Monday, December 2, 2013

My Love Of Reading

I'm a bookworm who is okay with being labeled as one. Reading is truly something I love. One of the reasons why I love reading books is because I started early. Truth be told, I have always been a reader for as long as I can remember. However, I was somewhat forced into being a reader.

When I was in elementary school, I had a reading disability. Because of this, I went to a reading intervention class to help correct some of the problems I had. Basically, I read (and spoke) quicker than my mind could process the information. I would complete the required reading but was having difficulty recalling details because I had read the material to quickly. If you know me as an adult, you can see that that's still the case. I talk fairly quickly and tend to say things backwards or incorrectly because I'm in a hurry. However, this class and the special attention it put on reading caused me to enjoy reading more than most kids my age. And honestly, I didn't like having to go to a "special" class so I read more and more to "break" myself of the problem. Reading became easier and easier and soon I was able to stop the reading classes but thankfully, my love of reading didn't end.

I think the reason I love reading books so much is because I find it quite enjoyable as well as relaxing. If you sit down with a good book, it is as if you can go to an entirely different world, and be in a world of your own for a few hours. When you are connected to a book, you’ll notice it stirs up different feelings of sadness, joy, anger - it just all depends on what you are reading. If I find that I really love a particular book, I will finish it within a few days of picking starting.

Books can also be the source of creating memories in your life and even at whatever stage you may be in your life, reading a good book can help you deal with life quite a bit. Some of my favorite novels have taught me lessons that I carry with me daily. Some books provide short history lessons. As a stay at home Mom, it's refreshing to learn a thing or two while caring for our little guy. Keeping my mind sharp is extremely important.

I recently joined Goodreads and have set a reading goal for myself. I plan to read 24 books (or more) in 2014. I will be overjoyed to accomplish this goal as finding time to read with a one year old is sometimes easier said than done.

What books should make my list of must reads?? Suggest away, anything goes!


  1. Book lover, right here! I just wish there was more time in the day to read more.
    I think I suggested these to you, but in case I didn't, and in case you haven't read them yet:
    Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
    Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
    Both are so, so good.

  2. I'm not sure what slot I'd put it under but I highly recommend Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy. Only the first two are out atm. There are witches, so fantasy...and romance, and some history. I loved it. You should check it out and see if it something you'd enjoy!

    Glad you joined goodreads, I love it! I don't think I am going to make my goal this year, next year I'm going to have to scale down ha.

  3. I LOVE reading too. I used to read books weekly but now as a SAHM that's a lot harder to do, like you said! I'm reading Another Piece of my Heart by Jane Green right now. It's a good, easy, chick lit book.

  4. Love reading so much I got my degree in English! So many must reads:
    East of Eden
    Lonesome Dove
    Pride and Prejudice
    The Awakening
    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Some more modern choices:
    Anything by Sophie Kinsella (she's hysterical)
    The Harry Potter Series
    Also anything by Philippa Gregory

  5. I love reading, too! It's almost like breathing for me. If I go a long while without reading a book, I feel antsy.

    My suggestions are:
    Memoirs of Geisha
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    The Returned
    The Thirteenth Tale

  6. I'm a super slow reader and can easily be distracted. But if I find a good book, I'm hooked and won't let it go until I finished it.


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