Fact: I hated reading as a child. I'm actually somewhat jealous of all the people I meet who have fond childhood memories of pouring over books for hours and hours. I never found anything that really appealed to me. I was discriminatory against books, see. I had a very strict, non-sensical criteria for what I would read which left me not reading that much. The banned books included things like The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter which I didn't read until I was in high school. Oh, the horror!
Even in high school, I didn't read much beyond the requirements for class. I remember my dad coming home in the summer and I'd be watching MTV in my pajamas and just beg me to take up reading. Well, that clearly made me want to be all crazy and rebellious and not read. Ha! I showed him, alright.
Then I graduated college and I was bored as all get out. I moved to D.C. and neither Andy or barely any of my friends had moved here yet. I lived in the basement of family members and their basement also turned out to be their library. My cousin is a professor and he loves books and he wants you to love books, too. Although he was pushing 70 I felt uncool if I didn't read the books he suggested. Ah, peer pressure. How it never dies...
Today I am proudly becoming a little book worm (so cheesy. I'm sorry.) I've got my little book club, even, where we *gasp* discuss books between sips of wine and bites of cupcakes. Here's what I've been working on the past month:
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott - it's an oldie but a goody!
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Shopaholic Ties the Knot, by Sophie Kinsella (This is fun, beach reading. Not fine literature. You've been warned)
Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding
The Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell - by far the best book of the month. I'm excited to read his other books.
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