Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bookworms are Awesome =)

Lately I have realized that this blog is becoming less and less personal and more and more just about designing...I love designing and scrapping but its not the only thing I wanted to talk about when I started blogging. Hopefully, going forward there will be more real life mixed in with the designing goodies!

I am also an avid reader- the pile of books to read on the nightstand never gets any smaller because I keep adding to it! It runs in the family- pretty much my entire family has always read. My mom was hard pressed to keep my sisters and me in books when we were kids. Luckily we are all pretty close in age and had similar interests. Remember Sweet Valley High? My sister still has almost the entire series from when we were kids. We also read the not-too-scary Christopher Pike books and mysteries- I think I had almost every Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden book ever written.

Since finding the Twilight series have I begun reading more and more of the fantasy genre. I have the Vampire Chronicles but have had a hard time getting into the second book. But the OCD in me has to read the entire series in order LOL. In the meantime I picked up a book called Need and the sequel, Captivate. These books were written from the perspective of a 16 year old girl and they are definitely written like I am talking to my 15 year old nieces and nephews! The story is cute and the second one left me hanging so I'm sure the OCD will kick in and I will pick up the 3rd when it comes out.

The next book in the pile is by Olivia Goldsmith and couldn't be more different! Ever since the First Wives Club movie came out its been on my favorites list- you gotta love Girl Power! I finally picked up the book and will let you know if its better than the movie.

What books are on your Have to Read list? I would love to know what you loved so I can check them out!


Kara said...

I love to read too Melissa. I am currently waiting on The Lovely Bones from the library. I am a huge Stephen King and Dean Koontz fan. The last book I read by dean was By The Light Of The Moon. Good read! That is all I can think of at this hour..LOL! Maybe once I get some sleep I can come back and suggest more :D

Talia French said...

I loved Sweet Valley Twins and High. I read them constantly as a child & early teen. Nancy Drew too! It's great to remember those books!

Right now I'm reading Marley and Me by John Grogan. I have to say that this is the first book/movie combo that I've been able to not get geek rage over. Both are absolutely wonderful. The book will have you laughing out loud and reaching for tissues. Some of my other favorite books are Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (can you tell I like international writers), and In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. If you read any of these let me know so we can chat about them!

Anisah said...

I'm a bookworm too! I read all the time when I was a kid. I had all the Little House on the Prairie books, and the Trixie Beldon books too. I loved those! I read Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew at the library.

I still read a lot. Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors too. I used to read Stephen King in high school, but it's too scary for me anymore lol. Pearl S. Buck was one of my favorite authors in high school too. She won a Pulitzer for The Good Earth.

I don't read as much as I used to, what with having kids and the internet. But I still love to read in bed before I go to sleep.

Classic said...

I love to read, in fact my friends think I am obsesive about reading so I know a few amazing series because like you I also have OCD.
1. Maximum Ride
2. City of Ashes
3. Uglies