Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.
– Albus Dumbledore
Welcome, fellow readers, bibliophiles, bookworms, or any name for book lover that you may call yourself!
My name is Angela, and I am a Girl Who Reads. When I’m not teaching 4th grade, stumbling in a yoga pose, baking, or writing, you will most likely find me with my nose in a book. To be honest, you’ll find me reading before you find me doing most of those other things (minus teaching, because… bills).
About a month ago, my husband asked me a question that ultimately led to the creation of this blog. We were at dinner, and I was experiencing my usual bout of February blues. Something about the apparent endlessness of winter puts me in a mild funk between February and March. And Phil, preferring to fix things rather than just listen to me whine, asked me this question:
“What brings you the most joy?”
The answer seemed so obvious that I almost wasn’t sure why he was bothering to ask me.
“Reading.” I said, in a tone that very much conveyed: well duh, sweetheart.
“Good,” he said. “Do more of that then.”
And then returned to his pizza or whatever it is that we were eating. As if the solution to my feelings of listlessness and winter boredom could be so assuaged.
But here’s the thing….and don’t ever tell him I told you this….he was right.
After that conversation, I had the first meeting of a book club I’d started the month before. It was fantastic! I loved sitting around on a Sunday morning and discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine with a group of women.
However, I am not a bookworm that can be satiated by talking about books on a once-a-month basis. There are too many things to say about too many great books to be confined to one day a month.
That’s how Bibliofindings was born.
This will be a place where I will share my thoughts, generally in the form of reviews, about the books that I’m reading. It will also be a place, I hope, where I can read your thoughts on these books as well.
I look forward to sharing my first review with you soon!