Lifebythebooks is a place to think. I began this blog at the beginning of a college break when I realized that I wouldn’t have to write papers on the books I’d be reading. Beginning this blog might have signaled my transition from “Ugh, I have to write another college paper” to pure joy at the different angles I could take in my literary argument. What is more important is that beginning lifebythebooks allowed me to open doors that I didn’t feel were open before. I have always loved reading, but for the first time in my life I wanted to keep thinking about what I was reading, and not let the words simply pass me by.