Books! We love all them, right? You probably wouldn’t be following this blog if you weren’t a self-proclaimed bookaholic. For as long as I can remember, losing myself in a book has always been my favorite way to spend snippets of free time.
As a child, the Little Golden Books were some of my favorites to read. Do you remember this one?
I recall spending hours looking at the illustrations. Once I learned to read, I devoured it repeatedly.
Fast-forward several years and a vivid memory pops to mind. It was the first time I purchased a book using my allowance. I was eight-years-old and after having dinner out, my parents took me and my sister to the bookstore. The evening was cold and rainy, but I didn’t care. I had money burning a hole in my pocket and I planned to spend every penny on my favorite thing…books. Leaving the store, I had a little change in my pocket and Stuart Little in my shopping bag.
When I was old enough to obtain a library card, I believed life could never get any better, but then it did. One humid summer day, as my friends and I sweltered in the heat, playing kick ball on the steamy asphalt, we heard the rumblings of an engine. Bookmobile? What in the world was that? Once parked in the cul-de-sac, we climbed abroad the massive blue and white vehicle and I was among friends. Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, they’d all hitched a ride.
Now in my fifties, I struggle to find quiet reading time. The day job, family responsibilities, the current WIP, writing blog posts, all try to rob me of my guilty pleasure…curling up with a great book. Thankfully, no matter how busy, I jump on my elliptical with my Kindle and escape reality, while improving my health. It’s a win-win.
So tell me, do you have a favorite spot to read or a special reading ritual? Comment below before 3:00 p.m. EST tomorrow for your chance to win an autographed copy of Second Chance Romance, releasing on February 21st. The winner (US ONLY) will be announced Sunday, February 19th in the IR Sunday Edition.
Jackson Daughtry’s jobs as a paramedic and part-owner of a local café keep him busy—but the single dad’s number one priority is raising his little girl with love and small-town values. And when his business partner’s hotshot lawyer niece comes to town planning to disrupt their lives by moving her aunt away, Jackson has to set Melanie Harper straight. When circumstances force them to work side by side in the coffee shop, Jackson slowly discovers what put the sadness in Melanie’s pretty brown eyes. Now it’ll take all his faith—and a hopeful five-year-old—to show the city gal that she’s already home.
***At the day job today, I’ll be around later to chat.***