Friday, July 22, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

I remember… love of reading. I used to read with a flashlight under my covers staying up way too late anticipating the next move of whichever main character I was following.

I read books that got cancelled from reading lists in school.

I still have my senior year lit book because I loved the stories in it.

Somewhere after high school, I’m not sure when, I stopped reading. Maybe not stopped completely, but definitely slowed down in intensity. It’s unfortunate, really. There’s nothing I enjoyed more than losing my imagination within pages and pages of written word. The way an author can twist and turn… expressions of color and movement that become completely clear in my mind’s eye… the thrills of knowing that I figured out “who done it” before the author reveals them…


One of the reasons I put #71 on the list: Read 10 books that I haven’t read on my bookshelf is because of my lack of reading. I too often choose to sit in front of a tv or (more likely) a movie. I allow someone else’s imagination to take me on a journey instead of letting my own paint pictures.

How boring.

Well, no more! I’m renewed in my decision to read and actually read 3 books last week (in 2.5 days) =o) The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay all by Suzanne Collins. I was going to check them off as books 4, 5, & 6 on the list, but didn’t since I ended up being given one and borrowing the other two about 500 days after the list was created. Not books already on my shelves, you see…

But I’m determined to read more whether on my shelf or not…

Any suggestions?

Monday, July 11, 2011


I posted for the entire month of June and now here it is July 11th before the next one posts... oops! I've been busy, blogging friends! I got to go to an impromptu mini family reunion (I'd say about 1/2 of my mom's side of the family) over the weekend of the 4th of July and since then, I've been playing life catch-up!

Of course I'm still working on it (I think I have 1 load of laundry left?) so until I get more together, enjoy some photos this week (Mon-Fri) from my family visit in GA and AL!

Day 1 - GA