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My very own library

July 22, 2009

I’ve wanted my own library since I was about 6 or 7-years-old. I wasn’t quite sure as to how to actually do that, being a first grader and all, so it was quite some time before I actually started “building” one.

I started collecting and obtaining books I liked when I was a freshman in college. It kind of waned when I discovered how hard it was to do so since I’m constantly on the move, but I’ve picked up the pace again. I was reading a blog this afternoon and saw some I intend to get in the near future, including this one called “The Beautiful Struggle.” I’d like to own this book as well, “The Art of Column Writing” (in the link it’s a ways down, on the right).

Even though it’s “the internet age” I honestly can’t bring myself to rely soley on e-books for reading. There’s just something about having pages I can turn. 🙂 So far I have a number of page-turnable books at my disposal, and even though they’re a pain to move (so heavy!) I’m happy anyway.

Oh yeah, and I also want to own a set of encyclopedias. When I was younger I used to read the encyclopedia as if it were a chapter book, which spawned the nicknames Blissopedia and Blissionary. The latter came from my occasional habit to read directly from the dictionary as well, haha.

Got any more book ideas? The subject don’t have to be in the journalism arena.

~ Bliss

2 Comments leave one →
  1. ohionewshound permalink
    July 25, 2009 3:27 am

    Okay, so you need to climb out of my brain right now, ha ha ha 😛 I was also that kid who read the encyclopedia set we had at home from cover-to-cover because I was bored with all my other books.

    I should write a whole blog post about books. But for now: Stephen King’s “On Writing” is the best book about writing I have ever read. Surprisingly so. Anne Lamott’s “Bird By Bird” is pretty solid, also.

    And if I ever get wealthy enough (not bloody likely, considering I’m a journalist), I’m putting a two-story library in the house I plan to design. Mostly to give a permanent home to the boxes upon boxes of books I’ve been carting all over Northeast Ohio since I moved here. With either a ladder on a wheeled track or a spiral staircase up to the second story of books.

    • Bliss permalink*
      July 25, 2009 5:01 pm

      I’m definitely going to check out those books! I admit my reading has been slipping because I’m super busy, but I hope to pick up the pace soon.

      I’m a journalist as well and am not holding my breath at all on the whole wealthy thing, lol, so I’ve settled for a few nice looking bookshelves to put in an office or den. I’ll likely run out of room though, and don’t quite have a plan B as of late.

      Thanks for your comment! 🙂

      ~ Bliss

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