Oh how I love to read.
It's in the Top 3 of Things I love to do.
Maybe even the Top 2.
I was VERY shy as a kids (fragile x female, anyone???) so I lost myself in books. It didn't hurt than my mother could be found buried in a book almost constantly. At least when she was schlepping around taking care of 5 trouble-free (not!) kids.... In a book, I didn't have to make eye contact, look at anyone, carry on a conversation....it was completely non-threatening. Plus I had a wicked vocabularly. (My dad was a major Reader's Digest type guy. he used to save me the Word Power pages, I still have the last stack he saved for me.....)
I love books.
Recently on the the plane, I read : Change of Heart: A Novel by Jodi Picoult (*****)...If I ever meet her, I will hug her. I love her books. It's like crack (or what I think crack would be like...highly addictive and can't think of anything else while you're in it...) That book is just as good as her other works. The Pact: A Love Story is my favorite, closely followed by Plain Truth . She's an amazing writer.
I am presently reading: The Shack by William P. Young. It's so lush, I feel like it's happening. (almost certainly a 5 star rating)
I am eagerly (as in salivating) the arrival of: The Last Patriot: A Thriller by Brad Thor. I would read ANYTHING that Brad Thor writes. He could write the phone book and I would line up to read it.
I am a little (okay, A LOT) compulsive. If it makes the Bestseller List, I almost HAVE TO read it. I follow the Lists so faithfully, I have usually read it before it hits the Bestseller Lists. I can usually tell by reading a synopsis if I really want to commit to reading it. (I skipped Barack Obama's books though.....) I love going to the library. They know me there (and like me anyway!)
My mom used to tell me, "Suzie, (because that's what she calls me) readers are leaders." Although I am not a Leader, unless you count the fact that I am in charge of Nose-Wiping, War-Settling and Clean Room Torturing, but I am most definitely a Reader. Thanks, Mom, for making me a lover of books. It's a lifetime gift.