Monday, May 23, 2011
Armchair BEA 2011: For the Love of Reading
Who am I? I am a SAHM with two beautiful little girls who loves reading. Lately, I've been thinking that I'm a repressed librarian and that I should have gotten my Master's in Library Science instead of Information Science. Growing up, I volunteered for several years in my school library. While I was in college, I worked in the university library and my first job upon graduating was in a library.
I made my decision about my Master's at a time when the Information Science around was booming and that was where the jobs were. I also thought that it would be a good choice because technology is so much a part of our lives, that even libraries and books are affected by them. Maybe I will go back to school and get my Master's in Library Science when my girls are older.
In the meantime, I will simply enjoy my love of books and reading. At Thanksgiving, my husband gave me a NookColor as a combination anniversary/Christmas present. I love it and am slowly building up my library with books that I love and free ones that I am able to get. The free books are exposing me to authors and genres that I had never looked at before. One of the things that I love about my Nook is that it is a nice size to fit into my purse and take with me anywhere. That can't always be said of a book. While I love my Nook, I still enjoy reading books and love the feel of a book in my hands. There are several books that I have purchased a hard copy of instead of an electronic copy.
I armchair throughout the year by reading and blogging about what I am reading. My blog is now almost 18 months old. I started it as a way to keep track of what I am reading and to be more honest so that I didn't get stuck on one kind of book, but read more and explored new areas. I started following several bloggers on both their sites and on Twitter because I liked seeing what they had to say and they frequently give me ideas for my TBR pile.
Well, that's a lot for now. I'm hoping to have a couple of posts up later today about some of the books that I am currently reading and tomorrow there will be at least one review up.
Have a great day!