Reverb 15 | Prompt 3 | Good Reads

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this December MeredithSarah, and I are not hosting any Reverb prompts, rather, we’re Reverbing on our own terms.  I meant to post sooner about this, but obviously that just did not happen.  To summarize the current situation, Meredith just got married, Sarah is now a mother of three (!) precious little ones, and I am incubating a Critter.  We have some (great) stuff going on, but it is a lot.

I am hoping to write on the odd Reverb prompt when the mood strikes.  Today, I’m following Sarah and Kim’s prompt, so I hope you enjoy!

Prompt 3: Good reads. What was your favorite book or reading of 2015? Why? Was it a different genre from what you normally read?

It is no secret to you guys that I read a lot.  In a brief tally of everything I posted to The Blog, I was at 68 books read in 2015 which is something like…1.4 books a week.  That’s not entirely surprising I suppose, and obviously it does not include my daily perusing of current events.

The other evening when I was at dinner with some girlfriends, Dana asked me how and when it is that I find the time to read.  This is not a question I have ever been asked before, but I’m pretty comfortable saying that I’m a sort of Girl Warren Buffet when it comes to the amount of time I dedicate to reading.

Each morning, over breakfast, I read.  Which means that I wake up early enough that I have time in my day to enjoy a proper breakfast that includes reading.  My daily news diet includes The New York Times, Mother Jones, Slate, and The Atlantic.  Often times, in the afternoon after I am done working out but am waiting for Marcus to come home, I read.  Sometimes in the evening, if I am not in the mood to watch TV (or watch it any more) I read.

Each weekend, I look forward to reviewing the lists of the latest Amazon bestsellers/books of the month and book recommendations I have screen-shotted from my Twitter feed and adding all of these to my reserves list at the library.

Always, I am reading, and it has been this way my whole life.

I remember as a Little Pup, I would tuck a copy of latest Boxcar Children or Thoroughbred or Saddle Club book I was reading in the space between my mattress and the bed frame.  Once I had been tucked in, I would un-tuck myself, sit on the side of my bed closest to the night light (it was a quite bright night light) and read until I couldn’t anymore.  This felt so sneaky, even though I’m sure that had I been discovered in the act of my surreptitious reading, absolutely nothing would have happened.

Out of all of this, I can already tell you it is impossible for me to pick a “favorite” book for 2015.  Some books were great.  Other books were terrible. Some books were right books for the wrong time.  Other books were wrong books for the right time.

But, as I was digging through my blog inbox, I found this article about Octopi that I e-mailed to myself at the end of December last year.  It is one where I so wish I could tell you why I liked it, except there is nothing else to say besides the fact that it is Fascinating.  I hope you will enjoy it as well.

Click here to read Inside The Mind Of The Octopus.

 

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3 responses to “Reverb 15 | Prompt 3 | Good Reads

  1. I’m exactly the same way, ever since I could read I’ve had my face stuffed inside a book. Thanks for taking the time to share your suggestions, I’ll add them to my gigantic “to read” list

  2. I think you mentioned getting an e-reader not too long ago. How do you like it? Do you prefer a solid book? Do you think it allows you to read more because you always have your next book? Is it easy to check out books from the library on it?

    I borrowed a friend’s kindle a while back and while I got through the 3 Hunger Games books while I was in Ireland, I wasn’t completely sold on getting one for myself when I returned. Just wanted to hear your thoughts since you read so much!

    Also, thanks for sharing that you read the reviews on Amazon each week! I only think about doing that on a book that I’m already interested in. What a great way to find new reads. Thank you.

    • Hi! I think this might be my first ever respond to a comment on the blog via the comment box (v. tweeting back or whatever). I am officially living in 2015! I like my Kindle but I still get hard copy library books as well. What I love about the Kindle is that I can “visit” the library without ever leaving my house and it is very easy to pack for vacation (gone are the days of backpacks stuffed with books!). Mostly I just sort out what I am reserving as a hard copy v. EBook based on wait time. I hope this helps!

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