Friday, September 13, 2013

For the Love of Books

Today, let's talk about something that makes me happy.


 Since I know books make so many of you happy, too, I feel like today's post is just going to be one big happy love-fest.  I've got lots of fun links for you to explore, celebrating our love for the written word.

Marilyn Monroe reading

Let's kick things off with some good news - a recent study shows that being a bookworm boosts your brain power into old age.

Audrey Hepburn reading

I am thinking this is the perfect valentine for a book nerd:

Library Card Catalog Love Note

Want to buy some?  Then click this link:

Looking for some lovely Pinterest boards dedicated to the written word?  Then check out these 15 fabulous Pinterest book boards.

Jackie Kennedy reading

Decorating with books makes a house feel like a home.  And here are 16 unique bookshelves for every budget.

Jennifer Lawrence reading

 If seeing all this reading material isn't enough to make you want to write your own "great American novel", maybe these writing rooms of famous authors will.
Grace Kelly reading
Grace Kelly reading

Take a peek at all the sweet little bookish elements in this wedding between a college writing professor and a literary agent.

Five of the coolest "Little Free Libraries" and a map you can use to find out if there are any of these where you live.

In the words of Anne Fadiman, "If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs." 

Here's hoping you find a little time this weekend to truly love a great book.  Along with a muffin.
Gone reading


  1. You always make me feel less guilty about the time I spend reading (instead of doing "important" stuff!). THANK YOU!

  2. You know, I never thought I would give up books, but I gotta say, I LOVE my Kindle. All of my library right at my fingertips and it fits in my purse.

    Hmmm.... maybe it's time to get another cup of coffee and pull that little guy out now :-)

    1. I never thought I would either, Karla, but I love my Kindle, too. It's just so convenient - and you never have to worry about paying overweight suitcase charges when you travel! :) Have you seen the new Kindle Paperwhite? I'm awfully tempted by it. MIne is the first version that Kindle came out with - complete with tiny keyboard and all. Might be adding that Paperwhite to my Christmas list.


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