Since the inception of carp(e) libris reviews, I’ve had to come out of the closet with my reading habits. When I first told family and friends about my plans to review books, a common response was, “Yeah, but you’re going to have to read a lot of books to do that.” Little did they know.
Now that the blog has been up, I often get the question “Do you really read all that?” Yes, I do. I read a lot before the blog, and now that I have carp(e) libris reviews, I finally have an excuse. I read every last book you see reviewed here, cover to cover. The scary part is, I read more than what you see listed here. In fact, I started reviewing books on my other blog dkMommy Spot, and I still do reviews and giveaways there as well. Then there are the books I got for Christmas, the herbs and natural remedy books I read for dkMommy Spot, the magazine subscriptions that come to the house, the cereal boxes, etc. (You can see a lot of those at LibraryThing.)
I suppose now you’re wondering how I have time, especially if you already know I have a little boy who is almost two, and who refuses to sit still for more than 24 seconds, which as far as I know, is the record. I think in the past two months I have probably watched about 20 minutes of television. Once I surfed through the pro wrestling matches and the Spanish soap operas, I turned off the set and went back to my book. (Incidentally, if you’re looking to break the t.v. habit, have I got the book for you **plug-plug** – I’m giving one away April 2, 2008, on dkMommy Spot.)
To me, nothing is more beautiful than a big pile of unread books. If there isn’t a book within reach, I feel out of place and awkward, and in my opinion, there’s no such thing as too many books or too much time to read.
Funny thing is, if you’re here on this blog, I probably don’t sound so odd to you. I’ll bet you’ve been reading this whole post thinking, “That’s just how I am!” I’m glad you’re here. There’s this book I’ve been wanting to talk to you about…