This cold and rainy weather is the perfect time to catch up on all the reading that I have planned for the winter season. Not that I don’t read any other time of the year. Actually, that’s all I do. Read. And make many lists about reading. As I sit here and type this, I think about how I have come such a long way with how I read.
Back when the bookstores started coming out with e-readers, I was of the school that I wanted the book in my hand. I swore I would never use one of those contraptions to do my favorite activity. There is nothing like having a book in your hand. You know, the sound it makes when you crack it open or the smell of the fresh paper mixed with ink. From the time I was young and went to garage sales with my Grammy, I always gravitated to books. The quarter bins at a sale? Total bliss for me. I didn’t care what shape they were in, I just had to have them.
Winter Reads For 2014
As I got a bit older, I started having to have my books all in the same format. If I started a series in hardcover, I had to get them all in hardcover. Or if I bought a book in the small mass market it size, the series would have to be the same so it looked uniform on the shelves. It is no wonder I work in a bookstore now. Despite my earlier stance, I have to admit that I have fallen in love with my e-reader. It really comes in handy when you are on vacation, because you don’t have to drag a bag just for books.
My winter reads for 2014 include a lot of variety. My kids laugh because I have such a large variety of tastes when it comes to reading. So my winter reads list looks something like this:
- Heroes Of Olympus House of Hades by Rick Riordan(Young Reader Fiction)
- Focus on Food: Photography for Bloggers by Matt Armendiraz
- Deadly(Pretty Little Liars #14). Yes, I am on the PLL bandwagon and proud of it! After all, I am sort of a Philly girl!
- Newest Pottery Barn catalog
On Deck Reads:
- Game of Thrones: A Song Of Ice and Fire. Finally going to jump on the bandwagon and read this series
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green(Teen Fiction). This book was sold out over the Christmas season, so I want to see what the fuss is all about.
- Countdown by Michelle Rowen. Along the same lines of The Hunger Games and Partials series.
- Love & Respect In The Family by Emerson Eggerichs. I am doing a book review for the BookSneeze
- The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Loved the movie, so I want to see what the book is all about.
So these are just a few of my winter reads for 2014. The list is forever expanding, so I am sure I will have to have an update post in another month.
So share what you’re winter reads are! Leave a comment so that I can get some new suggestions.
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