I guess it’s not a bad habit really. But it can cost money. And the way I go through these things..it can cost a lot of money. I have always been a bookworm. I started to read at age four and really haven’t let up since. As a child I would read anything I could get my hands on. I read way above my reading level, and I don’t think my parents noticed when I started reading Stephen King at the age of nine. To this day I hate clowns. And I have yet to see the movie, nor do I want to.
I go on reading tangents, where I’ll voraciously tear through an author or a subject, and then be done with it for awhile. I usually don’t follow the best sellers lists, although I gave in and did the “Hunger Games” things this year and the “Fifty Shades of Grey” thing. Don’t roll your eyes. I didn’t know those books existed until I saw a ton of my friends on FB talking about it.
My thoughts on the “Hunger Games”: I loved it. Very well written. I saw the movie too. And I can’t wait for the rest of the movies.
My thoughts on “Fifty”: Lacking in the writing category, but it accomplished it’s mission. It’s a sweet story. If the reader can handle the sexual topics presented. There were times I had to flip past a few of the sections, but only because of my past. And that’s another post for another day. I don’t need to go down that rabbit hole.
Currently I have been reading on average a book a day. I have a Kindle, which I think is God’s (or whoever’s) sign to us that s/he loves us, and I raid the free books on Amazon at least once a week. As I haven’t been working, there is no money for me to actually pay for my books. Even if they are 99 cents. So I scour Amazon for free books. And I really haven’t been disappointed.
I also do http://www.bookbloggers.net, in which authors put up their books for review. Majorly good stuff. I haven’t read a bad book yet. In fact I have come across some amazing good authors through that site.
Some of my recent favorites: “The Zombie Bible” series by Stant Litore, “There Goes the Galaxy” by Jenn Thoreson, and The Mercury series by Rob Kroese.
What I look for in a book is something that can completely take me away from my current setting and situation. Paint the picture for me. Put me with the character. Teach me something. With the Zombie Bible series, Litore literally paints the picture of the time and place. His writing is incredible. With “Galaxy”, you are actually in space, new languages, aliens, customs, I truly loved it. And Mercury…just the humor aimed at religion.