Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sweet Reads

Reading for fun!! Never in my life did I ever think I would read for fun. You can ask my mom, I am sure she is just as shocked.  In high school I hated reading.  I would do everything I could to not read a book.  I do not think I read one book I was required to, Cliff notes and the Internet were my friend, when I was having a test or doing a homework assignment on a book.  I probably spent more time trying to figure out books than if I actually read the book.  I mean homework was to only read a couple chapters a night. Seriously I couldn't even do that. I hated to Read. So much so that when I started taking AP classes in HS I refused to go into AP English. 
 I met my Hubby my freshman year of college and he loved reading.  His favorite is the Harry Potter series.  He was always trying to get me to read.  But I just didn't think I would like it much less enjoy it.  Fast forward through college and into our first year of Marriage about 5 1/2 years.  I still was not reading, I read my textbooks in school but that was the extent of my reading. Finally I decided to give HP a try.  The hubs was always saying it won't disappoint.  I had seen all but the last 3 movies (since the last book was two movies). So I pretty much knew the story line just not all the details that the movies left out.  So J.K. Rowling with her brilliant writing and my husbands persistence finally got me reading and I haven't stopped. I think deep down he regrets convincing me to read because I often keep him up at night with my light so I can read.  I quickly read through all 7 HP books, with the last two being my favs simply because I had no idea what was going to happen, since the movies were not out yet.
After HP I quickly read through the Twilight series.  I read books here and there for the next couple of years. I was part of two book clubs, yes me the girl who use to hate to read. So I was reading whatever was the book of the month.  Then the hubs got a Kindle for Xmas.  Needless to say this is the best invention ever.  I quickly stole his and read The Hunger Games, some random books I would get for free, and the Fifty Shades series.  Then the hubs bought me my own Kindle for Mother's Day so he could have his back.  I hardly put it down!! The library and amazon free books are my fav.  I have gotten so many books from there and I have yet to purchase a book for my kindle yet and it is stocked full of reads a lot of recent releases too. I recently got Sophia Kinsella's new book, I've got Your Number, and I loved it. 

I pretty much will read anything.  I love young adult books (teen books too), I have read all of Emily Giffin's books, Madeliene Wickhams (aka Sophie Kinsella), and most of Kristin Hannah. I began the Maze Runner Series, but it hasn't grasped my full attention and I haven't started the second yet. I'm reading a series about Vampires right now and I have a dystopian series waiting.  I have seriously read more books in the last 6 months than I have in my entire life!! I think I am up to 15 since the year began.

If you have read any good books lately let me know! I am always looking for something new and exciting to read.   


  1. Have you read the Insurgent series yet? Also, Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner is one of my favorite chick-lit books! :)

    1. I am about to start those books!! I downloaded them on to my kindle. I've never actually read any of Jennifer's books. Maybe I'll give that one a try! Thanks