Reading is Better than Eating a Bag Full of Chips

Ahh books. Hearts. How I love thee.

Ahh books. ❤ Hearts. How I love thee.

I haven’t done a Making up for Monday post for a while, and I miss doing this, so I decided why not do it for this week!

Tiffany hasn’t updated the topics, yet so I’ll just go with the last topic, for April 27th, and it’s a great topic!

April 27: Have you ever stopped reading for a long period of time?  If so, how long and why?

I didn’t read a lot for fun when I was a kid until late high school — aside from Clifford the Big Red Dog, Bernstein Bears, and the books I had to read for school like James and Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

By high school, I was taking college level classes, so I didn’t have a lot of time to read. When I did have some free time I read the first Harry Potter book and a classic, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, as well as Howard’s End by E. M. Forester.

So I only stopped reading for a long period of time, when I had school or exams. The other time was when I was involved in a lot of community work my cell phone was ringing constantly, and got over 40 text messages a day during the weekends, I was hosting study sessions, editing a blog, tea parties, field days, and other events and volunteering with other organizations out of the free time I had outside of work.

But every other summer I read at least 6 books, over two months, if not more — so I added The Chosen by Chiam Potok, Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz, and I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter to the list!

Reading is a part of who I am, now, and — it’s like Lays chips, or Pringles, if you will, once you start, you can’t stop! Except that, when you choose good books, reading is always healthier than eating chips.

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