In short: I started a Tumblr about books I want to read. Click here.
Me rambling on:
Even though Barnes & Noble has locations all over the city, I will still make the extra trek all the downtown to the Union Square store. It’s bright and has massively tall ceilings, and I love taking my time browsing through each floor, racking up a stack of books to take to the reading area on the 4th floor.
There are so many books I want to read, and I usually write them down or add them to my GoodReads list. But being as I love judging a book by its cover and as snapping a shot of the cover is easier than writing the title down, I decided to start a Tumblr of books I wanna read. It’s called To Read:
My favorite kinds of books weave history or places with strong characters. The kind of characters you become attached to and find yourself thinking about while your daydreaming at work. I love historical fiction, biographies, non-fiction, travel writing, mysteries…My favorites include Gone With the Wind, New York; The Novel; almost anything by Bill Bryson but specifically The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way; Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by my man Chuck Klosterman; and And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
By the way, the 1945 film version And Then There Were None is by far the scariest movie I’ve ever seen. Even though the film quality is a bit choppy, and because of film standards back then, there is no hooking up or gore at all but oh my god is it completely and utterly creepy and filled with suspense! You can watch the entire movie here on Youtube. Be warned!
I’ve also created another Tumblr of books that I’ve read, which will include summaries and opinions from yours truly, but it’s too late to start working on this one, I need to catch some Z’s. But I’m happy that the 4th of July is coming up (and that my boss is giving us a 5-day weekend after some insanely pressing weeks at work) so I’ll be getting on that ASAP because I’ve read some awesome books lately (And the Mountains Echoed, Just Kids) that I just can’t wait to write about.