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Friday, May 11, 2012

30 Day Blog Challenge- Day 9

Favorite book and what you're currently reading.

I already miss Maurice Sendak.  We weren't friends, and I didn't know him, but knowing he is gone really gets to me.  Where the Wild Things are is the first book I remember reading to myself all the time.  My mother could probably tell you what the first actual book I read to myself was, but my memory doesn't go back that far.  After bedtime I would sneak out of bed, grab the book and read it to myself.  The thrill of being caught after bedtime combined with the thrill of Max's adventure was almost too much to handle.

Since that book I have read countless 'classics' and mandatory reading for school, and some for pleasure.  The book that has stood out to me, and that changed the way I viewed reading, is 'Good in Bed' by Jennifer Weiner.  No it is not a porno novel.  I found this book on a whim the first summer I was back from college.  Having been over stimulated by professors and papers I found down time of summer break to be rather BORING.  And to top it off, I could no longer wake up when I wanted to, thanks Mom!  So I picked up the book without knowing a thing about the author or plot.

Reading became fun again.  I didn't have to memorize a passage for a class.  I didn't need to write 10 pages on the symbols of the car in the second chapter.  10 years later and I can still remember everything about the book.  I have read it more than a handful of times- I NEVER DO THAT. 

My current read is 'Jeneration X' by Jen Lancaster.  She is hilarious.  If you like a good belly laugh and sarcasm, she is up your alley.


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