Saturday, April 20, 2013

READ


Even the word READ makes me happy. To read a thrilling, fantastical novel that transports me into another dimension is exciting. Totally engrossed with the characters whom the writer has breathed to life, and a plot line which keeps me turning the pages. I live a few days with them, and sometimes, carry their stories with me forever. Many books, I reread over and over, the same as a good movie.

As a writer, to read is essential. I feel it lights the flame, gets the mind ticking and heart pumping. I have a pen and paper ready, and when I read an excellent, intriguing word I write it down for future reference. I'm enthralled and delighted with beautiful writing. Words, sentences, paragraphs that paint a lasting picture in my mind. Benefiting from titillating literature, I have the propensity to read, and then reread sentences and paragraphs more than once.


I'm prone to fiction more so than nonfiction, though, my husband insists with all my reading I could learn plenty by indulging in nonfiction.  In nonfiction, I like to read books concerning the lives of the Saints in heaven. Their life experiences are a good source of spirituality, and sets my heart on fire.

Typically I read for pure enjoyment. Like I wrote earlier, I escape into the books. 

I read a variety of literature, though, tend to thumb through young adult, romance, paranormal, Sci-fi, fantasy, and the classics while at the book store. Some people can actually tell you the name of their favorite book, I cannot. I've devoured a plethora over the years, and while certain reads stand out, I'd be remiss to name only one.

I can browse for hours in a book store, and never leave empty handed or with only one. And Kindle is a marvelous item, so easy to search and buy without leaving the confines of home, and the books are cheaper. 

Although, I have a penchant for holding a book in my hands. I love the smell of books, and sometimes I fan the pages and whiff heartily. 

Now let's get back to our Read for the day....

26 comments:

  1. The feel of a book - that's why I will never have a Kindle.

    Repaying the visit from AtoZ.

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  2. Very well said. Reading is one of my most favorite activities. It helps you to learn and expands your imagination. I love your R word.

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  3. What a great subject for the letter R. I feel exactly the same way, I have read books since I was a small child. I remember the library in Stockholm where my dad took me, all the books had read binders. I get so carried away with the smell when I enter a bookstore. I don't like to shop, but books are the exception.

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    1. Shopping for books is lots of fun. Thanks for visiting Inger.

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  4. love all your eclectic posts! read read read!
    and i liked the old q, but looove the new one!
    puppies!!

    and love your cute, cuddly, yet dark nocturnal critters!
    happy a to z!

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    1. Thank you so much Tara, I appreciate you stopping by

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    1. Thanks Amy, and I appreciate you dropping by.

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  6. I also prefer reading a book to Kindle, though you can't beat the convenience!

    Julie

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  7. Loved this--you said exactly what I would have said about reading! I don't need to eat or sleep when I get engrossed in a really good book.
    Blessings!
    Pam at 2 Encourage

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  8. Thanks for dropping by!! I almost selected READ for the letter "r"!! I teach and over my door, I have a huge sign that says --- READ - READ - READ !! I teach special ed. and the last thing these kids like to do is read since it's difficult for so many of them. Excellent post!! Reading is your freedom!! I tell the kids that it's like playing football or the piano! You have to practice reading to read well. You can't just go out and play first string football without practice. You can't play Mozart with practice!! Same goes for reading!!

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    1. Thanks for commenting and stopping by, Suzan. My daughter is also a special ed. teacher, loves her children.

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  9. I'm still a fan of the Kindle over 'real' books.... sacrilege, I know :) Love the word 'read' as well...great choice :)

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    1. Lately, with my reading piling up, Kindle is sooo much cheaper and easier. I still take comfort in my books though.

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  10. I so love to read! I have a very long list of book to be read plus stacks of books that I already own but haven't gotten to yet! :)

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  11. I can't choose my favorite book either, I love so many. Perfect choice for R!

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  12. What a great post, Cathy. I love reading, and adore the smell of books. And only because I can't take all the books with me when I go on holiday, my kindle comes in handy :)
    I seriously can't choose a favorite because there's just too many .

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  13. Great post. I love the idea of keeping a notepad handy to jot down all those inspiring snippets. I also must confess to loving the smell and feel of a book, it instantly makes me happy.

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