I'm surrounded by people that have stacks & stacks of books at home, they brodart the covers, they dust them probably (hopefully?) and when they move everyone hates helping them because they have 50 back breaking boxes. I'm just not that kind of reader. BUT I AM A READER!
I've been reading since I was three, I stayed up way past bedtime with the best of them, reading by flashlight. I even read in the SHOWER...that's right, with a sandwich bag over a mass market...BOO YA.
But, I feel like my 'book person' status comes into question when it's discovered how few books I own, and that I fold corners. YUP, you heard me.
Maybe I feel a bit defensive when I work in an industry where most of my peers talk about rooms they can't access in their house anymore because they're filled with books. It feels as if I must prove my passion for books by hoarding. Well, I'm here to say that I am a book lover, I will surround myself with the stories I love for the rest of my life AND will stand proud by my small pile and bucket.
So, I may not care if any of my books are signed, I may not care about maintaining the value of the books I do have, but what I care about has remained the same from my first foray into the world of Nancy Drew...the story! My head and heart are filled with characters that have shaped who I am today.
Big stuffed and messy shelves or not...I AM READER! rawr.