After a wedding, the holidays and a move into our first home, I'm finally back in the swing of being able to pick up a good read! I'm even in the process of working on what we affectionately call my "reading room". It's actually a spare bedroom that will be utilized as my little office/craft room/reading space until we decide to make it into a guest bedroom.
I began reading again a few years ago as an adult. I had never considered myself a reader and found it difficult to sit down long enough to actually open a book. A friend suggested Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and I was instantly hooked! The summers in Georgia are pretty balmly, but I loved sitting out on my balcony with a good glass of wine, a candle and a book where I'd get lost in it's story.
I've just started Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio after reading another blog, www.pbfingers.com that does a monthly book club. Several people recommended it, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm only the first couple chapters in, but it's keeping me intrigued.
I plan on doing a little book review when I'm done....in the mean time, I'm going to enjoy getting lost in a new book in our new home!
"Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.”
-- Cornelia Funke, Inkspell
Do you have a favorite place to read?