Bibliophobic? I am at a spring craft show at the most affluent school in our city, selling six my self-published books, and people veer completely away from my booth like they are deathly afraid of books. It’s almost comical.
I am the opposite. Books draw me to them. I am compelled to buy another book, even though I have stacks and stacks of unread tomes at home.
So do people read as much today? A statistic I need to research.
Many do. I see them in airplanes, in the park and on buses. So what about these people who won’t even make eye contact with me? I wonder.
Books have always been friends. What’s your thoughts about books?
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Larada Horner-Miller is a poet, essayist and accomplished multi-genre author who holds a bachelor’s degree in English, with a minor in Spanish and a master of education degree in Integrating Technology into the Classroom. She is the accomplished author of six award-winning biographies, historical fiction, memoir, and poetry works plus three self-published cookbooks.
Her sixth book, Coronavirus Reflections: Bitter or Better?, is available in paperback and four e-book formats. Larada offers the reader the opportunity to look back at 2020 and the global pandemic through her prose and poetry through reading, then reflecting and responding. She addresses all the emotions she felt during this overwhelming time and leads the reader through to a self-access: bitter or better?
Her fifth book is the authorized memoir and biography of world-renown square dance caller Marshall “Flip” Flippo. Just Another Square Dance Caller: Authorized Biography of Marshall Flippo is available now in hardback, paperback and four e-book formats. Recently Just Another Square Dance Caller won two awards: Book Excellence Awards Finalist and Silver award for eLit. Book Awards.
Another recent book of hers, A Time to Grow Up: A Daughter's Grief Memoir has won many awards including being a 2018 Book Excellence Awards Finalist in the Memoir category at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards and a 2018 Independent Press Distinguished Favorites Award in the Memoir category. Horner-Miller has also been a past national presenter at the Women Writing the West Conference and is currently the creator of Memoir Workshops for others who want to share their family’s legacies through words.
Larada and her husband, Lin, enjoy being nestled in the mountains above Albuquerque, New Mexico, near the village of Tijeras. When not writing books, this passionate, energetic, and enthusiastic woman loves to spend time kicking up her heels at square dancing gatherings, traveling, knitting, and reading.
As co-manager of her family’s southeastern Colorado ranch, she enjoys spending time exploring her family’s historic ranch and reminiscing with her brother and his children about their mom, dad, and granddad.
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45 thoughts on “Are A Lot of People Bibliophobic Today?”
Hi! I love to read and have more books than I will ever be able to read in my lifetime! 😉
Seriously? They veer away from u? That is hilarious! I would be drawn to your books. And HI!
Hi 🙂 I think a lot of folks are reading on ipads, kindles, etc these days. I sometimes wonder if these younger folks even know what a real book is. I love going to the Goodwill store near me, there are tons of hardbacks & paperbacks, many new or used in good condition at good prices. I have books all over my house. Truth be told, I actually prefer the printed word, I like being able to hold a book in my hands, turning actual pages at my own pace, admiring the cover art & perusing the blog on the dust cover. If I saw you at a craft fair with piles of books in front of you, I’d be over in a heartbeat!
You are my kind of reader! I love books in my hands!
Hello, checking out your blog.
Congratulations on being named as Finalist in the NM-AZ Book Awards. Way to go! By the way – HI!
Hi! Reading is like breathing, wouldn’t you say?
What an odd response! I’d be clamoring to get to the desk!
HEllo. I love books. They help me so much.
Hi! I love books! I encourage my grandchildren to read books instead of kindle books a lot..
The response shocked me.
Hello, I don’t understand it, my friends have to drag me away from any and all books.
Maybe they are on a really strict budget which they know they will fail to follow if they go to the book table so they stay away.
Most of my life I veered away because I was more into movies and TV. Once I finally pushed myself to give a book a real try, I can never put one down. Now I prefer books over movies and TV. But I think most people feel books are entertainment of the past such as radio is now compared to TV
Hi, I love books. Because of my eye sight it is better for me to read on an ereader, but I still have physical books that I love and will never give up.
Hi, I love books and would have made a bee line to your booth. Because of my poor eye sight it is easier for me to read from an e-reader, but I still love and have physical books.
I LOVE reading.
That is so hard to believe. I see so many people reading. Books are an integral part of my life.
Just saying hi. Entering black Friday give-a-way
Thanks for stopping by!
I read many books on a weekly basis. Not too people do that any more.
I too go running towards books. Books have always been my friends and I always encourage my children to take adventures between pages as well. Though I do know a few people that act like reading is a form of torture. So sad. They are really missing out on so much.
Books have always drawn me to them!!
Just wanted to drop by and say Hi! I love your website & your blog. 🙂
Hello to you. Thank you for your interest. There will be more blogs coming. I took a break, but I will continue.
Just crazy , I always loved reading and I knew all of the librarians by name and they all knew me. Couldn’t keep me out of the library or away from books if you tried lol.
Hi! Books have always drawn me to them and will always continue to do so. So many people are technology driven that their research constitutes asking Google and that’s it.
Hi…I don’t understand how a person doesn’t like to read. I love books…I love big old dusty books!
Hi! Thanks for the giveaway.
I’ve read books before I could walk straight! Mom used to give me a book and I would be quiet unless I didn’t know a word. Needless to say, it was easy to have peace in the house once I figured out how to sound out the words for myself!
I love holding a book too! eBooks are handy but just don’t compare to the real thing
I love books! I love the feel of them, the smell of them and the hours of pleasure they give me.
Hi. I love books, paperback are my favorites.
Hi. I love books and would definitely go to your table to look at your books.
Thank you, Julie! I appreciate that!
Hi! I love books!
Hi, I’v got many books. Prefer to read books but much easier to carry a Kindle or cell phone.