Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I Heart Books

I am just so tickled to have been voted onto the San Antonio Library Foundation!  I received this lovely set of bilingual children's books, which are printed in collaboration by the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, Trinity University Press and the San Antonio Museum of Art.

I have loved to read since I was very young, so promoting literacy and reading is a passion of mine.  What a great opportunity I have in working with the library!  I remember my first trip to the downtown library and how exciting it was to see the rows and rows of books - all available to me through a library card.

Another favorite memory of mine was library time at my elementary school - where they had lots of cushions and comfy chairs to sit and read.  But the most prized nook was an old claw foot tub filled with pillows!  My friend's daughter recently started kindergarten at that very same elementary school and she assured me that the claw foot tub was still in action!

I call myself a literary nerd babe because many of my favorite books are classic novels.  Try as I may, I just haven't found a modern book that I love as much as my old standbys.  I even bought the book 1000 Books to Read Before You Die to make sure I don't miss any truly important works.

A few of my favorite classic novels: To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Little Women & Sense and Sensibility.  Of course, there are many more and I definitely can't write this post without mentioning The Count of Monte Cristo or Gone With the Wind!  I'm still looking for some nicely bound, yet affordable copies of these two.  The three leather bound books in the middle are by Easton Press.  I try to buy these on Ebay because they are a little expensive, but I would like to own nice copies of my favorites, so I will splurge.

What are your favorite books?  Do you appreciate classics or are you more of a NY Times Best Seller fan?


  1. I am a total sucker for leather bound books and old vintage covers. I am so guilty of buying some books for the cover.

    1. Me too! They just don't make them like they used to...and I hope they won't stop making them altogether given the popularity of e-books.

  2. Books definitely ARE happy. Congrats on being voted onto the San Antonio Library Foundation! :)