ posts in my RSS feed. I spent the morning (and a few minutes of the afternoon) watching the newer adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (with Keira Knightley), and it occurred to me how much I enjoy this space to go on about books and how I like to read what others have to say about books as well.
This blog has never received as much notice as my education blog, nor do I receive as many comments. I don’t mind either. It seems like a quiet place where I can curl up in the armchair, one leg over the arm, reading and sharing with a few friends. Or maybe it’s a virtual book club of sorts. I know that blogging here has made me a more prolific reader because even as rarely as I post and even considering how few books I read, I know I read more simply because I want to be able to post about something! I also remember more of what I’ve read because I am thinking about sharing it. It’s satisfying to look back over a year’s worth of reading reflected in my blog. I’m not sure I’d keep a book journal with the same regularity. I guess I like knowing that a few others are reading my reflections.
It is a pleasure to be part of a world with so many people who love books and reading and share that passion with others. It’s somehow encouraging to me to know that so many others share my feelings about books. I am deeply grateful for my fellow book bloggers today.