Well, there was a very long time span....maybe 20 years...when my kids were young, that I didn't read one book. I hate to admit that, but it's true! I wouldn't allow myself the time to just sit and read. I still don't. My mind wanders to the other things I should be doing. I know.....that's bad, huh?
Then....about 5-6 years ago, I decided to try listening to books on CD, and well.....it changed my life. I can listen to the book and doing something else....multi-task! Now, I read about 20 books a year and love every minute of it!
Right now, I'm reading this book.....The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. It's just wonderful. I understand it will be made into a movie....and it should. One of my favorite things to do when I read a book, is to be the casting director for the movie. Who would I like to see play the roll of Skeeter? Aibileen? Minnie? Do you do that, too?
Of all the books I read in 2010, this one was the one I enjoyed the most. Envy, by Sandra Brown. I would love to see this one made into a movie, too. I highly recommend this book....what a great ride!
Now...for the dilemma. There are some members of my family, whom shall remain nameless, who think that listening to a book is not reading a book. I maintain that I "read" everyword, and just because I used a different sense...my ears instead of my eyes....I most definitely did read the book. After all, I'm not listening to a Cliff Notes version!
So, dear reader, let me know what you think about my dilemma. Do you take the time to read books? What books are on your recommended readling list?
I've got some piecing to do today, and I hope to finish The Help, and return it to the library.
Enjoy your day! Pam