Friday, April 3, 2009

These Is My Words

I love reading.

Have I ever told you that?

Well, I do.

I don't just read books, I devour them, I savor every word like it's the last taste of ice cream I will ever get. When I read I am transported into a whole different world. I become a different person experiencing different trials and joys.

I am what you would call an escape reader. That is not always a good thing.

If I am watching a movie I can turn it off. Even in the middle most intense part, I can walk away, no problem.

When I am reading a book, it is glued to my hand until it is finished.

Which could be why I don't read much anymore. I don't want to neglect my family. I need to live my life, and savor my family.

But just like that little piece of chocolate, I have to endulge now and again.

Which is why book clubs make me so happy! I feel like I am reading for a cause, not just my own enjoyment.

"But Mom, it's my homework, I have to do it!"

Which is why I was so happy when my friend Emily started a blogger book club. Last month we read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. We then discussed it. I loved hearing what other people had to say about the book. I loved learning from other people's perspectives. It was glorious.

For the months of April/May we are reading These Is My Words by Nancy Turner. I am excited. I have never heard anything about this book, but it is a book. I am so excited to read it! If anyone else wants to join in the book club, go out, get your book and start reading it.

For more information, check out Emily's blog.

Also to learn more about Tender Mercies go here.

6 comments:

Em said...

wooo woooo woooo, thanks for the plug! go bloggin bookies;-)

Amy said...

Emily,
No worries. Let's be honest, book clubs rock!

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

I'm glad you found someone that will actually fully participate in a book club with you. Sorry about my lack of interest in reading. I wish I was as into it as you. But hey I am good at spelling, and sometimes you aren't. If I understand correctly, endulge should be indulge. Sorry about that little habit of mine.

Amy said...

Tricia,
Hahaha. I used to be really good at spelling, and then I learned Spanish, and now I want to spell everything how it sounds... like they do in Spanish. Thanks for the correction.

kel said...

I'm a bookworm too!! I have a online book club too... www.girlswithbooks.blogspot.com

Right now I am reading THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett... and it is amazing!!!

Taren said...

I'm gonna read this. I love books, I love reading other peoples diaries, and I love incorrect sentences. Score!