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Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Reading Obsession Take Three

Ever since I could read I was a fascinated with books.  I read ahead of my grade level, so much so I had to be put in a special class in elementary school.  By the time I was 11 I was reading my older step-sister's books (she is 10 years older than me!)  Needless to say, Jackie Collins isn't exactly tween material but I loved it.  Probably about the time when boys, parties, and high school hit I took a break from my reading obsession.

When I was about 19 I had a job at the mall and on my breaks I would stroll on over to the family owned book store in the mall -they really did have a FAMILY owned book store, I promise!  I'd pick up the latest of my then sci-fi daily book obsession.  Yes, I'd read a book a day during the slow hours at work and after my social hours afterwards.  Around this point, I started running out of space to put the books.

From the time I was about 21 to recently I would read a book here and there, but not in any obsessive way. I bought myself a Nook when they first came out and I became addicted all over again.  Read as much as I want and not take up any physical space - yes please!

I'm addicted again.  I now read my books on my iPad.  I have to read something before bed or I can't sleep.  I love being lost in a different world because as a mom of three, that is my only escape from reality.  My current genre of reading obsession is paranormal romance, specifically those centered around shifters.  I mean, seriously, you can't get much more alpha male than a werewolf, right?

Some of my favorite books and authors (all genres):

  • Piers Anthony
  • Mists of Avalon
  • Laurann Dohner
  • Pamela Palmer
  • Kallypso Masters
  • Cherise Sinclair
  • Richelle Mead

I'm thinking of branching out to other genres again, but afraid I'll get bored.  There is a genre challenge going on over at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.  I haven't committed yet, but I may.  What are you reading?

1 comment:

  1. What would life be without books? No fiction for me at the moment. The power of intention by Wayne Dyer, a life changer!