I own more books than I can read. But I can’t help myself! I just keep buying and buying and buying…
I love to read. It is my favorite thing to do. It’s all I want to do in my free time. I am a four-eyed, book-loving nerd.
The older I’ve gotten, the more I have fallen in love with books. I remember exactly when it happened too. I was pregnant with the Cheese, throwing up and feeling awful 24/7. All I could do was watch T.V. and read. I read 9 books in 9 months. It was like some kind of record for me. It was the beginning of a slow building addiction.
Now I read about a book a week. I recently heard a story of a woman who read a book a day. She didn’t have any children and had lots and lots of money to spend on books. I don’t know if the story is true or not, but I’ll admit, I’m pretty jealous.
Going into a Barnes and Noble is like going to church for me. It’s peaceful. It makes me happy. And I usually learn something while I’m there.
I’ve debated recently on whether or not to buy a Kindle or a nook, but there’s just something about a plain, ol’ book. I love to feel the cover. I love the way that a book feels in my hands. I like seeing that I’ve half way through. I love finishing it and putting it up on the shelf, pointing to it and saying, “I read that.
The Cheese is a good reader. He’s a better reader as a second grader than I was as a sophomore in high school. For Valentine’s Day I gave him Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It’s filled with lots of words like “jerk” and “moron” and I realize that I am probably filling him with lots of ammunition against his little brother, but if it helps to continue his love of reading then I think that it’s worth the risk.
It seems to be working. Last night I couldn’t get him to turn off his light and go to bed. I have a feeling that the Harry Potter series probably isn’t that far behind.
I keep a running list of what I’ve read, what I’m currently reading, and what I want to read over on the website goodreads.com. (There’s a box showing my books over in the sidebar to your right.) You can check out my page and become my “friend” if you want to over here.
Now I’m hopping off of the computer because I have better things to do. Like read.