What have you stumbled upon, you ask?
Obviously a blog, but more specifically a blog dedicated to book and story lovers, like myself.
Another blog on books? Hmmm. So?
I can’t promise you that this will be the most inciteful website you’ll ever happen across in your whole entire life. I can’t promise you that I am witty and full of uber-smarts and will teach you everything you never knew you needed to know. I can’t even promise you I’m always right.
But, though I am a humble newbie blogger who hasn’t quite figured out what a widget is yet, I know what I love to do and hope to share with you one or two thoughts that are rolling around in my head. (ABOUT BOOKS AND ALL THINGS RELATED). Because I promise to do my utmost not to turn this into a shallow blog where the last thing you care to read about is how many ounces of water I managed to accomplish drinking today, or how often I clip my toenails. That’s why I don’t do Facebook. Or Twitter.
Purpose of Booklearned:
Somewhere people hooked on books can explore for fun; to grow and be enhanced in the art of reading; and to find greater pleasures in the world of books they hadn’t known existed.
What You Will Find on Booklearned:
-reviews of movies and audio dramas based on books
-links to websites and videos that have to do with books, stories, audiobooks, etc.
-interesting quotes… about books
-discussions and debates about reading. BEWARE. I can be opinionated.
-fun ideas to enhance personal reading habits
I am a young woman, trying to turn a new page in the story of her life. I’ve read books even before I could read (and if you’re wondering how that’s possible it’s because I memorized them by heart and narrated the pictures). Sometimes I go through phases. Sometimes I don’t like to read and ít’s hard to motivate myself. Other times they’re my escape. Sometimes I just go plumb crazy and chow down on them one right after the other.
No, I’m not really An Authority. I’m not a librarian, am not a teacher or professor, didn’t go to college. I’m just a booklearner, since all I know has been gained through books and experience. But I thought it would be fun to create something interesting about something I love.
Genres I Like:
Fiction: The oldie-but-goodie classics; little known classics; Christian fiction; children’s literature.
I like adventure, historical fiction, mystery, spy thrillers, fantasy, sometimes romance (though I pick and choose with care).
I love books that make me feel like I’m in some other world. I like the ones, where just holding the book of an undiscovered adventure in your hands gives you goosebumps.
Non-fiction: Christian self-help, how-to’s, histories, cookbooks, arctic adventures.
I get a kick out of reading accounts of some people getting stuck up at the North Pole for years and how they survive. I read them in the dead of winter. Every other winter to be exact. I don’t know why.
I should also mention that I have OCD. Yeah, I know everybody does. But I mean I really do. And to people who have this disorder, it’s no joke. This isn’t going to be a blog about OCD, but I just thought I’d mention it because somehow it makes me not feel like I’m the only one. (Huh. Why did wordpress automatically put a link to an OCD site at the bottom of the dashboard page??)
I also like to journal, and I do volunteer reading of public domain works, so there may be a few posts on those subjects, as well.
I welcome questions or comments. But I cannot promise to respond to them.
I am just figuring out this blogging deal and learning the ropes, but I hope you bear with me and come back again soon!