Livingston Loves Lit: For the Love of Books

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I don’t remember that moment when marks on a page became words, when words became stories, when stories became new worlds. It surprises me that I don’t remember since reading has always been the thing I love to do. Every single report card from elementary school remarks on my voracious reading habit. That love of books has led me to writing my own stories, to using my own words to make sense of the world around me. On average I read about a book a week. If somebody tells me that they don’t have time to read I am confused. What does that even mean? It’s like not having time to breathe. So, on this Valentine’s Day, a day where we celebrate love, I thought I’d share some books that celebrate the love of reading:

“So Many Books, So Little Time- A Year of Passionate Reading” by Sara Nelson

“Reading Like a Writer- A Guide Book for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them” by Francine Prose

“Reading from the Heart- Women, Literature, and the Search for True Love” by Suzanne Juhasz

“Ruined by Reading- A Life in Books” by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

“The Polysyllabic Spree: A Hilarious and True Account of One Man’s Struggle With the Monthly Tide of the Books He’s Bought and the Books He’s Been Meaning to Read” by Nick Hornsby

“My Ideal Bookshelf” by Thessaly La Force

“How Reading Changed My Life” by Anna Quindlen

“Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi

“Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading” by Nina Sankovitch

If you have any to add, please free to leave a comment. I love finding new books to add to my never-ending to-be-read list.