I don’t know when my love of reading began. I think it started back in first grade when I saw Sally, Dick, and Jane having adventures in that hard back book I was holding in my hand and realized that those letters hooked together were telling a story. Learning to read is like opening a door. That is when I knew that I could learn something new if I just found the right book. I’ve always loved a library.
My idea of heaven is to be locked in a library with a pillow and a box of chocolates. I walk into the library tote bag in hand and long to fill it with books by my favorite authors or new ones that I have never heard of. I love reading non fiction as well as fiction and love the self help section. The library is a wonderful place to shop for books…but they are all free.
Our local library is not large and getting a best sellers requires being put on a list so I have started using Kindle more even though I’d much rather have a book in my hand than an ipad. I find it hard to find a page turner these days. I don’t want to read just to say I am reading so if I start a book and don’t like it right away I usually let it go back unread. So I am always searching. I know book tastes vary and we all won’t like the same books. For instance I know a lot of people who love historical fiction but it’s not for me. I like contemporary books although I love time traveling books or those with an excellent story despite its setting.
So I am asking you my friends, What do you recommend? Have you been lost in a good book lately? I read all the Patterson books because they are easy reading, go fast, and are just intriguing enough to keep my interest.
I just finished Apart at the Seams by Marie Bostwick.
It was the usual light reading but I loved the way she wrote comparable to Debbie Macomber.
I also just finished The Girl Before by Rena Olsen.
I truly enjoyed this one as it went back and forth to tell the tale of a girl who was abducted at six and never remember any other way of life except that of her captors and their business of human trafficking.