Take Some Time and Read a Good Book
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How sway that I’m launching my blog on National Read Across America Day. Most people refer to the day as Dr. Seuss day, but I’ve long since graduated from reading his books and I’ve moved on to more mature literature. Today I simply want to share with you some of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year and give you some sites where you can stock up on your favorite books for cheap.
I honestly owe my newfound love of pleasure reading to my daughter. Deciding to homeschool her fueled a new love of reading for me, which lead me back to the late great Maya Angelou! To date I can honestly say that I’ve never read a book that made me cry and laugh as much as “ Even the Stars Look Lonesome.” Her writing in that book was so profound that it literally swept me out of my seat and placed me right inside the story. I felt like I was with her on each journey she wrote about.
Needless to say, once I finished reading that book, I went on a shopping spree and bought every single piece of published literature from Maya Angelou. Thanks to Thriftbooks, I didn’t have to spend a fortune either. In my first order on Thriftbooks I bought five books for under $25. The best part is that shipping is FREE when you spend at least $10.
Another great site to get tons of books for little or nothing is Bookoutlet. The first order of books I purchased from them was less than $30 and I was able to get a total of 11 books for my daughter. Both sites are great alternatives to Amazon for those who want to stock their book collection and read for pleasure all year long.
Additionally, if you’re local to DC and you happen to be lucky enough to visit Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture you will find that a lot of books by African American Authors are on hand in the museum’s gift shop. So when you visit, make sure you set aside time to visit the museum shop.
As for me, I’m excited about finishing all the books I’ve purchased so far this year. Breaking from my normal routine, I decided to join the Good Reads Book Challenge. I set a goal to read at least 60 books this year, which is lot for someone who’s running two businesses and homeschooling a child. So far, I’ve finished four of my 60 books and now I have 56 more to go! Some of the remaining books I have on my To-Read-List include:
To Sir With Love
Nappily Ever After
if Beale Street Could Talk
The Joy Luck Club
Want to win a $25 GIFT CARD from Thriftbooks.com? Comment and tell me your all time favorite book that you could read over and over again and then TWEET this blog post share it on FACEBOOK or pin it on PINTEREST. I’ll select a lucky winner from the comment section on March 25th. Happy Read Across America Day!
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