Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Love to Read!

Ever since I learned how to read, I have loved to read! I'm sure my mom was a very big influence on me because she has always been a very avid reader. Even back in elementary school I remember reading a lot after school and on weekends. I absolutely loved summers because I could do a lot of wonderful reading then. I don't remember much about what I read back then other than the book Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. I don't know why I only remember that one, but I found a copy of it at Deseret Book in the discount section a couple of months ago and thought it would be fun to read again.
In Jr. High, my friend Susan and I read lots and lots of Nancy Drew mysteries and traded them back and forth. Since then I have read many mysteries and all kinds of books. I think I have read most of Agatha Christie's books. I have read many series such as The Work and the Glory, Prelude to Glory, Harry Potter, and Twilight. I have read many Church books, romance books, historical fiction, art books, and I love Dan Brown's books, including
The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons. He has a new one FINALLY coming out in September that I can't wait to read.
My motto has always been "So many books, so little time"!

One of my favorite books that I read last year was The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews. It is an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone. It is about a man who has everything go terribly wrong in his life and he thinks about ending it. He ends up in a car accident and when he wakes up he goes back in time and talks to many different famous people who give him great advice for his life. He talks to Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Anne Frank, and a few others. It is great to "go back in time" with him as these famous people "come to life". The advice they give is wonderful for all of us whether we are struggling or not. Great book!


Christine said...

That book sounds really great. I'll be putting it on my list.

I too have read a lot ever since I was able. I actually taught myself to read while listening to my brothers and sisters when they read. My Mother says that while I was in grade school, I read every book in the library. We used to take weekly trips downtown to the public library.

For some reason, I haven't read much this summer. I need to get on that!


Clark Mills Family said...

Ah, love trips back in time!! Thanks for sharing, I'll put the last book on my list too!

Carole said...

I was a voracious reader in elementary school. In 3rd grade I received an award for having read 83 books over the summer. I don't remember any of them, but I could rarely be found without my nose stuck in a book. My dad wasn't a reader, but mom read all the time. She instilled the love of reading in me.

During my teenage years I read a lot of books about horses (the Misty books, Black Stallion and the like), plus Little House on the Prairie, and others. I read the Hardy Boys more than Nancy Drew. I don't know why. lol

I wish I had as much time to read now as I did back then. I try to make time, but there always seems to be something else I 'should' be doing. A book really has to grab my attention from the get-go these days or I can't stay with it.

Angela said...

I also love to read and have tried to get my boys into the pleasure of reading. It's coming along slowly.
Can. Not. Wait. Until. September. 15!

Angela said...

Did you see Mr. Brown's interview on the Today show this morning? That room in his house is amazing! I'm off after lunch to get the book, husband is away for a couple of days...we'll see how much of the 600 pages I can get through before he gets back!