Saturday, April 20, 2013
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....