Do you read?
I'm not talking about trashy magazines....
I mean books. Hard cover. Soft cover.
Fiction or non fiction.
I am a reader. I love books.
To be swept away into a fantasy land by words on a page.
My bookshelf is full of books. If I see one that I like, it's not enough to borrow from the library. I must have it and own it and place it on my timber bookshelf.
My love of reading began when I was a child and I adored my Enid Blyton paperbacks. The Wishing Chair, The Magic Faraway Tree..The Book of Fairies..
I can still remember being taken away into this fantasy land of goblins and magical creatures....how I adored this!
The two books I remember clearly from my childhood are Tom's Midnight Garden and Z for Zachariah.
I've reread these two books as an adult, but they didn't have the same impact as they did looking through the pure eyes of a child.
I adore Stephen King. I love travel books about America.
Bill Bryson makes me laugh out loud.
I can easily read my favourite books more than once.
And I do.
I am halfway through The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris.
And I have this pile of books just waiting to be read.
What I have found, however, is that I prefer the book...rather than the movie.
Especially with Stephen King....to be able to understand a character in a book before visually seeing..it's very satisfying......
The power of the written word is undeniable.
What books do YOU enjoy?