May 16, 2014

Lavender Likes: Book Talk!



 I'm a librarian and I've chosen this profession because I love books. I'm currently writing a novel and hopefully one day I'll see my own writing in print. I want to share four of my favorite novels. All of them have made a lasting impression. There are so many books that I treasure, but these have a special place in my heart. 
I like to talk about stories. I taught myself how to read at the age of four and since then I've been hooked. There's no way I will ever leave the house without something to read in my bag. I have books on my phone, I have two e-readers and I've got plenty of paperbacks and hardcovers. There's a reason I buy books besides borrowing some of them from the library. I want to support authors. Ever since I was a student and had the knowledge of how hard it is to be an author and to make a living selling books I've had the biggest respect for the profession I so much desire to make my own one day. If we don't buy books there will be no authors. That's such a horrible thought, especially in a time where people are downloading tons of books for free. It's inevitable, it happens, people steal. Still, I don't want to be any part of that, so every month quite a bit of my income goes to books.
Next month I'll be 29 and it's never hard for people to come up with presents for me. They just check my wishlists from several book stores and I'm the happiest girl in the world. 
I read books on my phone sometimes. It's especially handy when I've got to wait somewhere or when I want to take a sneak peek at my screen whenever possible. I also use my phone to write things down for my own novel. I get a questioning look every now and then, but I don't mind. A phone is a handy notepad and it fits easily in my bag, it won't wrinkle and I don't need to search for minutes to find a pen to write things down.
Do I have strange reading habits? I've bought a iron bed that looks like a couch and have put that in my living room. I've put many pillows on it to make it look cozy and that's my reading corner. I love to eat while I read which can sometimes be difficult. Eating is a lot easier with an tablet than with a paperback. I try to avoid drinking near my books as much as possible, because I easily spill something when I'm somewhere far away in story land. Last night Calvin sneaked up on me and I had no idea until he was standing right in front of me with a cup of tea. He had been there for ten minutes already! Calvin likes to talk about books, he's a reader too. We don't read the same things, but that doesn't matter. 
Before I'm making this too long. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to be able to read everything I wish to read. I'm extremely lucky with my profession and with my books. Because of the book club I've noticed how much I like book talk, so more of this will follow.

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