- Spending time with my family
Anyway, I have loved books and reading since I was a baby and my mother read my first book to me. I was hooked and couldn't wait until I could read all by myself. In nursery school, I remember my three-year-old self looking over at the kindergarteners learning to read and thinking: I want to do that.
Lucky for me I attended a progressive nursery school and they actually let me join the five-year-olds (they were probably tired of my begging and crying and just wanted some peace and quiet). For whatever reason, I was allowed to sit in the circle with the big kids and learned to read along with them, and a passion was born.
Fast forward forty-some years and I'm a middle-aged woman with a huge book collection. Paperbacks, signed first editions, reference books, fragile antique books...I love them all.
When the Kindle was introduced, I was in heaven. Finally—I could go on a week's vacation without having to bring an extra suitcase just for the books that I wanted to read. Seriously, if we were flying cross-country, I'd have three books in my carry-on just to tide me over until we landed. Now I only have to carry my Kindle and life is good.
Hubby has insisted for years that since I love reading so much, I should write a book. He has visions of me writing the next bestseller; I think he actually wants to be a househusband. Or maybe he just wants to go on book tours with me; standing in the background beaming as I sign books. Nah, he just wants to see those big old fat checks coming in the mail.
Unfortunately, I have no imagination. Zero, zip, nada. Writing a book is beyond me, but there is another way that I can stick a toe in the door of the publishing world: proofreading. And that's what I've been doing for the past couple of days; I've been reading and proofing a novel for an author. Thank goodness I paid attention in English class!
Blogging for Books. It's a wonderful opportunity for people like me who love to read...I pick out a new book that looks interesting from ones they have available and they send it to me, either as an ebook or sometimes as a real book. My job is to read the book and review it, here on my blog for you and also in a public forum like Amazon.com, in order to spread awareness about it. How fun is that?
I'm waiting for my first book to arrive; it's an Amish trilogy (I love those!) and has the word "quilts" in the title. What could be more perfect?