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Common Problems of the Dysfunctional Reader…

I am about to attempt something crazy… quite possibly unheard of, even.

I have just cleaned up my Kindle app & dismissed the books that I’ve already completed. That’s when I noticed it. — There are 48 unread/half-read books still lingering about. 48. That’s nearly 50! (Lol, look at me stating the obvious.) & If I’m correct… I do believe I have exactly 4 unfinished paper back novels sitting around the house. — Somebody needs to read the books she already has before she purchases more… Lol. (Haha, don’t tell my husband I have quite so many… he’ll give me the look. lol The “you spent all that money on those books & haven’t read them?… Wait a minute, I just watched you buy a new book the other day! What are you, some sort of book hoarder… that doesn’t even read the books?!” Look. — (Funny how so much can be said in just one look! — 🙂

So, I’m going to attempt what?
That crazy thing that may actually prove to be quite difficult for me.

I’m going to try & read all the books I already have… before getting another one!

I know that must seem like a pretty easy thing to do. It’s just I have this bad habit of scrolling around & seeing books that look interesting…. soooo, naturally I get it & then I’m already so interested in this new story I’ve found I put the current one down & forget to go back to it later. I’m so easily distracted, Lol!  — Ya know, really, that’s just a compliment to all the authors that write so great they hook me & real me in before I even have a chance to stop myself. Lol, see…. it’s not even my fault. — They shouldn’t write so well & then I wouldn’t have this problem! 😉

Now in my defense, several of the books that are half-read were probably left unfinished because it turned out not to be my thing. — It happens. Those I will probably just never read. & truthfully, some of them were most likely free in the genre I was checking out that day & I got it to try it out. — Sometimes that works out. I can’t tell you how many times I bought a free or discounted book & loved it so much I ended up buying & reading a ton of those authors books afterwards. — I love when that happens. — Unfortunately, sometimes it goes the other way. — So some of these books will go in the never to be finished category. — But not most of them. Lol, I paid for these bad boys… I’m going to read them! (Not to mention that most of them that I started were good, I just got a wee bit distracted.. 🙂  )

So…. we shall see how it goes.
I am challenging myself. — No new books until I’ve read the ones I have.

(This should be interesting….. )

-Heather! 🙂

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Nothing Quite Like It…

There is nothing quite like cuddling up under a warm blanket & getting lost in a good book. 
There is nothing quite like being consumed by a story & falling in love with characters you’ve never met before. 

There is nothing quite like losing all track of time & enjoying every moment of it. 

No, there is nothing quite like reading. Nothing like it at all. 🙂

— & now it’s time for me to get my read on! 😉
-Heather.

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It’s Just Not Possible…

If such a thing were possible… I’d swear I read too much! — But anyone with a love for reading knows better than that… there is no such thing as reading too much.

I go through these phases where I do one of two things, I either write all the time or read all the time. — Lately I’ve barely written a thing, except the occasional idea I jot down or grocery lists, lol. Which of course means I’ve been reading books like a mad woman!

I can’t count the exact number, but I can recall the characters & the stories. I can’t keep track of the time that has gone by, but I can remember how amazing it was to get lost in another world. I can’t figure up just how much money I’ve spent, but I know exactly how much happiness I’ve found. — Crazy isn’t it, that something so small can do such big things! 🙂

Which is pretty much why I haven’t blogged in what has to be weeks. I’ve spent most of my spare time reading. I literally just finished a book & started on another one when I realized, wait a minute… It’s been a while since I’ve bothered to write a word. What I have desired the most lately has been to read, read and read some more! 🙂 So I thought I’d take a minute to do a little writing.

I tell you what though, if someone said to me tomorrow that I could never read another book for as long as I live… Quiet, sweet, shy, & terribly passive Heather would most certainly show out, Lol! It’s in there, deep down inside of me. — The ability to show out, though it is a rare thing, the world would see it should anyone ever try to take books away from me.

I don’t know how people don’t love it. Nothing compares to it. It is it’s own magical thing… getting lost in the heart of books. I can’t fathom a world without them. One thing I do know though, is that I am so very grateful that I was blessed with a love for reading & writing!

So I say you should all go read a book… live a little, waste a little time, enjoy yourself, & be happy! 🙂

As Always,
Heather!

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Books, Books, & More Books

As I was all cuddled up & comfy with a good book tonight, I thought to myself… this is the life. I have loved to read ever since I was in the 5th grade. I didn’t like it nearly as much before then. I guess I hadn’t found a love for it just yet. Then one day I went to my little school library & checked out my very first Hardy Boys book. — That was when I fell in love. — After that, I went to the library every time I turned around & before the year was even up I had read all the Hardy Boys books they had, (and they had a lot.) 

When I checked that book out it was because I had to read a certain amount of books a month. It was mandatory. I had no idea that I would come to find so much joy in reading when I picked that book. It was the first book that I ever read nonstop without putting down. Little did I know, it was the beginning of an addiction that would stay with me for life. — I’ve been reading book after book ever since then. 

I found happiness, joy, & entertainment in reading. Somewhere deep within my soul a passion was sparked. That passion is still there today. — I read a lot. My husband calls it my expensive hobby, and I think sometimes, wishes I’d find a new one, lol. 🙂 If I’m not writing, I can almost guarantee that I’m reading. I pick up a book and I don’t want to stop until I’ve read the entire thing. When it’s over I’m thinking, Geez I should have slowed down… because then I’m not ready for it to be over. —

Books are simply amazing. They’re like movies, only way better. I can’t imagine life without books. I don’t even want to try. 

This is why every single moment in life is significant whether we realize it at the time or not. — You think little 11 year old Heather had any idea that day in the school library that the book she picked would change the course of her life? — Of course not. I had to check one out, I picked one, I started reading, and then magic happened. I had no way of knowing how much I would come to love reading. — I’m just so very glad that I picked that book, that day. 🙂

So… You guys go read a book. & Enjoy it! 🙂

-Hmthreatte!