Sunday, June 19, 2011

Book Worm

I can't even remember the first time I realized I loved reading. I always remember having a book with me at all times no matter where I went- yes a little odd I know but maybe it was a security thing not to sure. However I can recall grocery shopping with my mother and I'd be reading as we were walking the aisles (this would heavily annoy her because I was clearly NOT paying attention to where I was walking... I'm pretty sure I broke a few things from bumping into them on accident.. " clean up in aisle 10!"). I would read such classics as The Babysitters Club, The Narnia Series, Goosebumps, and then Fear Street.

Okay so maybe the word classic isn't exactly the right word but to me these books were what defined my childhood. No worries I have moved on to other true classics. One of my favorite books of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird. I named my two dogs after the two main characters Scout & Attics.
  I love to read all kinds of books from girlie books to the serious and thought provoking books. One of my favorite episodes of Oprah's last season was when she interviewed James Frey again and talked to him about life after that epic episode where she stoned him as he James Frey put it. I can remember the exact moment I picked up A Million Little Pieces- something about those words on the pages captivated me from the first page. I know there was a lot of controversy around the authenticity of what he wrote but at the end of the day it was a moving novel and changed the literacy world forever. He followed up with a sequel called My Friend Leonard which left me sobbing on my dorm room bed.
  Since those books I've read many more books that have made me laugh and cry. I have decided since books are so much a part of me I would share what I'm currently reading and I would hope you would share some of your favorites. Since the days of crying on my bed in my dorm room I've gotten with the times and bought a Amazon Kindle which let me tell you even though Oprah put her big O seal of approval on this (and normally I am ALL over anything with the O-pproval) but the Kindle I was so on the fence. I couldn't imagine not going to the book store and getting lost in the aisles of books and smelling that new book smell. Okay that sounds weird. So I went on a limb and bought the Kindle and honestly couldn't have asked for a better device to be invented. 
  So I hope you enjoy my current read and if you have a good read please post a comment and share! 

1 comment:

  1. You need to join not just because you're such an avid reader, but because I'm on it too!.

    Also... Oprah really pissed me off when she slammed James Frey on the first interview. She slammed him all because of her nasty ego. I realized that it was that interview that made me realize that she needed to get over herself because she does not determine what is good in the world... she needs to let people decide that for themselves.