Sunday, April 18, 2010

Do You Read?

I love to read. From as far back as I can remember, I've always love to read. My mom can probably still recite The Little Red Hen from memory because that was my first very favorite book. I've loved reading since before I could read!

I've had many favorites through the years. I loved Judy Blume books in elementary school. I read all of Stephen King's books in Junior High and High School. I even read the required summer reading books and loved most of them as well. Jane Eyre was a favorite, as was To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men. Other favorites that come to mind are Don't Stop The Carnival by Herman Wouk and Wind From The Carolinas by Robert Wilder. Recently I've devoured Rick Bragg's books, I think I've read every single one. I also enjoy John Grisham, Pat Conroy and Michael Crichton.

With three small children I haven't read as much as I've wanted to in the last few years. But, I have made a renewed effort to begin again. Except for the Olympics I haven't watched an hour of TV in the past 6 months. I have also cut down my computer time quite a bit too. I'm using this time to read and it is SO much better than vegging on the couch! Last night I finished one of the latest books written by Randy Wayne White. He is a fishing guide in SW Florida and I love reading about the adventures of his characters in a setting familiar to me.

I've also tried to add educational books to my list. I am going to start Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell soon. I think Sowell is one of the most brilliant men on the planet. I loved reading his book Black Rednecks & White Liberals and expect his book on ecomomics will be amazing as well.

I am also committed to reading the Scriptures more this year as well. They are a feast to the soul.

So, do you read? What kinds of books? Who is your favorite author? I'd love to add to my list if you would share!


The Crazy Coxes said...

I LOVE to read. Although I don't have much time, I always havea book going. I really enjoy reading historical fiction. I don't read a lot of "pulp" fiction - those books you find in the grocery store. I love books!

Natalie said...

I am with you, I love reading. I kinda put it on the back burner for a while but I have picked up quite a few books in the past 2 months. The Library is becoming one of my favorite places. My problem is that with all the reading I have to do for school, reading for fun consists of Christian love, I have to stay sane somehow right?

Joy For Your Journey said...

Many of the books you read, I have read also, except Stephen King. I don't really like that type. I used to read all the time, but with teaching seminary most of my time is now spent reading the scriptures and books related to them. However, I have been reading Three Cups of Tea. I love that. I also read Life of Pi. I am looking for other books to read now that I won't be teaching though.