While packing up my life for my move (bittersweet, indeed) I’m discovering that I’m possibly most neurotic about the safety of my books in the midst of all the shuffling. Are they boxed properly as to not get creased, or bent, or ripped?? What if something spills on them and they get watermarks?? It’s pretty funny actually because they are technically replaceable, yet so special to me in sentiment that I forget that I could easily get a new copy of any lost or damaged books.
Reading for 'pleasure' is really something I've come to enjoy more the last couple of years. I found that while I was in school, I could never finish the books I picked up since I usually ended up feeling guilty because there was always something I should have been studying for my classes. Some of these gems have been gifted, some were bought, some were loaned (and never returned...woops!), but regardless they are all sort of like friends that have taught me something, or shared a story, or provided a new perspective or just a good laugh. Below are some of my favorites, in no particular order. What are yours?