Hey good people. I’m Nicole. Grab a warm drink, your comfiest chair, and let’s get to know each other. Me first…
About the Site
Old School Reads is where we celebrate books that have stood the test of time. If you’re envisioning dusty, smelly leather-bound books. Ominous library isles. And scowling librarians, you’ve got some imagination there partner. We could use more minds like yours around here.
I promise you there will be no smelly, dusty or insufferable books. No spooky libraries, though I reserve my right to share bookiish photos on Pinterest. And there will be no finger-wagging librarians. Just cool people talking about cool books.
What is an old school read?
I just made it up. Or at least I think I invented the term, until someone tells me different. Old School Reads is a term I use to describe a book, magazine, or other work published 25 or more years ago that still shocks, enlightens and/or entertains.
There’s a good chance you’ve read or at least heard of:
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Yep, you’re an Old School Reader and you didn’t even know it. These classic books only scratch the surface of the awesome old school books that are available to us.
You can expect book reviews, bookish debates, and solutions to your bookworm problems. You can also expect book recommendations and book themed products, hand curated just for you.
About the Curator
I’m Nicole Robinson, a Dallas freelance writer, insatiable reader, and chronic ponderer. I’m also a legal professional, mother of two, and wife of one. When I’m not working or kicking it with my family, you can usually find me eyelashes deep in a book.
I was inspired to start this site after reading yet another lame ebook. Not that I’m down on ebooks or new releases. In fact, you’ll find plenty of posts about new books on this site. The deal is that I want to find books that are still remarkable years after they were published. You know what I’m saying?
I enjoy a mix of fiction and nonfiction. For fiction I enjoy reading older bestsellers like Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and William Paul Young’s The Shack.
My first love is personal development books. If you take a peek at the top of my bookshelf, you’ll usually find books about business, positivity, faith, parenting, marketing, interpersonal relationships, communication, and the list goes on.
Where do we go from here?
Here on Old School Reads we’ll be discovering great old books together. That means I want to hear from you about what you’re reading, what you’re loving, and even what you don’t love so much.
There’s plenty of room for newer books, too. For example, Seth Godin’s “Linchpin”, Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers”, and Greg McKeown’s “Essentialism” are destined to be old school reads.
Thanks again for stopping in. Let’s get started.