Book Hunters in Brief #88: Bookworms

As you might guess, the love of books and reading is what drives many librarians to do what they do (well...that and dreams of unimaginable wealth and power). This week, Book Hunters in Brief salutes the mighty bookworm in celebration of National Literacy Month. Here are some great books about readers and reading:

Matilda by Roald Dahl
Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey
Again! by Emily Gravett
My Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I can imagine it may sound a little self-serving--maybe self-preserving is more like it--for people who work for libraries to advocate for universal literacy as hard as we do, but the fact is, the ability to read directly correlates to a person's prosperity and happiness. Study after study finds what bookworms know instinctively. no matter how smart or cool or plugged-in you are, if you don't read, you're only getting half the story.

Are you a bookworm wannabe, but don't know where to start? Visit Book Hunters, answer a few questions about what you like in a book and we'll get to work building you a custom reading list. It's fast. It's easy. It's FREE!

You can also pay your love of reading forward at HCPL by becoming a volunteer literacy tutor.