So, on to my magazine/book post:)
I actually blame my mom for my
Well, I to this day love them. I am a very tactile person. Sure, I love reading the headlines on TV/the Net, but I love to get a copy of a magazine in my hand, sit down with a coffee, or tea, and relax and read. I love People, US Weekly, RedBook, Cosmo, Glamour, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, well, pretty much any or all of them. I also LOVE Women's World. Even to this day, if I don't have ANY money to spring for a more expensive mag, I will somehow scrounge around for enough money to by a WW. I actually didn't by ANY magazine last week, not even a WW. Oh well. This isn't to say that I buy EVERY magazine out there..I usually buy a
So, on to books. I don't really remember my first full book that I read. I know I read a lot of the Baby Sitters Club. Please don't judge me. It was my era:) But as far as "adult" books (no, NOT those kind!), I think my first book was probably one of the Janette Oke series. Probably the first one was Love Comes Softly. My brother may or may not have read her Seasons of the Heart series. Other than our love of playing music, and of course, our love for God, Mom and Dad passed down their love for reading. My grandpa LOVED to read. During his last few years on earth, while he was really sick, he spent HOURS reading. Mom would spend HOURS reading to us in the evening. If you can get a hold of it, try and find Rainbow Valley (not the Anne of Green Gables version). I think it was written by Christmas Carol, or Carol Christmas, or someone. A very good book, and a great book to read aloud to your kids. I think I was in my early teens when she read it us. I remember really loving it. We would spend hours at the library, finding just the perfect book for us. For the most part, Mom let us read pretty much what we wanted, unless it had something to do with witchcraft and evil spells, etc. For instance Mom would prefer that the boys (I say prefer because they are older and she really doesn't have a say in what they read..well, I guess "I" is still underage) they not read Harry Potter, but she has allowed them to read the Hunger Games series, and they also have read the LOTR series. Mom and the kids still go there, especially during the school year. K and Bebop go as often as I can. They both just love books.
I love Danielle Steel, as formulated as she is for a secular author, and Beverly Lewis in Christian fiction. I think my favourite author is Francine Rivers. I LOOOOVE her books:)I think my favourites of hers are Redeeming Love, and the Atonement Child. I also would read "obscure"/stand alone books, like Secret Daughter (very good, btw), and A Soldiers Wife. That being said, I don't usually read "obscure" books, as they don't really tend to hold my interest. I have also started and stopped more books than I care to say. I did start on a book at Christmas, which I didn't finish. I also started on The Notebook, which I didn't finish. The book has to really capture my attention within the first few pages, or I put it down. I have, gotten half way into a book, and put it down, for which I feel guilty, but there are so many books to read, that life is wasted by reading a book you don't like right? I am still trying to finish The Mercy. I have also got Safe Haven from the library. I will try and read that one, as I want to watch the movie, and I have it on hold. I have read (and I bought it) and loved The Help. I may or may not have thought about getting into the Fifty Shades of Grey series. I go through months-years even- without reading a book, then I will suddenly read and read for a few months or so. Is anyone else like that? Well, I guess that about sums it up for this post. I should go and get on to reading my book that is WAY overdue at the library.
I will do a 5 on Friday and Weekly Wrap up Tomorrow.
PS...please tell me, what are your favourite books or magazines?