I am a HUGE bookworm.
I always have been. Since I was a little kid I was constantly reading books, novels, poetry.. You name it, and I was reading it. I could honestly sit in Barnes & Nobles for hours just reading books and I would become lost in my own little imaginary world.
My earliest memory of reading a book as a child was a funny story. I had this really big book, nearly 700 pages that I would carry around with me as a little girl (before, I even knew how to read). I loved the book so much because it had a big picture of a blue, majestic unicorn on it. The entire book was filled with words with only a few pages that had pictures of the unicorn, maybe 3 or 4. I was sitting in my daddy’s fire station when a man approached me and asked me “What’s little girl like you carrying around a big book like that?” And I remember telling him “Because I like it. And I want to learn how to read it someday.” And he took the book out of my hand and started flipping through the pages, and he came across the page that had a picture of the unicorn on it and he said “You must like this page, right? Because it has a picture of a unicorn on it.” And I looked at him, I grabbed the book back and I turned it to the following page which only had words on it. And I told him, “No. I like this page. Because it is filled with words on it, and I want to be able to read it.” — That is my earliest memory of reading a book and it is sort of strange the bond I form with my books. I must sound like a complete, and total nerd. But reading and writing has become my passion, and I am turning it into my career. The little girl back then would be proud at the woman I am now… And that makes me extremely happy.
So, of course, naturally I became a bookworm as an adult. Unfortunately, with school it has really limited my reading time with books of my own choice. But every now and then, I get to pick up a good book and read.
I want to introduce the book I picked up today, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
I had been hearing a lot of great stuff about this book and how fantastic the author was. So, I decided to check it out for myself! I’m pretty excited about this read because I normally don’t read books that are about murder, disappearance, or terrifying in anyway. So I am completely intrigued by this book, and I promise to share with all my readers how much I’m loving, or hating the book.
In the first few pages of the book, there is a quote that seems to sum up the entire book and what to prepare yourself for in the novel.
“Love it the world’s infinite mutability; lies, hatred, murder even, are all knit up in it; it is the inevitable blossoming of its opposites, a magnificent rose smelling faintly of blood.” -Tony Kushner, THE ILLUSION
I am always on the hunt for new reads as well! So please, feel free to email me any suggestions you have.
Til we meet again,