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The Secret Life of a Bibliophile

You’re probably wondering what a bibliophile is and as luck would have it, I’m wondering the exact same thing. According to my trusted adviser, Urban Dictionary, a bibliophile is someone who loves and loves to collect books, with a big emphasis on the collecting part, at least for me anyways. I not only love to read for the thrill of reading, but also for the books themselves. I will only stoop to kindle use during desperate times. There is just something about holding a book in your hands while reading, so engrossed in the story, that at times you accidentally hold a little too tight and bend the book, momentarily living within the pages. It’s almost as if it adds to your memory of the time you shared with the characters, or a little piece of the wisdom that you’ll carry with you for life. I’ll occasionally just run my hands along the books in my bookcase,  reliving the triumph, sorrow, or laughter that each one of them holds.

When I was little, I was EXTREMELY shy and had little interest in going out to play. I used to tell my Mother when asked, “I am shy of those” and much preferred to stay in the safety of my room with my books and the other magical realities they gave me. Now, instead of shy, I have grown into the more matured label of introvert. I would go a step further and call my self an extroverted introvert, meaning I love and can do the whole people thing, but only for a certain amount of time, and then I have to retreat to my hole, recharge and curl up with some wine and a good book.

I’ll be sharing my thoughts on books I’ve recently read and past favorites sprinkled in between. Expect to hear about all sorts of genres (fiction, non-fiction, self-improvement, magical realism, etc).

xx,

 

 

 


Currently reading: Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell

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14 Comments

  • Reply Alex

    I love books too! Definitely would love to see you share some of your favorites.

    http://adoredbyalex.com

    April 4, 2017 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply Stephanie

      great!

      April 4, 2017 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Jocelyn

    I love books. It always pains me when I have to get rid of some to make room for others.

    April 4, 2017 at 10:48 pm
    • Reply Stephanie

      agreed! that’s why i hoard them all haha

      April 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Harmony, Momma To Go

    I go through phases w reading… just read Gillian Flynn sharper objects that was reallly good i neeed a page turner!

    April 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm
    • Reply Stephanie

      Gone Girl by her is a page turner too, I’ll have to check this one out!

      April 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Stacy

    I’m an introvert bibliophile too. I love books so much I worked at a book store back in college just for the discount. Hope you have fun reading for your blog series!

    April 7, 2017 at 10:32 pm
    • Reply Stephanie

      Thanks Stacy! happy reading to you too 🙂

      April 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Bailey

    It sounds like we would have been wonderful non-friends as children 🙂

    April 8, 2017 at 2:06 am
    • Reply Stephanie

      haha glad to know I wasn’t the only one 🙂

      April 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms

    I was an extremely shy child too and I also found comfort in the world of books (probably why I have a book blog too!). Books are a wonderful shelter and not a bad code to have!

    April 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm
    • Reply Stephanie

      haha definitely makes sense! I completely agree 🙂

      April 10, 2017 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Cordelia

    seriously such an extroverted introvert over here. i was shy of all of things growing up!

    July 19, 2017 at 7:44 pm
    • Reply Stephanie

      glad to hear I’m in good company! if you haven’t, check out the book Quiet. so good!

      July 20, 2017 at 7:05 pm

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