A Brief Blog Profile: Books are my Boyfriends
by Thomas Hynes
Books are my Boyfriends is one of those blogs that I love just by the name of it. And while I know you're not supposed to judge books, I think you can learn a thing or two about a blog from its title. The author (or reader?) (girlfriend??) is Kit Steinkellner and she's only sharing the books (or relationships?) that went well. Or as she says, " I only cover book boyfriends I had good relationships with. If it didn’t work out, I kiss and don’t tell." So basically, if she doesn't like something, you won't read about it on this blog.
One recent relationships was with "Cowboys Are My Weakness" by Pam Houston. She rightly points out that the book is just as sexy (and smarter) than "Fifty Shades of Handcuffs and Sex or Whatever." She also read (and dated) "Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. But, more importantly. she even started running after reading it. It's also worth noting that she refers to audiobooks as speed dating.
After reading over Books are my Boyfriends, it's clear that Steinkellner has a great sense of humor. Scrolling through the headlines, in fact, I chuckle as she declares each publication her significant other. But, really, books do become significant parts of our lives. We take them with us. We take them to bed. We think of them when they're not around and we're often sad when it's over. But, unlike a relationship, the book can stay in our homes when finished. And, heck, there's also even the possibility of a second read.