When I was a kid
I hated reading. I tell my kids, Hate is a very strong word. Please
dont say that. In this case, its appropriate! Summer
reading was like sitting me in a torture chamber and jamming splinters
under my fingernails, then rooting at them with tweezers and sterilized
needles. Its what kept me from running the neighborhood with my
friends, and I hated it. Football, base-runners, flashlight tag, jump
rope, Chinese jump rope, hop scotch, roller skating, ice skating, jacks,
rubber band battles, and any other activity with motion suited me.
I guess it wasnt
until I went through infertility that I started picking up books. Then
came my re-introduction to faith, adoption, and children! At that stage
of the game, I chose to read everything I could get my hands on to make
me a better mom, wife, and Christian.
Years have passed
and Im now a ferocious reader. Book stores are my friends, and books,
my best friends. Family and friends rank up there too! Nothing takes the
place of my people, but you get the point.
Writing came later
in life for me and along with it came more books to read, and a great
excuse to read them - research. Im a driven woman and must always
be doing something constructive with my time. Im doing research
I tell myself, as I sit with a book in my face. Im no slacker!
Wanting to share
my love of the sport (see, now its a sport!) Ive decided to
list my recent reads. If youve read them, tell me. If not, and you
want an opinion, e-mail me.
I love to "talk" about books. Also, check out our BWS
forums for more information about readers' favorite books.