It goes something like this…
I like reading books.
I get asked often what I am reading and if I like it.
I have this here handy dandy blog…
Well that works out well to just share with everyone what books I am reading and if I like them…I will suggest them.
If I read something and I really didn’t care for it much…I won’t bother sharing it. Mainly because what’s the point in sharing a negative blog post about a book I didn’t like? Seems like kindof a waste of breath.
So I will stick with books I actually would suggest
I have realized since all the Nook talk lately that the first thing everyone says when they talk about “Lending out their library” is “uhmmm Not sure you would like what I read.” I have come to the conclusion that everyone thinks that what they read is somehow not worthy, silly or in some way embarassing.
Truth be told I like trashy romance novels every bit as much as serious, deep thinking books. Sometimes I like a good mystery but not to often. We all like what we like and there is nothing wrong with the genre of reading you prefer! Just turns out I personally will read just about anything. I read fast though and often.
Reading is my escape. See if you haven’t been keeping up with my life via this blog…my life runs at about 100MPH and there are very few breaks along the way. Somehow though I have managed to keep one thing for me.
The irony of the dyslexic girl that likes to read is not lost on me I actually use me as an example often for Haley when she is in need of a “you will read well one day…I promise!” Somewhere along the line though reading clicked and it is all about escapism for me now.
I curl up every night around 12pm and lay in the dark curled up with my NOOKcolor beside me in the dark, glowing with my latest book. Sometimes I drift off within an hour…often I look up and it is 3am. I wake up every morning around 8-9am and actually require the kids and myself to read until 9:30-10am. It is the way we start our morning.
So I am going to start off raving about The Hunger Games
I kept hearing from all of my friends this was one I needed to pick up. I read the description and said “Hmmm…would I like this?” I mean the whole thought of basically a communist America in the future just seemed…out there.
But hey…B&N had a huge sale and I picked up all three books for cheap. By the end of the first one I decided I liked it enough to pick up the second. Then I just couldn’t put them down from there on out. It took me less than 4 days to finish all three. It had been a long time since a series captured my attention enough to make me try to sneak reading time in during the daytime.
Favorite things about the book:
- I love that the whole series didn’t have a bit of sex…odd in these days. And well quite often I don’t mind a little hot and steamy romance scene but think it really wouldn’t have fit in too well with the subject matter in this series.
- But see there was romance. The type that is a bit more honest than your average romance novel. The way it played out seemed a bit more real (minus the whole killing and fighting etc…). With the whole gradual real love story not playing out till the final chapters. Sometimes people don’t have those instant love affairs so often written about. So yes, I kindof liked how the writer took her time.
- I have always loved any writing that really shows that the little things we do in our life are often the things that will matter most. Whether it be just actually speaking from your heart or saying the first thing that comes to your mind…sometimes it gets you in trouble and sometimes it is the right thing to say/do. I love the honesty in that simple fact and how she managed to write a whole series around it. You just don’t know until you do it what effect it will have.
- And lastly… sounds cheesy and hokey…cause it kindof is. But the human spirit does go on and on. Even when you think you can’t possibly have one more thing kick you down often it does. Some of us have had such moments in life. The ability to come back and find happiness again…hardest thing a human can do. The truth be told though you really don’t ever forget the crap sandwich you have had given to you even if it is years later…but somehow you can turn it into lemonade that is just a bit of a sour memory from time to time. Loved her ending
PS~ I think B&N still has it on sale right now (at the time I am writing this)