Love of Books

“I read like the flame reads the wood.”
― Alfred Döblin

I consume books with a vigour.  I LOVE to read.  No, I don’t just love to read:  I AM a READER!  Though this was never intended to be a “book blog”, I am finding I am writing more about what I read so I thought it was high time to maybe give it a section.  Clearly I will write more about what I read.

Living with two avid, young readers, directs me to the young adult section of our library more often than not but this section is rich with imagination and hope.  My children and I (an 8 year old genius and 12 year smarty pants) delight in sharing recommendations with each other.  Watching my eight year old, not only pick up my latest Kelley Armstrong, but ENJOY it was a highlight in my life (doesn’t take much to make me happy, apparently)

“[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.”
― Simon Van Booy

My Favourite Books & Series’:

The following are my most favourite or go-to reads.  I’ve read most of these more than once and I’m the type who hates to re-read anything.

The HostStephenie Meyer (I can’t help it that she wrote sucky Twilight, okay!  This is still a fab read – and don’t watch the movie…READ THE BOOK!)

Genesis of Shannara trilogy – Terry Brooks  (Armageddon’s Children, Elves of Cintra & Gypsy Morph)

How do you choose even one title?  Everything written byKelley Armstrong  

Chaos Walking seriesPatrick Ness (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men)

Kinsey Millhone MysteriesSue Grafton (A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar, C is for Corpse, etc)

Stephanie Plum MysteriesJanet Evanovich (One For The Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly etc)

His Dark Materials trilogy – Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife & The Amber Spyglass)

NeuromancerWIlliam Gibson

A Soldier FirstGeneral Rick Hillier

FreakonomicsThe hidden side of everything) –Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

“When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it – or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don’t suppose many people try to do it.”
― Dodie SmithI Capture the Castle


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