Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Take a look, it's in a book...

I've always loved to read.

It's such an escape for me. Almost theraputic. I love good writing that truly makes me feel like I've stepped into another world, a world that's not my own. For a few brief pages I can step out of reality and be someone else.

Not that my reality is bad, ha! But hello, who doesn't love a brief escape?

I love books that make you laugh. I love books that even make me cry and move me. That's the epitome of a great writer. But most of all, I love books that make me think and make me want to better myself.

Lately, I've really expanded and broadened my reading due to some fabulous book suggestions I've gotten. I've come a long way since my "Baby-sitters Club" and "Sweet Valley High" days, haha!!

I've put myself on a book buying and library band though, until I read what I've already got. I'm currently reading a book and have four books sitting on my dresser waiting to be read.

With the TV shows going to be winding down soon, hopefully I'll be able to pick these books up and read. I'm not a huge summer TV person, so that should give me the time. And with the April showers, who doesn't love to curl up on the couch with a good book?? :)

You can also go to my goodreads page and see what I've read this year so far and what's on my list to read!!

This is such an awesome way to keep track of your books and to get great suggestions!

What are you reading right now?? Any suggestions you have yourself???

Disclaimer: And my apologies if you have the reading rainbow song stuck in your head now, ha!


Rebecca Jo said...

Sweet Valley High!!! Wow... memories right there! :)

You're going to LOVE "Crazy love" - so powerful! I wanted to read "Eat Pray Love" but think I'll just watch the movie on that one!

Still DYING for "Water for Elephants" .... want to read AND see the movie on that one

ty said...

I LOVED Sweet Valley. I read a lot of Chuck Palahniuk (the author of Fight Club) ... twisted, crazy writer :)

THE Stephanie said...

I seriously want to read the new PW book, but I don't read at all. It never fails that every time I buy a book, I get a chapter or 2 into it, then never finish. I'm just not a reader.

Maybe I'll be able to tackle it in the summer, though, when there's nothing filling my DVR. :)

Kim said...

Wow to be honest I couldn't tell you the last time I read a book... maybe about hunting or reading to my son, but that's it. Ha. I heard about "crazy love" and how It's such an amazing book, wouldn't mind checking into it.

Kassie said...

Woo-hoo!! Sweet Valley and BSC: I'm pretty sure I've read every single one! :)

Crazy love is on my list. I really really really didn't like Eat Pray Love, but I know others really loved it!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

I've always loved to read! I read Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and the Babysitter's Club! :) All of them!!

I just read PW's book and it was good!! You need to read the Lightkeeper's Daughter. It is GOOD!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I love getting other reading suggestions! My nook lets me read so much more than I used to and I'm loving it. I just tried to friend you on Good Reads but couldn't figure out how to let me do that for you, don't know why.

and yes, that song was in my head all day long.