I’m the type of girl who will tell you like it is, sometimes regardless of the consequences. I live, I love, I laugh, I make mistakes, I cry…I’m human.
Welcome to my world of fascinating (or not so fascinating) thoughts on books. But first, let me introduce myself.
My name is Stephanie Ziegler. I am 28 years old. I worked for an exterior remodeling company for the past 13 years. I started as Secretary and rose to Business Manager. I was let go right before Christmas…huge bummer!! Since the economy is in such turmoil, or recovering depending on who you ask, I cannot find work. But I LOVE to read!!!
I read for fun. I read for enjoyment. I have been reading even more since my days are now free. So why not write down what I think of these books I read!?!
I do not know the laws on blogging about a book. I will try to cite what I can. So please do not sue me!!! I have singed up with a few publishing companies who will send me free books or advanced copies for me to review. So I will review those, as well as the books I pick to read for pleasure. I will be honest and give my best review of the books.
And speaking of reviews of books…books vs. e-books?
As fascinating and inventive the e-books are, I will choose book every time. There is nothing like the pleasure of going to a bookstore and searching the bookcases for the perfect read. There is nothing like the smell of a new book (like new car smell), and more importantly, the smell of an old book, a used book that you envision the lives of the readers before you. A book in my purse is not an added weight to me, because my purse is heavy before I put my book in it. I like to watch the faces of people in waiting rooms when I pull out my book and they try to see the cover. Lastly, is there any better satisfaction then to close the book after reading the final words?! If you’re anything like me, you like to keep your books and extend your library as a validation of the time you put into the book, as well as seeing your money well spent. To line up your books, sorting them by author’s last name, or genre or whatever classification is to your liking. Add to this the expression on your friend’s faces when they see your collection and peruse them looking for something to borrow. If you’re anything like me, you have rules when lending your books. NEVER allow the paper book cover to leave with the book. Not only is it a reminder that the book is in use, but you cannot take the chance of having someone tear it, lose it, crumple it, etc. NEVER allow the pages to be dog-eared. If I suspect that one of my friends is the type to dog ear, I will send a bookmark along with the book and a warning you would not want to disobey. I have other rules that I will post sporadically, when the situation calls for it.
Perfect example of book versus technology…when asking my boyfriend how to spell peruse, he told me to look it up on the computer. However my dictionary, a book I can hold in my hand, was in arm’s reach and I looked it up in there. It’s just easier to me!
I hope you enjoy what I have to offer, good or bad. And feel free to comment and share your thoughts on the book as well!!
Until next time, take life one page at a time!
“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” – P.J. O’Rourke