Rosa over at Talking Story with Say Leadership Coaching offers this great post called, A love affair with books.
“I am continually amazed at the power of influence a book can have on me, and its ability to have me fall in love with ideas, with stories, and with characters.”
I could not agree more, Rosa. I love books. There is something special about a well bound book. I have ADD and mild dyslexia, so I am not the best reader, but I love to find a book that captures my attention and imagination. I covet books and spend way too much on them. Much like the special connection many people feel toward Moleskines, a well crafted book is romantic no matter the topic.
Since I can remember, I wanted to write a book too. I will admit to holding my book often and feeling a sense of great joy and pride.
I love great bookstores, too. In Seattle, one of my favorites is Elliott Bay Bookstore, a wonderful independent bookstore in Pioneer Square, downtown. Please plan to stop by if you are in town. I also love other bookstores – B&N, Borders, etc. While I buy a lot from Amazon and 1800CEOREAD.COM, I still enjoy getting lost in a bookstore.
For business books, you cannot beat the expertise of 1800CEOREAD. They don’t always have the lowest price, but they care more about business books than anyone. I like patronizing places that I have an emotional connection with like Elliott Bay Books and 1800CEOREAD.COM.
My tastes run pretty shallow when it comes to fiction. I don’t have the patience for most highbrow novels. I like off-beat and funny mysteries. My favorite authors are Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry. I pre-order all their adult books.
A great book can change someone’s life. I have several books I cherish and I aspire to write books that make a difference for others.
Here are some of the folks who have written recent books I loved reading:
Put some time aside this weekend to curl up with a good book.