“For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved books and reading.”

Hi, my name is Mary, and I’m your host here at Looks Likes Books.

Mary Emmer
Mary Emmer in Spain

In my non-book-blog life, I own and operate a travel business…..since 1984. Almost my entire adult life. Makes me feel like a dinosaur, and yes, I’m a baby boomer!

While travel has been my life-long career and is a great hobby of mine, it’s books – all things related to books and reading, that have been my favorite hobby since I was 5 and learned to read.

Seriously, I think the Amazon Kindle is the greatest invention ever! How else could I bring my entire library with me with I travel?

Book. Never leave home without it!

In addition to my travel business, and being the Chief Troublemaker here at Looks Like Books, I’m also the Mastermind of Mischief at Tourist Anywhere where I try and answer your most pressing travel questions. And last but not least I’m the Master of Possibilities at Affiliate Cents (where I write about affiliate marketing and creating niche blogs like this one), and the Director of Shopping at Loved The Gift (where I shop online for gift ideas all day long so you don’t have to).

My goal here at Looks Like Books is to inspire you to have the same life-long love of books that I’ve had. Whether you read books to become inspired, to learn something, or to simply find comfort in escaping inside the pages of a great book, just read.

Read today, read tomorrow, and keep reading and absorbing every single day.

The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go. ~Dr. Seuss

And listen to what Dr. Seuss tells us! Let books inspire you to visit other places and other times. To be transported to those places and times that you’re imagining with every word that you read. Even if you can only visit between the pages of your book!

But, you never know when a book will inspire a real visit to somewhere far away. And that’s the true power of reading. It causes you to dream. And imagine. And what you think about, dream about and imagine, can become reality when you least expect it to.

So, happy reading, dreaming, and imagining!