“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~Charles W. Eliot
“A house without books is like a room without windows.” ~Heinrich Mann
We are a book reading family over here. I may even have a little addiction to buying books. My husband is in the process of building a large bookcase with a window seat in our family room. I’m so excited!
As much as I love buying books, I find that the Kindle is much easier on my eyes for bedtime reading. They seem to get fatigued much quicker when reading from a book.
I just love to see my kids reading a book instead of being in front of a video game or a movie.
I have a book reading goal for the year. So, I am always looking for good book suggestions.
On facebook, A Bowl Full Of Lemons (http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Bowl-Full-of-Lemons/180126692003060) recently shared this great site called, What Should I read next? She referred to it as Pandora for books 😉 I thought it was so awesome that I wanted to share it myself. You enter a book you like and the site will analyse their huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next. Simply type in a book, author or ISBN. Check it out here: http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/?
How cool is that?!
I’m putting together a reading list and book club for my kids this summer and I think this site will be very useful.
What’s on your summer reading list? I still need to buy my books for June – I’ll be using What Should I Read Next? but would still love any other suggestions you might have for me. This is what I read for May: (https://baconandkids.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/may-reading-list/)
Happy Reading to you! 🙂
P.S. Here are a few more nice quotes about books:
“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” ~P.J. O’Rourke
“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” ~Paul Sweeney
“That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.” ~Amos Bronson Alcott
“A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.” ~Jeremy Collier
“Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.” ~Jeremy Collier