We were pretty much opposites but somehow when I was able to strip away all my superficial “must haves” I was able to see that he possessed all of the really important things. It’s okay with me that we don’t sit in bed to read together or that he doesn’t want to throw a dance party every time a book shows up in the mailbox because he never complains for real when my books are overtaking our apartment, he remembers my favorite authors and he really respects my reading time and what it means to me. I always get people that are surprised that I could marry someone who never reads EVER because of how HUGE it is in my life but it just WORKS for us somehow!(It helps that he is smart enough to not be one of theeeese people). Even though we dated for 5 years before we were married and he KNEW this about me, I did wonder how he would be able to handle it 24/7.He wore sweatpants and basketball shorts all of the time and I would never have ever been caught dead in sweatpants outside of my dorm (seriously, if I could have worn a dress playing intramural soccer I would have).
The idea for this post all started from a gchat I sent Estelle after a #booknerd hashtag was going around.
I felt like perhaps it was inappropriate but that I would share it with a dear friend.
Some of the popular groups featured included the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club When I have been limited in my ability to leave the house it can seem hard to connect with other readers out there in the same way I would if I was browsing at my favorite bookshop, chatting with the library staff, or going to a local meetup for writers or readers.
Fortunately we have many book-related podcasts to choose from, such as any of the “25 Outstanding Podcasts for Readers” listed here on Book Riot.
This often means no libraries, no bookstores, and no book club.
With ebooks and home book delivery from online retailers, one is never at a loss for accessing books.
This is just one way that libraries reach the homebound.
Online book clubs are another way that libraries reach the homebound. For example, a library will email you excerpts of a book at the beginning of the week and discussion prompts later in the week.
But obtaining books is perhaps not the biggest challenge for those confined to their homes.