For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books

I highly value reading, books, and book learning. This is my bias and bent, and natural inclination as a visual and auditory learner. I love reading and lectures. This is not the inclination of everyone, even within my own family. But it is mine and I incorporate as much of these learning experiences as possible into my busy days.

My reading life is a well oiled machine of making note of titles and authors I want to read, frequent digital library downloads, the occasional book purchase, lots of reading, and recording what I've read at Goodreads.

In this series I share my love for a good story.

I walk you through my book reading system:

  • how I find book titles and keep an up-to-date list of what I want to read
  • how I access those books (lots of digital, some hardcopy) so I'm never without a good book on-the-go
  • how I fit reading into my daily schedule
  • how I keep track of what I've read

And I share my favorite books from 2017.


Using the public library (mostly for digital books) and finding good titles to read

Using the public library (mostly for digital books) and finding good titles to read

Most of the books I read are digital library loans. I also borrow hardcopy books from various libraries of which I'm a member. Occasionally I buy a digital title, less occasionally I buy an actual paper book. I keeping a (long) running list of the books I want to read at Goodreads.

Starting a book series and my devotion to a good story

Starting a book series and my devotion to a good story

Fiction helps me understand the mind, heart, and body, the life experience of "the other", in the most relatable way possible, through story. It expands my cognitive and spiritual consciousness.