My name is Erica Musyt and I am a 30 year old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don't really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name one took that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them - even the ones I hated. Books are my version of "experiences." I'm made of them. I "borrowed" this quote from Zadie Smith. She's an author that was recently featured in an issue of Oprah Magazine - July 2014.
I'm a liiiiiiiiitle bit behind on my magazines. Over the weekend I was trying to catch up and Oprah was featuring books to read during the summer. I loved what Zadie had to say about books. I feel so much the same! Books, similarly to movies, allow a way to escape. I love escaping from reality, especially after a tough day at work. Curling up in bed is probably my favorite time to read. Ever since I cancelled my cable a couple of weeks ago I find myself hitting the sheets around 8/8:30 and reading until about 10pm.
When magazines write about book recommendations I always find myself cutting out the books that appeal to me. I have this little notebook that I've taped them all in. I'm about to tape in some more :) I'm almost out of room. Here are a few books I'll be adding to my notebook: I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, by Courtney Maum; An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay; The Quick, by Lauren Owen.
One of my all time favorite movies is You've Got Mail. It's all about books! Every time I watch this movie it makes me want to move to New York City. It also makes me want to own my own book store and live in the apartment above it. I'd have a little cafe, maybe a weekend jam session for local musicians, children's reading hour on Saturdays. I wouldn't sell just children's books, like Kathleen Kelly in the movie. I would sell all sorts of types. I love all genres of books. I read fiction the most ~ historical, sci-fi, fantasy, chick-lit. I also read memoirs and how-to books. Everyone so often I find a Young Adult book that really grabs me.
On my Pinterest Book Board there are tons of picture quotes about books. Here are some of my favorites.