Last year my goal was to read 50 books. I fell way short. I only got through 36 books, however, with all the blogs and magazines I read, my word count surely far surpasses that of a 50 book total. There's just something awesome about picking up a book and having a story come to life completely in your mind. Ever facet and feature just thriving inside your imagination. It's powerful.
Currently I am finishing up "The Host" by the illustrious Stephenie Meyer. Of course, I loved the Twilight Series. Hello? Gorgeous vampire, average and ordinary girl, sparkling skin, and tree climbing? The story had it all. One thing about Stephenie's books with me, though, is that it takes me a while to get enthralled in it. She writes big, long, wordy books and it isn't until about half way through the book that I get totally involved in the story. After that point, it's over for me. I'm hooked until the end.
Sometimes when I'm reading a book that's slower for me to get into I think about quitting and moving on to some other talked about sensation. But, I don't. I stick to it, because sometimes in stories like that, the very ending ties all of the drawn out contingents together. Making the entire process worth it.
Books are great, and I'd rather be reading a book than watching TV any day. Here are just a FEW of my favorites. Check them out!
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
Rich Like Them by Ryane D'Agostino
The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Happy for No Reason by Marci Schimoff
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins