Joined Friday, March 03, 2006
Home page bookishjudith.blogspot.com
I am always reading. I bring books to read in checkout lines. I bring them to seminars to fill in gaps. I often read more than one book at a time. I get them from everywhere: used and new book stores, library sales, thrift shops, friends, order online.
I love a wide range of books. Sometimes, when I need a break from material that takes absorption time, I read mysteries or other "lighter" fare (some mysteries are so well-written that they deserve a different appellation, as other mystery-readers know).
Lately I have been picking up books that (gasp!) I don't intend to read. This is different for me, although I know it is common for many bookcrossers. I pick them up from thrift shops or elsewhere if I think they are in good condition and are of a type that is generally popular. That's why you might see a number of romances in my registered list - I don't actually like romances. So the point is that looking at my list of books won't necessarily tell you what I like. Reading my reviews - of the books I do read - will.
Although I get along in this world and can think of few things I enjoy as much as a good conversation, I am at heart a loner, and as I get on in life I am finding less need to engage in forced relationships. In other words, I no longer feel obligated to "work on my social skills" when I'd rather be reading.
Many of my books are listed as "available". If you see one you like and let me know, I would be happy to send it to you. If you're in the U.S. I am likely to pay the postage. I don't need anything in return.
I also belong to paperbackswap. If you are a member I'd prefer to send books through there but a friend-to-friend swap doesn't earn any credits. Just so you know.