Before I ever attended school, I started my journey to becoming an avid reader. My mom ordered Dr. Seuss books, expecting to read to them to me. I quickly turned the tables as I began reading them to her. Ever since, I’ve been an avid reader. It’s not uncommon for me to be in the midst of reading 4-5 books (maybe more…on rare occasions) at one time. I know, some people just can’t begin to grasp that, but my fellow readers will understand completely.
When I was in either late elementary school or junior high, I voraciously read Nancy Drew books. I would read while eating breakfast, walk through the house with an open book in hand, and read before going to sleep. I once read two of her books in a day. I also read Ellery Queen collections, Alfred Hitchcock, Agatha Christie (I had a thing for mysteries), and many others through the years.
Thanks to technology advances and my propensity for distraction, I’ve discovered that I don’t read as often throughout the day as I once did. In fact, most of the time, I just read at bedtime. I also noticed that since I tend to eat lunch by myself much of the time, I would do so in front of the computer, checking email, Facebook, and the like.
In my efforts to cut back a little bit on the electronic intrusions, I have begun to read while having lunch (when I’m dining alone, anyway). I still get a couple of magazines via subscription and I always have a few books which I’m actively reading, so it makes for a much more relaxing and enjoyable lunch.
My current series is the Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews. Yes, they’re mysteries (big surprise there, right?). Fun, light reading – perfect for summer. In addition, I’m also reading Runaway Saint by Lisa Samson, am mid-way through Daring Greatly by Brene Brown and always am somewhere in the Bible (1 Thessalonians right now). Good stuff.
What are you reading now? Do you read just one book at a time or multiples?