In the virtual world of today, there are numerous opportunities to share reading experiences. Blogs, Goodreads, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Homepages, reviews of Amazon or pretty much any other bookseller, so what makes Louise’s Home Library different?
I began Louise’s Home Library in July 2012, revamping it in January 2013, but for the entirety of 2014, the blog was dormant. The short version is I was caught up in my everyday life; I did not even read for the majority of that year.
However now I’m back!
There are many wonderful book blogs out here and many superior writers compared to me, so back to my initial question: what makes Louise’s Home Library different?
My home library is my sanctuary of books, a place of escape, learning, entertainment, and contemplation. It is also my cave, a truly safe refuge, where the daily humdrum is stilled for a series of sweet moments. Whether an entire room has been devoted to my books or just a couple of bookcases and shelves here and there and a good reading chair in a nook, that place is home. Even if I am not reading, my home library is a place where I can be quiet or just be. In this respect, it is as much a state of mind as a physical place, perhaps even more so.
In my blog entries, I emphasize the reading experience. It is almost comparable to a relationship. Fascination from afar or love at first sight, making the book’s acquaintance, and developing a friendship or falling head over heels. Whether closing the book is bittersweet or holds the same sense of victory as a tetanus shot, the book and the experience of reading it stays with me as a memory and becomes a piece of the puzzle of who I am. Louise’s Home Library is where I share reading experiences.
I am out of hibernation and I have plunged into the wonderful world of books again. I look forward to reading, writing, and above all sharing my reading experiences with you. I hope that you will join me and share your reading experiences too.