It is escape and magic all rolled into several hundred pages. I still don't have an e-reader; I am a book girl. I am not adverse to a reader, but I frequent the library enough to get whatever I want whenever I want it - shout out to the Hendrick Hudson Free Library for being THE perfect library.
Bar none, I will admit, my favorite genre will always be romance.
I am also a giant fan of memoirs. Oh and I love YA - give me a John Green novel any day of the week and I will be lost for the next four hours.
I didn't surface for air except to eat and use the bathroom when I read The Hunger Games trilogy. I love series books.
I have a friend who told me years ago as long as there is a beach scene on the cover, she's reading it. Of course, she also reads every Jodi Picoult book as they come out.
OOooohh - and the Sookie Stackhouse series. Thanks to another friend for turning me on to them.
Unlike my mother's side of the family, I don't go bananas over mysteries. I read them, but again, my first choice will have romance in it. I can remember 8,000 Agatha Christie mysteries at the lake at all times; and when Sue Grafton's A is for Alibi came out I can recall my Nana really loving it.
I always have a pile of non-fiction sitting around.
Here's what I've finished recently. I am still trying to figure out all the hype about Gone Girl.
EVERY single person I know should absolutely read Carry On, Warrior. Seriously. It is that good. It is a book of Glennon's essays - brilliant, heartbreaking, perfect.
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Here's to a most excellent Saturday! xo
Start reading when you're a young girl, and never stop. Read stories and poems and essays and limericks and greeting cards and pamphlets. Read things by rich and famous writers; read things by everyone else, too. Read your favorite words out loud to your favorite woman. Lie on a blanket at the shore just after the sun has dipped down, and read out loud to each other. Read signs and labels if they're useful. Read speeches and manifestos if they stir your passion. (If not, recycle them immediately.) Read along with the congregation. Read the fine print. Don't read it just because the New York Times told you to. (Consider reading it because Oprah told you to.) Read everything you've written yourself and save it. After fifteen years, go back and read it again. If anyone tries to stop you from reading, read them the riot act.
(Empty pages for the no longer young)
Then you feel it's all right
(And you said)
Rather say, "It's all right"
(Each life has its place)