Books, Books, and More Books Please

I can never get enough books.  When I walk into a bookstore or a library, I feel a sense of wonder and awe.  I am surrounded by so many stories, so much information, and so many things that I can learn.  Where do I begin?  How can I pick just one or two books?


The book salesman should be honored, because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.  (Confucius)

Finishing a book is like leaving a good friend.  (William Feather)

Don’t judge a book by its thickness either.  (Craig Bruce)

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.  (Murakami)

Great books help you understand and they help you feel understood.  (John Green)

There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.  (Joseph Brodsky)

Once you learn to read you will be forever free.  (Frederick Douglas)


Are You a Bibliophile?

According to the Oxford dictionary, a bibliophile is “a person who collects or has a great love of books.”

You may be a bibliophile if:

  1. When you walk into a bookstore, your facial expressions resemble that of a kid in a candy store.
  2. Your friends confiscate your credit card before you enter a bookstore, for your own protection.
  3. You have ever spent time in a library just looking at the rows and rows of books.
  4. Your favorite vacation destination is the Library of Congress.
  5. You haven’t seen any of the popular movies that everybody is talking about, but you read the books.
  6. As a child you wanted to grow up and become a librarian.
  7. You have books hidden all over you house, but still feel an overwhelming desire to buy more books.
  8. The quote “I cannot live without books,” by Thomas Jefferson is your personal mantra.

If you can think of any warning signs that I missed, please let me know in the comment section.