“Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.” (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)
Another year of fabulous reading is almost at an end! I was wretchedly ill on Christmas, but still managed to enjoy the day reading (and rereading and rereading) Scout’s horde of new books (more just kept appearing under the tree, I don’t know how it happened). Once she went down for her nap, I pored over the absolutely stunning illustrations of my very own Illustrated Harry Potter, thanks to my wonderful husband who tolerates and indulges in my deeply rooted obsession.
I love that Goodreads gives me a visual at the end of each year showing which books I’ve read. If you’re interested, you can see my Year in Books here–not counting, of course, the scads of pictures books I’ve read aloud all year. Let me tell you, folks, I’m getting pretty darn good at Fox in Socks.
Here’s to all the books that will change our lives in 2016!
Yay for a fabulous reading year!!! Boo that you were sick on Christmas. I hope you’ve scared away the illness. I’ll have to check out the Goodreads thing. I’m still hoping to squeak in another few reads. I finished one yesterday. And today. And hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday. And who knows? Maybe I’ll spend Christmas Eve devouring another one or two. 🙂 That sounds like a perfect way to ring in the new year to me!
Yes, that sounds like a wonderful New Year’s Eve! I had to catch up and add like six more books before I could share my Year in Books, because December is always one of my biggest reading months. Hooray for books at the holidays!
I love the concept of a book having a homing device built in them, pretty cute!
Yes, that’s one of my favorite quotes! It’s wonderful to think that books know just when to show up in our lives. 🙂
Amazing, books impact our lives in so many ways and enhance our experience. Thank you for sharing the books that you’ve read and here’s to a fulfilling and mind-expanding 2016! With love, Sharon
Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful year of reading in 2016!
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead also! Sharon