My love affair with books began at a young age, and like most love affairs it was electrifying and intense. Unlike most love affairs though, it wasn’t short lived and stayed with me through my tweens, teens and adulthood. I cut my teeth on Enid Blython, dove into the Sweet Valley series and R L Stine as I grew, read the Sweet Dreams and Christipher Pike novels as a rite of passage, discovered Narnia, Middle Earth, DiscWorld and EarthSea along the way and fell in love with Asimov, Terry Pratchett and Kamila Shamsie before I graduated college. Somewhere along the way I read every single book written by Agatha Christie and added her to my growing list of favourite authors, along with Victoria Holt, David Eddings and Anne Rice.
You could say my taste in books has been more then a little eclectic, but where’s the fun in only reading the same type of books over and over again?
I thought my love of books would always stay with me, and that it would help me find the time to continue to read no matter how busy I got.
Then motherhood happened.
The love of books stayed with me, but time to actually read? That’s about as abundant as unicorns and leprechauns in the coat closet.
I know, I know, when you are passionate about something you make the time to do it and all that, but there’s only so many things I can make time for after all. Any free time that I do get is spent writing, blogging, working out or watching a movie or two with the husband. I still read of course, it’s just shorter things and not entire novels.
I miss reading, I really do. My reading list is growing longer and longer but nothing seems to get crossed off. Everytime I go grocery shopping, I stop and browse through the meagre book selection they have but its always mostly romance novels (which are too sex-filled these days for my taste) or your Twilight/Shades of Grey type books which I can’t stand.
I always promise myself though that next time, I’ll splurge on a nice hardcover book (I’m a sucker for hardcovers) and make the time to actually read it.
Apparently today was the day I was going to fulfill that promise, and at Costco no less.
Today I bought a book. It was a book that was actually on my reading wish list so that’s a double win right there!
So now dear readers I will say adieu, schedule this post for the morning, close my laptop and go read my precious new book.
What’s on your reading wish list? Which book are you currently reading? Do you have something in your life that you loved doing but now just don’t have the time/energy for?