You probably found this site through the Book Bingo group on Facebook, and are wondering why in the world I chose “bibliophage” as the name of this website. As I mention on the main page, a “bibliophage” is a “devourer of books.” Some of us may already read books at a pace that baffles our friends and family. Some of us may just be re-discovering our love of books after a hiatus (things like college tend to eat a lot of our time). Some of us may be new to this whole reading-for-fun thing. If you’re already devouring books, great! You’re going to be a wonderful example and resource for those who need a little guidance on finding books to love. If you’re still a devourer-in-training, great! You just found a priceless community of readers who have been in your shoes.
Whatever stage of your reading life you’re in, you probably realize that there are too many books and too little time. I built this community in hopes that we will work to encourage one another and those in our personal circles to read more books and introduce diverse perspectives into our lives.
You may be wondering “How does this whole thing work, Kacy?” Well, the community of Bibliophage is on Facebook, where we collaborate and share books we love. We are working through the Book Bingo card together, which you can learn all about here, but we talk about all things bookish. If you aren’t into the Book Bingo thing, that’s cool. You’ll still have a lot of fun in our community, and you might even find your new favorite book there.
What about this website? What’s the point? Throughout the year, I will share curated lists of books that fall under each Book Bingo category. These will include books that I have read and ones that the bookish community has suggested as excellent reads. I’ll also share printables, like bookmarks, book organization sheets, hangable artwork, etc. Occasionally, the community will participate in challenges like NaNoWriMo and bookstagram.
Above all, Bibliophage will be a community of people who love books and want to share them with people all over the world.
Community Question: What stage of reading life are you in? What book kindled (or re-kindled) your love of reading?
Side Note: Amazon has a deal going on right now for books! Get $5 off a $15 book purchase here. Woo hoo! I just picked up A Reason for Hope by Natalie Cravens and Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.
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