I’ve never blogged before, which I’m sure you’ll pick up on in no time, so here we go.
A little about me – I’ve finally discovered what I want to be when I grow up, but seeing as how I’m already grown, I guess that makes me a late bloomer. My goal is to become a published writer – whether or not I’ll accomplish that goal remains to be seen, but I’m giving it my best shot because I don’t want to be one of those people who has regrets – never have before, don’t want to start now. I’m a voracious reader and at any given time am reading between two and six books. Sometimes I’ll keep a different book in various rooms around the house, so depending on which room I’m in, that’s the book I’m reading. One of my die hard rules in life is to never leave the house without a book, so you’ll find me reading at my son’s soccer and basketball games (before and usually during halftime), waiting in line or in waiting rooms, before band concerts, etc……I’m sure you get the picture.
I’ve been in a book club with both men and women for about two years – one of my friends tried to get me to join at least two years before that, but I had no interest in being in an all female club because I generally don’t read what’s referred to as “chick lit” and would probably be kicked out for continually not reading the monthly selections or, even worse, laughing at them. I figured if there were some guys in the club, at least all the selections couldn’t be chick lit. When it was my month to choose, my first selection was The Godfather, which I’d first read at the age of 12. Arguably one of the greatest books ever! All of the men in the group were happy with my choice, but only one of the other women finished the book – and she loved it.
Needless to say, the books I review and recommend will not be of the Harlequin variety or “cleavage books”, as I call them, but maybe, like my friend, you’ll try something new and discover you like it or tell someone else about it – anything to get people reading!
I’ll try to update weekly – not promising – but my next post will be about a series of books my 13-year-old son and I are reading together. If you have boys, you know how difficult it can be to get them interested in books and away from Xbox, PS3, or your own personal gaming choice.