I love to read. I do not enjoy reading anything real though. I love to read fantasy books about far off lands or crazy romances that are so far removed from my current situation. I indulge and often interject my opinion on the characters’ relationships. Reading has been a way for me to take a mini vacation so to speak. During my “rougher” middle school and teenage years I often used reading to escape.
I am a reader that loves to find books that will wrap you up so tightly in their words that when you look up you realize there is a real world around you. My fiance, John, and I began our relationship because we both have a love for books. He, of course, reads very boring books. Most of his books are about law and history or some autobiography that you need to hold your eyes open not to fall asleep.
He is a regular at the wine shoppe that we both love. He’s not the kind of regular that everyone knows and shakes their hand. He’s the one that sits in the same corner, drinks the same drink (although I’ve helped change that) and always brings a stack of books. He keeps to himself. One of the days when his nose was stuck in a book, I popped across from him and asked what he was reading.
He said it was a law book. He knew I wouldn’t be interested, but I tried to convince him differently. A lot of people have this misconception that if you don’t read dull books you aren’t smart. So, to prove I was, I read the first few pages and explained to him the law I read and how it would be applied. After I gained his respect, I asked him if he ever read for fun. He insisted that these books were fun and that was when our friendship really began. I slowly started introducing him to books that didn’t have any point but to entertain and maybe teach a life lesson.
John loved every book I recommended to him. He says I have a knack for finding the good ones. When I was putting together the different categories of this blog, it seemed travel was the option many bloggers put as a category, but the truth is I rarely travel anymore. I traveled a lot between 17-23. I’ve seen some of the most beautiful states and historic monuments but it’s not for me any longer. Now that I have my daughter, I enjoy cuddling up with a blanket and reading, taking a “mini vacation” but without ever leaving my home.
I can not wait to share with you my love for books and hopefully you will join me in my Asterisk Book Club.
The first book in Asterisk Book Club is The Spy: A Novel of Mata Hari just in case you want to get a head start on it, I literally can’t put it down!
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