I heart books

I was trying to think last night back to when I first got hooked on books. 3 events came to mind:
1-I vaguely remember doing the Summer Reading Programs at the Cuelenaere library. I don't recall any of the books I read, although it was likely Ramona or something of that sort, all I can remember is the excitement of having a to-do list and the possibility of getting my name up on the big wall.
2-My mom was a book-pusher. She was always suggesting, recommending, encouraging me to read different books. I never did pick up "My side of the Mountain" but I did end up loving books like "Island of the Blue Dolphins" and "Little Women".
3-In University my girlfriend, Monique, worked at Chapters. We loved visiting her there and checking out the copious amounts of novels. Another friend, Michelle, suggested we form a book club to biggen our brains, vocab and appreciate for literature. I think the first book I read was that Walmart baby one, I can't remember the name...nevermind, I just googled it, "Where the Heart is". Anyway, that had me hooked and I don't think I've stopped reading since.

Since then, I've found some favourites that I read every year at the same time. For example, at Christmas I read "The Christmas Box", during the fall it's Harry Potter and my newly added fave, Twilight and to kick off summer I read my all time favourite, "Fortune's Rocks" by Anita Shreve......speaking of which, my coffee and book are waiting for me on my chaise...
A la prochaine!

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  1. Ooohh... I love this blog topic... it took me back to all the books I love too.. Glad to see you're still blogging - I love reading them!

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