Tuesday, March 20, 2012

i like books.


ever since i can remember, i read. growing up, we read more books than we watched tv. that's just the way mom and dad raised us. on tuesdays, right after piano lessons, was a trip to the library. us kids loved the library.

i still do. i go every chance i can. poor mom has to sit out in the running car with the groceries and wait while i browse all the books, carefully selecting my titles. sometimes i consider myself a picky reader. on some days, i feel so desperate to read a book, i'll read just about anything... as long as it's clean. mostly i enjoy true stories. the real life, feel-like-you've-been-there, daring stuff. as of late, biographies grip me and draw me in more than anything.

sometimes i ask myself why i like to read. i love words. i love writing so i love seeing how others write. reading about other's lives fascinates me too. there's nothing like being drawn into another life and learning - another world almost. reading makes me forget everything else. you can be anyone you want to be when you read.

a few titles i have read recently...

black heels to tractor wheels {not my favorite}
by ree drummond

i am herman cain! by herman cain



a few titles i am going to read...

enjoy every sandwhich by lee lipsenthal, m.d.

walt disney: the triumph of the american imagination by neal gabler

one of the best books i've read is one thousand gifts by ann voskamp. that book changed the way i look at life. to date, the best book i have ever read is the Bible. there is never a lack of inspiration with this book in hand and in life.

what do you read?

{photos taken by me}

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49 comments:

♥Godsgirlz1♥ said...

I enjoy reading a lot too. I have a page on my blog of all the recommened books that I have read. =)

♥Godsgirlz1♥

Lauren Anslee said...

Aw i loved black heels to tractor wheels! She isn't the greatest writer, but i liked there story!

And i am totally with you i LOVE books! Libraries are the best, and there's just something so peaceful about them too :)

Brooke said...

I love this post because I LOVE reading! I read about anything I can get my hands on.:) But it is getting harder to find books that aren't about vampires and girls that, in 5 min., discover that they are something else then they thought they were. *rolls eyes*

Courtney B said...

Yes... LOVE reading books! I've actually been needing some new ones to read. So glad you posted this!

Liz Brown said...

I'm the same way. I remember checking out my 20 book limit at the library back when I was just 6.

Who needs TV??! :) OK, I admit I like a few shows, but ... honestly. I love going through a new book (or 'new to me' cause I love olllld ones too) and marking it, and bending down the corners of the ones I like, and smelling the book smell.

Trinka said...

I LOVE to read :) I read the Black Heals to Tractor Wheels a year or so ago on her blog...it wasn't my favorite do to not being all that clean :P

Christianna said...

I love me some reading too! I go all over the place with books. I do love me some fantasy though. I think the best biography that I've ever read is "Love, Janis". It's about Janis Joplin, and it was awesome!

Emily said...

i wish i had the time to read, once i finish grad school i can hopefully start back leisure reading, i have a mile long book list and I'm definitely adding some of the ones you mentioned, thanks :)

ElleSee said...

When I was in high school, I discovered historical fiction. I am absolutely in love with that genre. I also really enjoy 19th century literature -- Jane Austen, anyone?

Kathryn said...

I love reading, too! I mostly love historical fiction, and like you, biographies. I want to be an author, and I love reading mysteries and other amazing books that inspire me to get back to my writing!
Recently I have read:
Alone yet not Alone by Tracy Michelle Leininger (If you like excitement, danger, Indians, and inspiring stories, READ THIS!)
With Lee in Virginia by G. A. Henty. We are reading this for school, and I have really, really enjoyed it! It's about a young man in the cavalry during the civil war. It is very exciting!!
~Kathryn ♥

Amy Lynn said...

amen to the love of reading! i'm going to have to pick up a copy of one thousand gifts... i love finding new reads. thanks :)

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

i love fiction. biographies don't really do it for me.

i guess i like to escape when i read, into a whole world of fantasies.

Purposely at Home said...

Upir turning into a bio-junkie like me!! yay! ;D
love your pics...they turned out too cool. ;) missed being with you today.

xo
purposelyathome.blogspot.com

Christi Lynn said...

i love that you love reading...cuz i don't. I have tried so many times to get into reading but it's just hard for me to find books i really enjoy.

Melissa Jane said...

Yay for a book blog! :D

I wasn't a fan of Black Heels to Tractor Wheels either. It was kind of a bummer for me.

I think it's the way I stand/sit. I tend to lean on the outside of the feet sometimes. Especially when I am sitting down in the car for a long time.

Lauren said...

reading is my FAVORITE! a few of my all time favorite books are: the bell jar, a thousand splendid suns, and white oleander (: i have never heard of one thousand gifts, I will have to look it up!

Vicki said...

Great post! ^^
I was raised the same way...my Mom's solution to boredom or insomnia was always to read a book...I remember falling asleep reading so many times when I was little! I miss reading tags other than college textbooks, and I plan to make up for that this week over break, and finally finish reading Herman Cain's book! I was really liking it, and en school started... :/ what did you think of it?

~Vicki
deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

christine donee said...

you know what?

I love books, too.

Elisha(: said...

you know what? We're twins.

because this post describes my LIFE!!

marie said...

I too am making my way through the scriptures. For fun I am about to start book 2 in the Hunger Games series, I am all swept up in the excitement of it all. The kids and I spend hours at the library, we all just love it. I usually bring home 60 books, 2 library cards worth.

Jordan Jaked said...

i've always loved the library.

whether it be films, music, movies, theatre...i love getting 'lost' in imaginary worlds. :)

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I encourage Mr.Freddy to read more books
than watching tv... I always tell him through reading he learned alot of things and broaden
his word vocabulary.

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Maddie said...

I love books too!! Just read The Fallback Plan by Leigh Stein. LOVED IT!

That Culinary Kid said...

Those sound like good books, I am the same way when I start to read it is like I have slipped away into another world where I don't have to worry about what is going on in mine. I currently read all of the hunger games! you should read them, despite how popular and over advertised they are, they are amazing and capturing books, haha. Just saying:)

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-Larissa Pree (:

iris said...

"A Handmaid's Tale" is up there on my favorite books list...and I'm also in the middle of another Atwood novel, "Alias Grace." But I'm not so sure how I feel about this one...

lauren elizabeth said...

i just started reading some c.s. lewis books! i also love reading. and 100% agree that the bible is the best book i've ever read! :)

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

I love books too, just need to get better at finishing them :)

Lindsey Madison said...

Hey Memory!<3 I LOVE one thousand gifts by ann voskamp!!! I've been working on my 1000 gifts list since January, and it's really made me realize that I have lots to be thankful for!(: I actually met ann voskamp's daughter a few weeks ago! :D

~lindsey~
sprinklesofmylife1.blogspot.com

Rissi said...

You and I sound a lot alike in terms of reading so much growing up - it used to be I'd rarely ever be without a novel. Now, I don't read quite as much but still love it! Primarily, I read Christian fiction but have been stretching my possibilities quite a bit just recently. I've read some "secular" novels and recently read a couple of books that were not fictional.

@Twiggy: DITTO! =)

Sierra said...

I love books!!!!!!!!!! Especially the ones that have my favorite smell :) Try the Star Wars ones, they usually have the right ingredients for it...just not the newer ones. *sigh* I'm not so much a non-fiction or biography reader. I used to be more, and I should be more. Ah well. Recommendation! Read When Crickets Cry by Charles martin. It. Is. An. Awesome. Book. Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Because You Are!)
P.S. Libraries are an awesome place to hang out, especially when the librarians know you by name *wink*

Cait Emma said...

of course you know the author of L&L lovvvvves you writing this haha...a guest post may need to be called upon soon.

my thrifty closet said...

what a lovely habit. Your parents sis a great job. I like reading too. I like biographies and also kind of boring How-to books. I always find it fascinating to read the How-tos. Oh yes, the best book is the bible, there's always something new to learn everyday!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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Harley said...

i just finished Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card and it completely blew my mind.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Yay, thanks Memory! I've been in such a reading slump lately, I can't find anything to keep my attention.

meme-and-he said...

I haven't heard of any of those books!! But it gives me a few more to add to my list!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

I used to be obsessed with reading when I was younger, I need to do it more now!

My Soul is the Sky said...

i am so happy that you did a braid in your bangs! you should post a pic ;) have you mastered the braiding now?

Filed: Chic said...

I always like reading when I get into it, but it always takes me forever to get into it. I don't know why.
-Yara

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

You should read the hunger games, I was hesitant, but its a quick, easy fun read!

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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have a nice weekend!

Shia said...

I can roam around the library for hours!

Check out my blog on Saturday...I gave you a blog award...YAY!

Hope you have a great weekend!

♥ Shia

Kylee Noelle {the blog} said...

reading is the best! i wish i had more time these days to devote to a good book!

Elisha(: said...

woaahhh 44 comments?! :D

Emma Frances said...

I LOVE reading too! And our parents apparently raised us well! I definitely want my kids to grow up reading more than they watch TV/play video games/text on their phones! Any tips?! Haha.

Grace said...

Oh, I definitely know what you mean. book are an essential for life to flourish. ;)

xoxo,
Grace
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Kirstyn said...

cute blog!! I discovered it because you liked one of my pictures on instagram! Love how social networking brings people together haha. I am a picky reader also but I love getting recommendations from people. I may have to check of few of these books out that you suggested!

kirstynmarie.blogspot.com

shannon*bear said...

Reading is one of my favorites too! Have you read Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet? SO good! Happy Tuesday!
xo Shannon

Autumn said...

I forgot how much I loved reading when I came to college...because all I had time for was textbooks!

I love young adult fiction, sci fi, dystopian, and mostly anything else I can get my hands on that is clean.