I’m a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend. I’m a foodie, a drinker of fine wines, a lover of eclectic music. I’m a singer, a cook, a gardener. I dabble in photography, calligraphy, couture sewing, graphic design.
I am many, many things – but first and foremost, I am a reader.
I don’t remember not being able to read. My parents tell me I taught myself to read around the time I was in kindergarten. I do remember being in first grade, reading my way steadily through the big box of little tiny paperback books that we were given as reading assignments, and feeling like crying because I had finished them all in just a few months, and NOW what was I going to do?? Library was my favorite part of the school day. Then later, SSR (sustained silent reading).
A confession – I can be a bit of a gourmand, rather than a gourmet, when it comes to reading. I’m actually a little bit – ummm – addicted. I need my fix. Even if it’s the back of a cereal box, or a trashy romance novel or some stupid flyer that came in the mail for something I don’t need and have absolutely no interest in. I…NEED…TO…READ.
What you will NOT necessarily find on this blog are book club type reviews of books. It will be more like – a reading diary. What I’m reading right now and what I’m thinking about what I’m reading, and how it ties in with other things going on in my life. I am not much of a linear reader. I sometimes get bored with a book, and then I put it down and pick up another one. I sometimes have three, or four, or MORE, books going at the same time. Sometimes I go so long without finishing a book, I have to backtrack, or even start over from the beginning. That’s okay. Reading the same book on a different day is a different experience. Like Heraclitus’ river.
Another confession – I have Swiss cheese for memory. This works for me. I can – and do – re-read the same book multiple times, and not remember the plot. Oh, I remember the characters and certain scenes, and a general sense of whether it was a happy or sad ending (sometimes), but I can be surprised all over again by what actually happens. So I love revisiting books I’ve already read. And I always get more out of a book on subsequent readings.
One more thing. My reading taste is eclectic, to say the least. At the moment, I’m reading a cookbook, a zombie apocalypse story, a non-fiction treatise on why things go viral, and a novel about a woman pre-emptively grieving for the death of her son in the Israeli armed forces. Enjoying them all.
So. That’s me. Gotta go – I was in the middle of reading something.