I am a self-admitted Late Bloomer. Coming into the home-stretch just a little bit later than most people I know, but getting there nonetheless.
My late-bloomer-ness is in the area of reading. Shamefully, I have never been a reader. I mean, of actual grown-up books. Bedtime stories, no problem. Blogs and magazines, no problem. Articles where I can read start to finish and get closure in one sitting, no problem. But a real book. Yeah, um, that's been a problem. I have tried. Seriously I've tried really hard. I have stacks of books with dog-eared pages about 3 chapters in. But that's where it has stopped.
Until recently. Okay, don't laugh -- it started with Twilight. I picked up the first book at Becca's house about a month ago and read it between Austin and Dallas on our way home from a visit. And instead of going home, I made Chris drive straight to Borders to get the rest of the series, which, like most of you, I finished in a week.
Then, keeping with Stephanie Meyer, I read The Host. And then Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. And then The Help by Kathryn Stockett. And tonight I just finished The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. I have Shelter Me, Pillars of the Earth and The Time Traveler's Wife sitting by my bed, ready to start.
I love this new world I've found -- it has been extraordinary to soak in these amazing stories. What book have you read recently that you would recommend?