So I’ve Been Reading Lately…

25 Mar

I’ve always wanted to be the kind of person that reads, but I’ve never really spent time searching for books, trying to find something that I connect with. In fact, I’ve always found books (the ones I’ve read) dis-engaging and a waste of time.  At the start of our journey, I bought a book whose cover and blurb caught my attention. It was a big book, ambitious for me, but at $14.99 I thought it could be a good entertainment option for the long plane ride ahead (yes, I’m like a child who needs activities planned for the plane in the event movies are not an option). I picked it up and read occasionally and about a quarter of the way through, my attention was suddenly captured and I was obsessed.

Maybe it was the air of culture that Europe seems to instil in people? I mean my husband now drinks red wine and the strongest espresso he can find. Regardless, that book was done shortly and I needed the next in the series, which I purchased (totally worth it) and read on our iPad. At the end of last year, I decided to re-read the Harry Potter books, a series which has always been a favourite of mine. I mean, I loved the books when they first came out, I love the movies and could watch them over and over, and I had a bit of time on my hands. Well I devoured the lot in a month.

It was finally when we moved to Calgary that I signed up to the library and I haven’t stopped reading since then. I’ve read the above books so far this year (plus a few other duds) and signed up to Good Reads. Are you on it? It’s the best way to track your reads and find new books suited to your genre, which seems to be the key to my continued enjoyment of reading.