Often, I do not know what to blog about, so I don't blog that often. Today, however, I was INSPIRED!
My lovely friend Cole does a weekly Book Worm post and I love love love reading it! Why??? Because, as my dear friend Tommy said the other day, I am a bibliophile. Books are my passion. I realize some people might think this is a dorky, DORKY passion . . . but I never denied being a dork! As much as I enjoy law school, the happiest I ever was in a job is when I was a supervisor at Empire Books and News in Huntington, WV
Empire is an amazing independent bookstore and I was given a great deal of freedom to create my own displays, advertise the books that I loved, host book clubs, etc. I felt HAPPY surrounded by all those books all the time. That passion has never left. When I am really sad, upset, feeling lost, or can't see beauty in the world . . . I go to a bookstore. Hiding in the bookshelves, getting lost in the pages, REVIVES me.
My mom is planning on getting me a Kindle, and while I will love it and it will be very useful for traveling and such, I will never give up old-fashion paper books. There is definitely a tactile level to my passion for books . . . the smell, the feel of the pages, beauty.