During my recent trip to Chicago, I checked out the new American Writers Museum.
I highly recommend this experience to all fans and beneficiaries of American literature (and if you are reading my blog I’m assuming you are both of these!!). I found it interesting, inspiring, and even emotional.
This museum just opened in May, and I think the word is still getting out about it. I am excited to tell you more!
For my very first blog post on LesliesBookcase.com one year ago today, I wrote about why I love old books.
Before this blog, I had not read “new books” in many years because I had been working on my M.A. in English Literature, specifically studying Joyce’s Ulysses, and after that I was trying to read through my bookcases.
So for several years, decades even, best sellers and new releases were not on my radar, but now…
In the past year thanks to this blogging adventure, I have discovered how much I ALSO LOVE NEW BOOKS.
So in honor of my “blogoversary” here are 5 reasons I love new books. I apologize to my old books; please do know I still love you and plan to read you too (but maybe not as much).
I used to read one book at a time. I thought I owed it to each book to give it my undivided attention, and I wasn’t sure I could concentrate on multiple books at a time.
I’ve since discovered that reading multiple books simultaneously (what I am going to call “multi-booking”) makes me a more efficient and even a more thoughtful reader.
How can this be?