Originally Posted by mauld
While not sure I'd want to join a reading circle, I do love books and one of my greatest fears is being on a plane or long trip and 'finishing' a book and NOT HAVING ANOTHER!
When I took my plane ride out to Portland a few weeks back I took my one trashy romance I'd been reading and brought another... because i knew I'd finish the first one before the plane touched down in Portland. Sure enough, even with watching the in-flight movie [Hookwinked... too funny], I still finished the first book. And by the time i got home, between the planes and the train home from O'Hare, I had less than one chapter left in the second book.
As for genres, I read romances, and others, occasionally. I much prefer sci-fi and fantasy. That's what I grew up on. My parents have about 3000 books, 1/3 of them sci-fi and fantasy. I have roughly 800-1000 books [only the ones I have here are catalogued... I have about 10-12 more boxes sitting at my parent's house].
Yes, I have a cataloguing system. I use a shareware program called Readerware. Awesome program for a decent price. I also have everything sorted on my shelves by fiction/nonfiction, with the non-fic sorted by subject... then within each section, they're alphabetized. No Dewey Decimal System here... yet. When I hit 1000 in my personal collection... I may have to consider it.
I love books so much, I have been living in a neighborhood of Chicago called Printer's Row, where they used to print and bind books [the first printing of Wizard of Oz was typeset and then bound here].
Also, I love them so much, I am seriously considering going for my MLS [Masters in LIbrary Science], instead of another route for my MA degree.
I was always one of those kids who couldn't figure out why others' in my class couldn't read out loud as well as I could. I was also reading adult-level sci-fi and fantasy by 5th grade.
So, do I love books? Oh, heck yeah. And if anyone wants to label me OCD over books, I'll gladly take that. I picked up over 40 books [mostly paperbacks] at the book fair a week ago. I'm such a book fiend.
And proud of it.