Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Passion for Reading

When I was in elementary school I discovered I had a passion for reading.  Every day my 5th grade teacher would read us a chapter at a time from "The Hobbit".  I was drawn into the story and fell in love with the characters.

As a teenager I immersed myself in books.  I would pretend I was the heroine in romance stories and that 'prince charming' would rescue me from the life I was living.


As an adult, reading became an anti-stress reliever from a busy life.  It had a way of leaving all other things at a stand still.  Everything stops for me as I'm so engrossed in the book world.

I love the company of books.  So much so, that once I begin a novel I typically cannot put it down.  I do not prefer one genre over another.  Suspense, murder mystery and fiction are interesting and literally get you mad if you can't figure out who the murderer was.  Romance novels are exciting stories that take you away into a amorous fantasy.  Historical fiction gives you an insight into the past, leading you into factual accounts while entertaining you at the same time.  Fairy tales are fun to read to children and Mother Goose stories are theorized to be based upon history.  Horror stories aren't my favorite unless they are about really cool and sexy vampires =)

Passion can genuinely do wonders like cheering up ones mood when they are upset, distressed, depressed with the failures, miseries, worries in their lives. I honestly believe that by fulfilling your passion definitely cheers you up, encourages you to try and work harder, relieves your stress and in fact, just takes you to another world.
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17 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. I guess it's no secret that mine is a love for words also. Obviously I love putting them to paper, but a big part of that is also reading the words of others. Being inspired. Moved. Motivated. Or, just the pure enjoyment. If I am reading, I can get swept away from my everyday worries and be transported to another time and place. Lost in the story. But, when I am doing the writing - it's the opposite -- to do it well, you have to be so in the moment. So tuned in to everything. Feeling it. Connecting to it. You can get lost in someone else's words; but you cannot hid from your own!
    Also, reading about Jamie Fraser gets me pretty passionate too.

    that might be the other kind ;)

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  2. Ahhhh, Jamie. There's one character I'd love to see come to life (just for me)(never was good at sharing).

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  3. Hold on... Jamie Fraser is busy keeping ME entertained... :)

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  4. I'm a reader too... and have a hard time putting a book down once I'm into it. Many times I've suffered for it the next day when I've been up half the night reading! Are you on Goodreads?

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  5. I love to read as well. Since I have retired I make the walk to the library part of my routine. I love joining book clubs when I cruise because it takes ,e out of my comfort zone and I read books I might have picked up. Have you read Barbara KIngsolver's "Lacuna"? I read it on my last cruise.

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  6. You already have a scottish husband. You cannot claim another one. LOL

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  7. Ah, the next day book migraine. ;-)
    Yes, I am on Goodreads. Currently I am re-reading the Outlander series. I cannot get enough of those books! xo

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  8. I haven't heard of that one, but I will check it out. I'm always up to new suggestions. I also have an ereader, which has cleared up a whole mess of shelves that used to be bulging with books.

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  9. I've always loved to read too. I wish I had more time to do it... & that my aging eyes didn't hurt so bad when I did it.

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  10. I read in the car, during hockey practice, before bed.... Whenever I can find the time.

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  11. Gosh, I used to read so much... but now, I just don't find the time. The time I am not working, doing household, cooking or enjoying with hubby, I am spending with photography and my website, and that's it. The only times I read these days is at the hair salon or in doctor's waiting room, but even there I am usually working on iPhone photos - LOL - but I would not want to miss reading or my full bookshelves at all. And absolutely, a good book grabs you so much, you do not want to put it away, hate them and love them even more :)

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  12. I go through phase where I read a ton and than nothing...I'm in my not reading phase and will return with warmer weather! Have a wonderful day!

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  13. I favor the non-fiction list which doesn't offer the same level of fantasy I guess. One very interesting non-fiction and one that gave the feeling of wanting to know what happens next was, "Impossible Odds". It's the story of Jessica Buchanan, an aid worker in Somalia. She was kidnapped and later rescued by the Navy Seals. Amazing story - well written.

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  14. I go thru phases too. Right now I have been going on a TV binge and catching up on Games of Thrones. Once that's over, I'll find a new book. You have a good day too. Stay warm!

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  15. My husband reads non-fiction books. I'll tell him about the one you recommended.

    Oh, yes. I did see your comment about the second singer. :-)

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  16. When I read the housework does tend to suffer. LOL

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  17. I love reading too! I just don't get to do it much anymore. I should!!! I have never even read Lord of the Rings or Hobbit...and usually I have a hard and fast rule about reading before seeing ;-)

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