Saturday, April 2, 2011
My B word for today is books. I know, very original. Books have always been my favorite part of life. My pleasure. Maybe even my obsession if you will. When I was taking classes at the local college for a few years, I let my book reading go. Boy did I miss it! My absolute favorite thing to do...if it ever gets warm enough..is to sit out on the deck in the warm sunshine and read a good book.
I have always been partial to murder mysteries and Christian fiction. I am not into the "Harlequin romance" or the scary and weird type of books. I used to read Stephen King but that was in my teen years mostly. After I read the book and saw the movie "It", I decided it might be time to move on to something a little less scary.
This past year I have decided to try new authors that were recommended by others or ones that I thought sounded interesting when I browsed the book store. I went through the Lee Child series of books pretty fast and really got into the Hunger Games series. My old favorites are James Patterson and Karen Kingsbury.
I have also gained an interest in books on history. Weird because I was never that interested in history as a kid. I just bought a book on women writers like Louisa May Alcott that have been part of our history. Since I have started in this writing craze, this book looked really interesting. It's funny what can catch your interest when you go browsing.
So, as long as I still have my eyesight and Borders keeps sending me those darn coupons, I will keep my reading habit for a very long time. Nothing like a good book to curl up to. I would encourage you to try some new authors this year. There are so many good writers that have yet to be discovered by you. Happy reading!