For the Love of Reading

I got the love of reading from my mother.  From as far back as I can remember my mom has always had a book.  I didn’t understand it when I was little but it seemed to make her happy.

She introduced me to the joy of reading when I was a new teenager, so 12.  I was going to spend the weekend at the lake with my Mima and Papa and she handed me 3 books to read while I was gone.  They were the first three books in the VC Andrews Flowers in the Attic series.  I was hooked.  From then until now I have loved reading.  I get so lost in most of the books I read and find myself not wanting to do anything else but exist in that world until the book is over.

My love for reading made high school English fun.  I also took extra Literature classes in college because I loved to read then discuss all of the books.  I remember the classics like, Romeo and Juliet.  (I still LOVE this one) but I also remember this one book I read in 7th or 8th grade called Bless the Beasts and Children by Glendon Starthout.  I really liked this one and recently ordered it so I could own it.  The movie made me cry.

Most avid readers will tell you that the book is almost always better than the movie.  I wholeheartedly agree.  I like to watch the movies just for fun but I’m usually disappointed.  There are a few movies that I liked even after reading the books.  Hunger Games and Divergent are good books and good movies.

I absolutely LOVE to have the physical book to read.  Yes, I have the Amazon Kindle app and an Audible subscription but there is no match to having the actual book.

My most recent read was Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.  If you haven’t read it I highly recommend it.  I’m now reading The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms.  This one is on my Kindle app.  It was an April First Reads.  So far it’s really good.  I’m only halfway through it but I like it.

Do you have a love of books?  What kind of book do you like?  What are you reading now?

I’m always on the lookout for my next read!

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