Book Blogger Hop: August 18th - 24th

When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don't see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table?Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books
Maybe at one point, but not so much anymore. 
Bookshelves aren't an indication of whether or not people read.

Plus not everyone enjoys reading and that's okay.


Growing up, we didn't have a lot of money and my dad was in the military  (A lot of moving).  And I'm one of 6 kids. My parents did their best to keep things relatively equal.

I did not have many books. We were vicarious voracious readers, but it was mostly through the library.

Now I have primarily switched to ereading. I have a few physical books, but they are crafting books with a few "I haven't read this yet and it's cheaper this way" sprinkled in.

However my kids have tons and tons of physical books... And we still go to the library.

(*Edit: I really should have edited this one before hitting publish. 😅😳)


  1. Yes, this exactly! We didn't have many books while my dad was in the service either--but once he retired, he grew quite the collection. I'm sure that's partly where my love for having books around came from. There could be lots of reasons a person doesn't have books in view in their home. It doesn't necessarily mean the person isn't a reader.

    Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend.

  2. We had books, but we mostly used the library. There were 8 of us. :)

    I don't judge, though.

    Have a good weekend, and Happy Hopping!!

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  3. The library was like a second home to me growing up! When I was in school, nearly every lunch break me and my friends would make a trip to the school library (we had an awesome selection at our school) -
    nowadays I read a mix of library books and e-books. I have never felt disappointed when I have not found books at someone's house, but I am always curious to know if they enjoy reading :)

  4. That's a good point that some people may be more into eBooks and not have so many print copies around.

  5. I have a tiny little problem with the library - they have this silly rule that I have to give the books back! lol. Love your answer, though :) And yes, my kids are starting to outnumber me in physical books :) I have 2,000+ on my Kindle...maybe 100 physicals?

  6. This made me think of my house growing up. My parents had bookcases in the hallway upstairs, but all the books that belonged to me and my siblings were in the basement. Who would have known we were readers? Happy reading!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
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