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Confessions of a Book Slut

I love books. I love the way they feel, I love the way they look, and I love the way they smell. I never want to read a book on a Kindle or an iPad. I just love books. I love getting into a book to the point where you absolutely can’t wait to finish it yet you never want to put it down. I was part of a book club once, but I quit because there are too many good books and too little time to have someone else dictate my reading choices. Upsides were great food and wine and I did get a date out of the book club, but then it didn’t work out so it probably would have been awkward to go back to book club anyway.

I also love libraries. When I first moved to Boulder and I had time to kill between looking at apartments, I stopped at the library. I knew then that I had moved to the right place. The main branch is beautiful, modern, and huge. At that time it even had a coffee shop. Now that we have moved I am not as close to the main library but I am about a mile from one of the smaller branches, which is fine because you can have the library collect your choices and gather them for pick-up at any branch you want. I was pretty positive Dan and I were going to eventually get married pretty quickly after meeting him but it was solidified the night we were sitting in bed, browsing the library site for books we wanted to place a hold on. I passed the laptop to him so he could log into his account. Since it was my computer, the cookies didn’t know his account number. No worry. He had it memorized. My heart was aflutter.

Anyway now that we are finally about to get married, I am really excited about the wedding but I am also excited about our trip back east for the big day. I am not I repeat I am NOT bringing any work. I might maybe bring my laptop but that is a STRONG maybe, leaning toward no. I am going to use the long plane ride to READ. When I am getting ready for bed in the upstairs guestroom while Dan is sequestered from me in the downstairs guest room (Don’t ask. It’s my parents’ rule) and my sister can’t stay over because she has to work the next day I am going to leave the light on as long as I want to so I can READ and I cannot wait!!

Reading List
Green River Running Red, Ann Rule (I LOVE LOVE LOVE her. She writes true crime mostly about girls and women getting murdered and I am usually up till 1 and 2 in the morning reading her stuff because it is impossible to put down!!!)

Animal Vegetable Mineral, Barbara Kingsolver. I have been wanting to read this one since I saw Kingsolver give a talk at the Festival of the Book at Duke (blech, I can’t believe I said Duke on my blog but that’s where the Festival was, what was I supposed to do, boycott the BEST FREE LITERARY EVENT EVER ? I think not) in 2006. This is about how she and her family committed to eating local for a year.

How to Be Single, Liz Tuccillo I think this is fiction, I am not really sure. I liked the cover, the book jacket and the first couple of pages. It looked funny/interesting.

Juliet, Naked, Nick Hornby. I have pretty much loved all his stuff. He is really funny. I can’t wait to get into this one.

Open, Andre Agassi. You know what this is unless you live under a rock. Looks intriguing and I heard it was good although I don’t remember who told me that. I read a few pages of it in the airport bookseller a few weeks ago and decided I would like to read it someday.

A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore. I read one by her called “Anagrams ” or “Who Will Run the Frog Hospital” (or maybe both? I can’t remember) in like the ninth grade and I forgot all about her and then I saw this and remembered how much I enjoyed her other stuff. Don’t ask me what I liked about it, it was so long ago, I just remembered it was good.

Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer. I really liked his book “Into Thin Air” so I think I will like this one even though its about the military which really never has held my interest before. Still though, he is a good story teller and it seems like an intriguing expose.

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  1. You know we are soul sisters this way….yes on the books not kindle etc, yes on the library. Especially yes on the library. I became a librarian because I loved them so much. It was sad to realize it was the books and the space I loved, and not the minutiae one must do as a librarian…
    I love Kingsolver, but didn’t love animal mineral… One of those I wanted to love, you know?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Pam.

    I disagree with you. You are most definitely not a book slut.

    You have discerning taste in crime novels and chick lit, though you are a bit less choosy when it comes to Nick Hornby.

    Dan

  3. 1. I never heard of “Open” before. Is Andre Agassi actually interesting?

    2. I love libraries, and books, but I am open to the Ipad, if only to read comics on.

    3. LEAVE THE LAPTOP AT HOME. Seriously. At home.

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