Friday, January 8, 2010

Money for Books?

One of my favorite quotes about books is by Erasmus. He said, “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” Although I don’t deprive my self of food very often (as shown by the evidence on my hips and thighs), I certainly understand the passion (and priority) for books and reading expressed by this man. I began reading at the age of four and I haven’t stopped reading since. Whether it has been Encyclopedia Brown, Shakespeare, the Bible, or John Piper, books have had a major influence on my life. And the more I read, the more I learn - about God, our culture, and myself.


Which leads me to the reason for this blog. In many of my conversations with friends and family as well as acquaintances, I am asked, “What have you been reading lately?” and “ What books would you recommend that I read?” I am always eager to answer such questions. Sharing what I have read with others is almost as fun as reading itself. So, I decided that if I put all this into a blog, then perhaps more people would benefit. I am not under the delusion that this will become a hugely popular blog, but maybe, as a result of my efforts, I will be able to encourage others in their quest for good reading.

Therefore my friends, enjoy this blog. May it be a blessing to you. If you find it helpful, please tell others. And, don’t forget to leave comments. I want to know your thoughts as well.

I look forward to sharing my passion with you!

16 comments:

Sherry said...

Hey Jude,

It looks great. I've been working on a reply to your request for advice because I'm flattered to have been asked. But I'm not quite done yet. I'll send it to you when I am.

I am also honored to be the first commenter on your new blog. May you have many,many more.

Amy said...

Hi!

I came over from Sherry's site and I just wanted to welcome you to the world of book blogging! I look forward to reading what you have to say!

I host a meme called Read Aloud Thursday every Thursday (obviously), and if you have children and read aloud to them, you're welcome to join in. Go here to see what it's all about
----> http://hopeistheword.wordpress.com/category/read-aloud-thursday/

I love the title of your blog, by the way!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Welcome to book blogging! May you have a grand time!

Becky said...

Welcome to the world of book blogging! I hope you have a lot of fun with it :)

Becky

hopeinbrazil said...

Welcome to the book blogging world. Reading has always been my favorite pastime. Now a favorite part of the week is blogging about books and hearing other readers' opinions. I hope you have fun and don't get bogged down with other people's expectations. If you aren't sure what/how to do something on your blog ask another blogger. Most are more than willing to offer help.

Anonymous said...

i came over from Sheri's blog--LOVE your title! Always excited to find a new book blog. :)

Wendy

Kristi said...

Read about you at Sherry's blog - Welcome to this wonderful sometimes addictive world! Enjoy it!

Kristi

Carrie said...

Welcome! Looking forward to getting to know you a bit!

Laura said...

I'm glad to know about another book blog! Sherri's is great! Looking forward to reading your recommendations.

Nicola said...

Hi! I came over from Sherry's, too! Welcome to the book blogging community! Looking forward to your posts.

SmallWorld at Home said...

Hi Judy! It's about time you have a book blog! ;-)

Barbara H. said...

I am here from Sherry's. Welcome to the blogosphere. I like to discuss books as well, as read them, too. Love your blog name!

Carol in Oregon said...

"Sharing what I have read with others is almost as fun as reading itself." - Oh! I agree! My joy (in a book, a song, a poem, a photo) is not complete until someone else can share it.

I'm eager to hear about the books you have read. Thanks for joining the conversation.

Camille said...

Welcome to book blogging! it is a great community and a great way to share the passion! Glad Sherry sent me your way!

CK said...

Just started a blog myself and am planning to review Christian books, as well. I look forward to following your posts.

P.S. Have you considered joining the "Booksneeze" program? www.booksneeze.com

www.keepingupklapper.blogspot.com

Judylynn said...

Thanks, Carmen. I have applied for Book Sneeze, but I haven't heard back yet.