I have worked for the past five or so years part time in a bookstore while getting a college degree and then a teaching license. While these things are working out for me in varying degrees, one thing has not changed — my love of reading.
A large part of my time is spent reading books for myself, students, and other educational purposes. It has recently come to my attention that I probably read more than the average person — I’m one of those who constantly has a book in my purse.
I also try to avoid the poorly written bestsellers that have everyone frothing at the mouth to read and/or own them. That means you, Fifty Shades of Grey. For 2013 I have decided to keep track of the books I read and to recommend some of my favorites that are generally not the ones that people read just because of peer pressure!