I’m on a book reading binge. I do this every year…usually around this time.
Typically, I’m a slow reader. I take my time. But right now I’m tearing through books like crazy.
Honestly, it makes my writing better. It’s part of the job. I don’t feel guilty or indulgent for sitting down to read. Plus, it’s VERY good for my kids to see me reading. It teaches them a love for books.
So, my shelf is filling up. (Sorry for the giggles…every time I say “my shelf” I think of my Grandma Relf…she was always talking about her shelf, but not the kind you put books on).
I read The Hunger Games forever ago (after I watched the movie and had to breathe in a bag for a week afterward). It was about time I read Catching Fire, the second book in the series. Fast paced. Heart attack inducing. This book was so well written. And SMART. I can’t say that for every novel I read. Collins is not only a good storyteller, she’s a good writer.
I’m waiting to read Mockingjay, the last in the series. But not too long. I’m really worried about Peeta.
After reading such an intense book, I needed something a little lighter. Plus, I wanted to know what all the fuss was in 1998 about a young chap named Harry Potter. So, I buckled after years of resisting and read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It was delightful! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don’t think my daughter’s quite ready to read it. She gets scared pretty easily. However, I caught a few theological themes within the story. Appreciated that the adults were the ones to bail out the kids. And that good and evil are so very distinct. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series!
Next up: Love Does by Bob Goff. I heard Bob speak in Chicago about a year ago. I’m curious to see what this book has to offer. It’s been highly recommended by several of my friends.
Your turn: What are you reading? What’s on your “to-read” list?