Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My escape...

Do you read?

I have always been a reader... in fact, I dream of writing a book one day. When I was in grade school that was what I wanted to do when I "grew up".

Anyway, when I had my second baby I was up so much at night nursing and rocking her and I was worn out and had trouble staying awake sometimes. I hated falling asleep while I was holding her or feeding her so I thought I'd get a book out and read it to keep me awake during those long nights.

I grabbed the closest book to me, which was a gift from my dad when she was born (does the man know me or what?!). It was Simple Genius by David Baldacci.

Oh. My. Word. I fell in love with this book quickly and also fell in love with his writing. I love a suspense novel.... I love complicated plots.... I love mysteries. And I found it all in his book.

So since that point I've managed to get my hand on nearly all of his books (most of which I borrowed from my dad) and have loved each and every one of them.

I realize that reading isn't for everyone.... but for me it is my escape... my thing to do for myself (along with crafting). So I just thought I would share with you this author and his books. Thanks Dad for introducing me to David Baldacci and his writing. I'm a fan!

Happy reading - or whatever you do for yourself. Take some time to do something for yourself today!


elainaann said...

I love reading. There is nothing better than a hot bath and a good book. I'm a fan of Karen Kingsbury and Terri Blackstock. Oh and Kathy Herman

Rhonda Rae said...

i never would have thought of reading whileim up feedin a baby. Ill have to try it when logan gets here. It my fav thing to do russell makes fun of me cuz i manage to read most bookin in about 24 hours.