Sunday, July 17, 2011

Book Insanity

I just checked my bookshelf at Goodreads and my "read" shelf says in I've read 64 books in the past 14 months!  That's INSANE for me.  I never used to be a reader.  (People Magazine doesn't count.)  I guess the "reader gene" that my Mom and my oldest son have, the one I always thought got left out of my DNA somehow, was just lying dormant.  I now average 3-4 books a week and these are anywhere between 200-400 page books.  Granted, the majority are YA but I do like to mix it up with some "growed up" books too.  I even get to review them and have had the privilege to review several ARC's in the past month.  The coolest part for me is being able to interact with the authors.  It makes me feel special for like 5 minutes. 

Life is full of irony sometimes...a word my 11th grade English teacher, Mrs. Bennett told me I would never understand.  I struggled in her class - a lot. (I had her for 2 fun filled years - yay me!) One year in particular, I just didn't "get" Mythology which resulted in her failing me and my having to endure Saturday school my Senior Year.  (This was just a "few" years before Percy Jackson hit the scene making Greek Mythology fun and completely understandable.)  She also chided me many times for not being a "reader".  If only she could see me now... Who knows, maybe she can.  I could look her up on Goodreads, or Facebook or Twitter.  Eh, I'd rather get back to reading... But, if I ever decide to write a book, I might just dedicate it to THAT would be ironic. ;)

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