I love to read. And, I love books.
There was a decent period of time in my life when I couldn’t enter a bookstore and leave empty handed. I usually left with not one, but three to four new books in tow. My to-read pile grew exponentially over the years and my book collection is now quite extensive. In fact, some might say that I love collecting books, not actually reading them. They’d only be half right. 😉 I do like collecting books, too.
It has taken many moves over not so many years for me to realize just how many books I own. (I’m not going to say I have “too many,” since I don’t really think there is such a thing…but, if there were, I’d be drastically close to reaching that point.) The truth is, despite my love for books, I’ve not done a very good job making time for them over the last several years. This little section of my website is where I aim to correct that. 🙂
Here’s the plan:
I’ll share the books I read, complete with my thoughts/feelings on the book and a rating of some sort. (see below for my explanation of my book ratings) I tend to rotate through genres, topics, and time periods…though I’m sure you’ll notice a trend in my reading preferences over time.
Anyways, if you’d like to read along with me, you’re more than welcome to do so. The more the merrier, right? 🙂 I’m always adding new books to my reading list so, please, feel free to make recommendations and share your favorite books, too.
My Book Rating System:
⭐️ – Unable to finish the book and/or would not recommend it to others.
⭐️⭐️ – Finished the book but found it to be just ‘meh.’ Other people may like these books – they just weren’t for me.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ – These books are enjoyable reads. I’d recommend them to others, but do not feel the need/desire to read them again one day.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Really good books. I’d read these again and readily recommend them to others, though it isn’t necessary to keep these books in my collection.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – These books are keepers! I’d definitely re-read all of these books and will keep them in my personal collection.