I read a lot. I have at least one book going at all times. I have no idea why I love it. I do know I’ve done it as far back as I can remember. I can just get lost in books and really get into the characters. I have gotten so involved before that someone can talk to me and I don’t even hear them. I can remember not being able to wait to go to the library next. I would plan out all the books I’d be able to check out. I can also read anywhere. I can read in waiting rooms or on the boat. I can literally get lost in a book no matter where I am.
There are a few authors I really like. I tended in my younger years to only read the same authors. Danielle Steel is a huge favorite of mine but I read to many of her books in a row for so many years that certain phrases she used I found annoying and she became to predictable to me. She has so many books that once I read them all, I tried expanding my library. So these days, I tend to buy a variety of authors.
I love Stephen King also although I can’t read all his books. Some are just to long and some are just to weird. Even for me “his #1 fan!!” I have been truly scared reading his books. For those of you who’ve only seen his books as “movies,” your not getting the book, your just getting Hollywood’s take on what will sell. IT was one of the best books I’ve ever read in my life but that movie was so lame. I was reading that and was afraid to do my laundry because of the drain in the middle of the floor. I’m not even joking you here but that movie was laughable. Then again you have The Shining with Jack Nicholson and who didn’t love him in that? That was a really good movie. I just really hate the way they are vastly different and some of the “reasonings” behind the “why’s and the how’s” of the book, are nowhere to be found in the movie.
Lately I’ve been re-reading all my old books. I’ve started over. I can’t believe how many of Danielle Steel’s books that I’ve totally forgotten the plots. They have been like brand new stories to me and I’ve really enjoyed it. I have hundreds of books. I usually buy them at flea markets and try to buy used. Some authors, as mentioned above, I have all in hardcover so I feel I need to continue that collection. I hope someday someone will want to read some of them. It seems such a waste. I do try to donate all the soft cover books that I know I won’t read again to people who I hope enjoy them.
Do you read? Who do you like to read and what kind of books do you like? What kind of story do you like? Do you like to be scared or do you like to cry? Do you just like the warm fuzzy feeling a Nicholas Sparks novel gives you? Nicholas Sparks is another great one for not staying very close to the plot in movies. I loved Nights In Rodanthe but the main reason she told her kids the story of her love affair was never mentioned in the movie. Man, I feel cheated when that happens.
What, if anything is on your reading list? Would you rather read the book or see the movie? I always read the book first but do like to see the movie.