Thursday, June 29, 2006

A good book

I LOVE to read. I have been an avid reader ever since Jr high when I found out that Tom Sawer really was a good story.

I have gone through many phases. The first one was romance novels. This is the one I probably should not have started with in my teenage years. I became obsessed with the lurid details! But it was what was available from my parents stash at the time!

I loved historical novels which I still love to read.

After I was married I went through the "horror" stage. I read all the "vampire" novels by.....oh, I can't think of her name but I have read all her books. I read all of Stephen Kings. His earliest novels are the best. I really liked those but his newer ones have alot of swearing. They aren't as bad as some people think they are.

I really love the LDS historical novels. I have learned so much about our colorful history, from early black mormons to different takes on the Mountain Meadow masacre. I love all the LDS Series books out there. I love the spirit I feel when I read them. It's a little different than Stephen King! One of my favorites was the Tennis Shoes among the Nephites. Love 'em!

I also love the classics. My husband turned me on to them. Oh, sure, I had read a few before he came along but I would never have read "All quiet on the western front" without him. I also loved "the Yearling" and "The Good Earth" alot.

There is so much out there to experience and learn from. It is a fountain that keeps going without end. In the scriptures, Heavenly Father tell us to learn as much as we can here about the earth, science and life. It is one command I take to whole heartedly! Just be a careful judge of what you put in there. I have found the Holy Ghost is a good detector of garbage if you are in the right spirit!

You may ask how I find the time to read. Well, I do it instead of the dishes and laundry! I do it instead of TV. and there is no better way to spend time than soaking in a hot tub with a good book! Don't drop it though! The book mobil man frowns on that! Happy Reading!

15 comments:

Yolanda said...

Okay...the similarities are beginning to scare me...I have read ALL of Anne Rice's vampire series, as well as her witch series, and her book of "the Mummy" is very good, too! I recently read four of Pearl S. Buck's books, really enjoyed the Porter Rockwell series, and right now am into a BIG, THICK (1500+ pages) book by Ayn Rand...I give up SLEEP for reading...my husband has learned to sleep with a pillow over his head to block out the lamp light!

Lisa M. said...

I promise you, the girl gobbles up books faster than I do wendy's. Its uncanny.

I go through phases where I can't get enough of the written word, and where I can't absorbe enough. I read a lot online too. Then, I back down for a while.

I love that you read. I love discussing books with you. I love, that you are eclectic in your thoughts, and we can discuss anything.

melissa c said...

Thanks gals! Ann Rice! You knew who I was talking about! I'll try Ayn Rand. Haven't read anything of hers that I know of!

Yolanda said...

I'm in a great book club with a bunch of very different personalities...We've read some REALLY geat books! Let me know if you need something to read...

Maren said...

I love to read too. I always have several books from the library by my bed. I've also read all of the Anne Rice vampire and her witch series. As a kid, I read a lot of Nancy Drew. I really like to read Orson Scott Card too. I just finished "The Secret Life of Bees", which I liked.

Lisa M. said...

I LOVED the secret life of Bees.

VERY much.

melissa c said...

I read the Secret life of bees just a few months ago. Loved it. Yolanda, I am ALWAYS looking for something new to read! Have any suggestions?

Yolanda said...

In no particular order:
"Ahab's Wife" by Sena Jeter Naslund
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
"Memoirs of a Geisha"by Arthur Golding
"The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews
"The Memoirs of Cleopatra" by Margaret George
"These is My Words" by Nancy E. Turner

Just a few... :)

melissa c said...

got 'em. I will read all of these and report back!

Lisa M. said...

LOVED the Kite Runner.

Okay adding them to my list.

GOODNESSSSS I am never gonna get any summer cleaning done.

Anonymous said...

What an idea ... reading instead of watching the "idiot-box" ... how novel! My wife and I are also avid readers ... and becomeing avid writers in our journals ... it is so much more romantic to read together rather than to watch a show on TV together. Thank you again for your blog ... "Mr Annoymous"

momyblogR said...

Oh, I love to read too. The tub thing IS very dangerous...especially late at night. I once started to doze off and nearly lost the book. It was a close call but I saved it just in time, lol!

Amy said...

I also have to say that this sounds very similar to my life of reading. Except now I am into young adult fiction. It's ironic-when I was younger I was always trying to read older books and now I am older I am always trying to read younger books. Reading was a luxury I have lost until all my kids have reached a certain point. I love to read.

melissa c said...

Amy, I am the same lately. I love the books for young people! Have you read "Eragon"? Love that series.

Amy said...

I haven't read that one yet. I am currently reading the The Edge Chronicles and recently finished up The Land Of Elyon. Lots of fun!