The things I’ve read

I’ve always been a reader. Books, words, writing have all been a part of my DNA for as long as I’ve been aware.

Third grade, I remember I pilfered some book my sister (at that point a freshman in high school) was reading. It was about anorexia and I remember I told my Sunday School class about it at prayer request time.

There was also some book called Don’t Hurt Laurie that I read and Laurie had to put up with some shit. She had an abusive mother and a clueless stepdad.

RL Stine scared the piss out of me in sixth grade. I never got any of those books at the bookslibrary or anything like that – I’m unsure why. Probably I was too scared. The one or two that I did read I think came from friends or something similar. I know my mom never would have allowed me to buy them.

There always seemed to be so much to read when I was younger. So much that I would love and get lost in. Like the TV Kid, I think it was – he gets bitten by a rattlesnake under a house and makes a tourniquet. There were other things that happened in that book but I have no clue what they are.

Now? Not so much.

I mean sure, there are classics that I haven’t read and they will perpetually be on some mental list that I gradually check off.

But there is a fundamental thrill of losing myself in a story that I have apparently lost. Once I could devour a story, live in the universe and befriend every character numerous times.

I don’t have that anymore.

Any suggestions? I am currently plowing through the Song of Ice and Fire series as it is now – just so that I can say I did it.

4 thoughts on “The things I’ve read

  1. Yes, what kind of books do you like to read? I can probably suggest a few series. I loved the R.L. Stine in school and actually had to go to the counselor’s office over a R.L. Stine type book, LOL.

  2. I hit a slump after being so enveloped by school and wifely/mom duties. Even when I tried to read a book I just got distracted or ended up a few chapters in only to get busy with other things and leave it for months.

    It definitely helps to have a book you don’t want to put down. I like sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, mysteries, and classics. I picked up a Ted Dekker book I’d never read and finished it quickly. Then I jumped into a Tom Clancy book which is a little different for me. I’m actually enjoying it!

    I’m still much slower getting through a book than I used to be. I used goodreads now to keep up with where I am and look for things to add to my list. I love it!

    Found you on the Bloggy Moms FB post BTW. ^_^

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