One of my main goals for the new year is to read more so here is a short list of what I will be reading in the next couple months. I currently just finished Orange Is The New Black and plan to start watching the first season of the show on Netflix. I’m not the fastest reader so for right now I’m not making my reading list super long, five books is enough for now. I have a certain type of book that I prefer to read and sometimes stepping outside of my comfort zone is beneficial but other times I really hate myself for it! For the most part I am a non-fiction, biography/auto-biography, memoirs type of person, and on the very very rare chance I will enjoy a fiction book. I plan to do a report type of post after I am finished reading each book to tell what I thought about each book.
I cannot believe the month of February has already come and gone, I know I say that after every month passes but the months really seem to just fly by lately! The month of February was not too terribly busy, but busy enough to have been blessed to do alot of fun things together with friends and family. I just wanted to write a short little post about the Nassar February events and show pictures of what we have been up to.
It was one of my most important 2013 New Year’s Resolutions to consistently read more books. I love reading and more importantly the feeling of really of being so into a book. Throughout grade school, middle school, and high school I hated reading mostly because I was forced to do it and we all know when someone is making you do something it makes you hate it even more, at least that was my own experience. And the one other reason that I now know why I hated reading and school so much growing up would be because I didn’t understand what I was reading at all, it was like one never ending, run-on sentence. There was never a story, plot, theme, or anything, it was all just words. I’m so glad to finally know now why reading frustrated me for so long and to finally be able to enjoy it! I suppose it was sometime in college or after that I began to learn to like to read and in the last few years it has turned into a love to read.
I started out this new year by reading Room By: Emma Donoghue. It was definitely a different, but enriching book to read. It was totally a ME book, a typical book that I would love so I thoroughly enjoyed it. It amazed me how someone could actually think something like this up since it was a fiction book. Also one thing that really struck me after reading the book was how different being in our world can make us and how evil one person can really be, our surroundings in our lives can change so much. This book was about a woman who at nineteen gets kidnapped and is held hostage in a sound proof metal shed in a backyard. She is kept in the shed for seven years, every night is raped, but becomes pregnant and has a baby inside the shed. This shed is where the little boy, Jack grows up, there is no window, no outside, he has to sleep in a wardrobe. I won’t say much else about the book but that it is horrifying (just to think about a situation like that, especially when we all know they happen everyday in our world), unimaginable, brilliant, especially that it is written in Jack the five year old’s voice and point of view.
The book I am currently reading now is SO DIFFERENT from Room, but still I am loving it! I actually intended to read this book much much sooner but haven’t been reading much at all in 2012. This was one of the many books I got for Christmas last year and I’m so happy I’m finally getting into it. It is the perfect balance between a love story (one that isn’t cheesy and over the top) and good story from the old times. I love old stories, especially love ones. And this book is also fiction which is surprising since I normally don’t go for fiction at all. I’m loving reading it every night while Jake and I are laying in bed both reading our books, that honestly couldn’t be any different. I have about ten chapters left and I can’t wait to see how it ends, it has been so great so far!
I am hoping to finish this book over the week and through this coming week before I go on my trip to Abilene for a week. While I am there I am planning to start Gifted Hands by: Ben Carson
And we shall see what comes up next, book suggestions are always welcome!!