I love reading.
I love to be able to sit down with a good book and disappear into another world. Just heavenly!
As a child I was always a big reader. My favourite authors included Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Wilber Smith, K.M Peyton and Mary O’Hara. I have read most of their books (All of Wilber Smith’s and Mary O’Hara’s) and loved the adventures the characters went on.
I was what you would call a real book worm.
I read my way through high school. I found class reading slow and tedious so I would often read ahead or even my own book. I will never forget my English teacher Mrs Haddon’s comment when I had to discuss the books that I had read so far in an oral.
“This is an amazing list of books. I didn’t take you for a reader.” (I guess I hid it well!) Looking back, she probably didn’t think that I had read them all- But I’m sure the ensuing discussion about them changed her mind.
But things have changed… I seldom read books (including ebooks) anymore. I read magazines sometimes… I read blogs LOTS of times and I read Facebook posts daily… But books?
Even to my children I don’t read. By the time its bed time, I’m shattered and so I leave them to read to themselves…
Things need to change… But that is for another post.