I can’t remember not being a reader. I can remember not being able to read, but even when i couldn’t read, I remember loving books. I always had books. I can even remember the first book I picked out for myself. We were over in England when I was 3 and I picked out a book called “The King.” To me, it was a fun story (I still know all the words) but apparently it was an allegory for the story of King Edward and Wallis Warfield Simpson.
I don’t know when I became such a vociferous reader, but that is what I am. I LOVE to read. In school, I used to get in trouble for reading books underneath the desk during work time.
Now I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not big on “classic literature” mostly my interest runs to trashy romances, paranormal romances and historical romances. Hmm, i’m noticing a trend here – maybe because i’m lacking the romance factor in my own life, lol. Anyhow, I can remember in middle school discovering Harlequin Romances and getting teased because “Hey, those are the books my grandma reads!” I also re-read favorite over and over again – to pieces some times, as evidenced by my copy of Heidi and my first set of Harry Potter novels.
Whatever! i still enjoy several of the Harlequin series to this day. Now, I own an E-reader. I swore I wouldn’t ever get one, there is great joy in actually holding a book, and yes, folding down the pages to mark your place, but I can’t deny the convenience of owning an e-reader. And i squeed like a silly fan girl when i found out the Harry Potter Series was finally going to be available as e-books.
This week, I read The Hunger Games Trilogy, and I loved them – mostly. I was kind of bummed by the ending – if ever a story shouldn’t have had a traditional happy ending, it was this one, but that’s another story.
So a reader I am, and a reader I will always be. It may be “old school” with books, or with an e-reader, but I will always be reading. But for now, i think I’m going to go revisit my old favorite “The King.”
In a glass palace lived a little king. He had a golden crown which he wore all day. Two tall think ladies looked after the little king. The fed him on sausages and chips, treacle pudding and ice cream….”