Reading Like a Fiend
I am a *huge* reader, have been since I was a child. I honestly can’t remember the last time that I was not beginning, in the middle of or ending a book. Even before I could read words I remember carrying around picture books and even some non picture books and leafing through them before I fell asleep. I remember a whole world opening to me though when I learned to read and I found out what the words were in “The Monster at the End of This Book” (no, no one read to be before bed, that’s another story for another day). It’s a rare night that I don’t at least read ONE page of a book prior to falling asleep. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that both of my parents read a lot so I grew up thinking reading was essential to life.
Two years ago, I decided for my 30th birthday to buy myself a Kindle. I had been kicking around the idea but I just did not like the design of the original release. However after seeing a friend’s Kindle while on vacation, I decided that I would LOVE the new one and preordered it immediately upon returning home. I really was worried that I would not like it compared to my real books and that I would find it lacking but the idea of being able to download the next book in a series on a whim rather than waiting around for a) it to be delivered or b) it to be in stock at the local bookstore is what sold me in. I like instant gratification and too often I would think of a book I’d love to read but have to wait days or weeks to get my hands on it.
It was love at first read.
Now I am proud to be a Kindle owner (I now have the Kindle Keyboard which I purchased last year) and I have been known to rebuy books that I own already in paperback because I love reading on the Kindle that much. It’s SO easy to hold. I toss the sucker in a Ziplock bag and can take it to the beach, pool or read it in my tub. I have a cover that has a light attached to it for easy night reading.
My newest found love that has to do with reading is Goodreads. Are you a member? if so, we should be friends. I have a problem sometimes remembering if I’ve read a book or sometimes I forget details from a book and it’s driving me crazy. I’ve been keeping track of books I’ve read since 2008 on here and it’s been fun to not only see how much I read in a year (130 or so, give or take) but to also read reviews and see what my friends are reading. It’s kind of like Facebook for readers.
I doubt that I’ll ever have any sort of theme here but I think I’d like to share books and book reviews here from time to time. I read just about everything depending on my mood. I do tend to stay away from fantasy and sci-fi though (I’m one of those that have not read Harry Potter yet) but it doesn’t mean that I won’t rule it out. Of course I’m always game for a recommendation so hit me up if you’ve got one!