by Sally Allen
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Griffins Warf
Pub Date: 2015
Award-winning writer and teacher Sally Allen knows that good books don’t just draw us in; they talk to us, shape us, and transport us to times, places, and minds different from our own. In Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers, Allen deftly weaves personal stories with fifteen thematized, annotated, and illustrated reading lists for what to read next. By sharing some of the treasures in her library and the secret lives they reveal, she gives us permission to embrace the shameless book lover inside each of us. Unlocking Worlds is a testament to how reading passionately—and compassionately—can unlock the world beyond our back yard. Celebrating books and those who read them, Allen shows how the solitary act of reading can be a powerful thread that creates community and connection. Thought-provoking and eloquent, Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers is a must-have for anyone who can’t leave the house without a book in hand.
My Review: A book about books. Doesn't that sound interesting? It really is something different and if you are a book lover, than you will enjoy this book. But then again, if you weren't a book lover, you probably wouldn't be reading this, right?
It talks about a love of books. The way it gives us an escape from reality. Takes us all over the place without really leaving your seat. Its basically telling you all the reasons you love to read. Then the author starts going into the secrets revealed in a library. Her passion, treasures, and its just really interesting and you'll be glued to the pages.
It'll mean something a little different to each book lover. We all have our reasons for being a book nerd. We all have our favorite worlds to get lost in. I know I always have a book on me. I take one with me everywhere I go, even if I think I won't have a chance to read it. And just in case I do finish that, I have my kindle app on my phone, that is loaded with a bunch of books to dive into.
Anywho....I really loved this book and its so worth the read.