Drop Everything And Read. Did you have that or something similar in your school?!

So you may or may not have noticed that I added a little GoodReads widget over on the left side of my blog. With all this talk of Book Club, I decided I would share a little bit about what we read and what I have been reading on my own. I still need to add a bunch of stuff to that GoodReads list which I will do over time.

I've always been a pretty avid reader, even as a kid. I was very forunate to have parents that read to us all the time and I am certain that is one of the reasons I love books. I remember in elementary school we had an assignment to pick a trait from our parents that we hoped to have when we grew up. I don't remember what I told my Dad but I do remember telling my Mom that I hoped I would always read as much as her. The quintessential image I have of my Mother is her cozied up on the couch with a mug of tea and a book.
We used to live very close to the library when I was little and I remember walking up there all the time with my Mom and being able to take home 3 books each and it was always SO hard for me to decide. I also remember all the popular girls reading The Babysitters Club in elementary school. I tried reading one (in hopes of becoming cool) and I just didn't get the appeal and gave up. At some point I became obsessed with R.L. Stein's Goosebumps. I would hide under my covers with a flashlight and read into the wee hours of the night. Then I would get in trouble every morning for not being able to wake up for school. =P
In high school I started reading a lot of Anne Rice, Poppy Z. Brite (both the main reason for my love of NOLA), old beatnik stuff, poetry, anything I could get my hands on really!
Over the last year or so I have completely been slacking on my reading. Since Book Club started I would always read one book for myself and whatever the Book Club book was each month. I don't even remember the last Book Club book I finished...Shameful!

So since this blog has given me so much motivation to keep up with my crafts and finish what I start, I am hoping it will do the same for my reading.
At the moment, I am determined to finish last months Book Club book which is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (yes total theme to go with our trip). Then I will start our next book so I have it finished in time for the meeting I'm hosting and after that I will start a book of my own!

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What is your favorite book? Do you have just one or do you have a few?!
My favorite Book Club book was Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafon. I've made at least 5 other people read it who all loved it too!

Also, Welcome to all my new followers!! I feel so special that you want to read about my crafts and the randomness of my life <3 <3



Erin D said...

Book twins (possibly)! I loved Goosebumps growing up, then in junior high I really got into Anne Rice and Jack Kerouac. I think my favourite book will always be "The Vampire Lestat."

Jamie said...

Oh yes, I love Lestat!
Also, I love that you spell it favourite, so much classier than American English LOL