As a librarian, I necessarily spend more time reading about books than I do reading books. I read thousands of book reviews each year, but only a few dozen books. This is a mixed blessing; I am well acquainted with many authors, titles and genres, but am only deeply intimate with a limited number of books.
I was a reader long before the Internet took over the world. These days it’s easy for book junkies like me to find good books to read. Thousands of titles and authors, book reviews and articles, reader ratings and reviews are at my fingertips. This wasn’t always the case.
I love books; not just the stories they contain, but the packages themselves. I like the weight of a book in my hands, the smell of the pages; I like the crisp sound the page makes as it’s turned and the beauty of the cover art. But mostly I love the fact that my books not only provide triggers for memories both vivid and hazy of the stories I’ve experienced vicariously through their words, but also make up a timeline of my life.
We have a blog just for book lovers called Reading Addict, which can be found under the Interests tab of our home page. Reading Addict’s collection of book recommendations come from Nick, Rebecca, Laura and other library employees as they share their latest reads and give their thoughts on the world of books. We’ve also recently added occasional video segments called One Minute Book Reviews to the blog. Whether you’re a hard core bibliophile or just a casual reader, you’ll want to give us a look!