Anyone who knows me at all knows that I love to read. Reading is one of my very favorite things to do. I have loved books for as long as I can remember. Since my stroke, my love of books has been transferred to my Kindle. Reading an actual book is difficult for me to do. I have a hard time holding the book, turning pages, and not dropping it all on the floor. a candle. Or, on the other hand, is perfect for me. I can hold it easily in just one hand and use only in my thumb to turn the page. I spend hours reading every day, Averaging at least one book per day, something that has been standard for me for many years. I read quickly and when I get lost in a book, I read even more quickly.
It is not uncommon for people to ask me what it is that I am reading on any given day.
My original Kindle asked me to rate each title as I finished it, and then posted an update to twitter. My new Kindle fire does not and I do not always take the time to post an update when I finish a book, so I thought that today I would do a quick general update on what I have been reading over the past week or so.
I read for entertainment and to escape, so I do not often read books about people whose lives are similar to my own.
I' much prefer to escape into a life unlike my own where I can do things that are out of the realm of my everyday life. I love action/ adventure/ spy thriller kinds of books where I can travel the globe, fast rope from a helicopter, jump out of an airplane, or in live an undercover and dangerous life filled with adrenaline and excitement
In the past few days I have discovered a series of books by Stephen Frey about a black ops group called Red Cell 7. I am on the second book in the series and expect I will read the rest of the series over the weekend.
I have also always enjoyed young adult fiction, making a point to read most of the Newbery Award winners. In the past few weeks I read all of Rick Riordan's Percey Jackson books as well as his Heros' of Olympus series. Again, it's fun to escape and live in a world of Greek mythologie.
Another great young adult series is the I Am Number 4 books by Pittacus Lore.
Years ago I read The Giver and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. This week I discovered two more books in the series and quicly read them. These are books I plan to recommend to Emma who has suggested I read Scott Westerfeld's The Uglies series--books she was assigned to read for school and thoroughy loved. After reading the first book she told me "Mom, I really like distopian literature." Lois Lowry's The GIve Quartet would definitely fit that catagory.
For now I plan to finish the Red Cell 7 series books before finding something knew (I do have an e-copy of THe Book Theif on hold at the library and am waiting for it to become avaialable.
I am always lookign for great books to read. Have you read anything wonderful lately. If so please tell my about it and comment.
P.S. Happy weekend and GO BRONCOS!!!