Books are among my favourite things in the whole wide world. I love them! I cherish them. They have shaped me and my life in ways I could never begin to explain. Reading is my favourite pastime and a deep love of my life. I was once quoted in a national newspaper as saying, “One day I realized I was going to die before reading all the books I want to read.” Damn, girl.
I love Ramit Sethi’s book-buying rule: “If you’re thinking about buying a book, just buy it. Even one idea makes it worth it.” I have yet to adopt this habit, mostly because I’m on a saving money streak lately, but I love it in theory. I love what it represents.
So today, I’m coming up with my own book-related rule: when in doubt, books. This just popped into my head and I’m already thrilled. Here are some examples of how I hope to apply this rule (or am applying it already!):
- If a loved one is sick, bring them books that you’ve hand-selected for them based on their interests
- Anytime you have to get a gift, get a book of some kind
- If you’re feeling off and kind of existential, read a light, happy book
- If you’re not sure what to watch on Netflix, read a book
- While eating, read a book
- If you want to get out of the house, go to the library or a bookstore
- If you’re interested in a new topic, go get a book on it
Am I too crazy about books? I think not. I think I’m just the right amount of crazy about books. Especially since Marie Forleo’s new book just came out last week, and I get to pick it up from the library today. See? The right kind of crazy.
Do you have book-related rules? I would LOVE to hear them. Pop them in the comments below! Until then, I’ll be reading. Ciao!