I used to sneakily stay up late as a kid to read. I would push myself down under the covers, and position a flashlight just so, right on my chest, so I could read without my parents seeing the flickering beam. I always had a hard time falling asleep as a child and curling up with a book was the one way I could fall asleep.
Now I fall asleep instantly -- usually as soon as my head hits the pillow- - so I don't read in bed, but I still do read voraciously -- especially during my commute to and from work on the bus -- and if no one is around -- during dinner.
Here's a bit what of what I'm been reading recently:
just read: Wild by Cheryl Strayed // Oh man. This was a fascinating read. But I'm not gonna lie, there were moments in the book where I wanted to jump in and shake the main character.
Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman // Heart-breaking. This story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife and the decision they make (no spoilers) is dramatic but written in such a gorgeous way. Sometimes when I read books, I just get caught up in the story, but the author's writing-- nearly prose-- captured me in a way most books don't.
reading: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green // I was expecting this to be an utterly life-changing book. I think sometimes when we go into a book (or movie, or restaurant) with such high expectations, we are doomed to failure. Now, don't get me wrong-- I really am enjoying this book and am almost done -- but it isn't life-changing for me.
to read: The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls // really enjoyed Jeanette Walls' other books-- The Glass Castle and Half-Broke Horses -- so I'm really looking forward to her first foray into fiction.
what are you reading right now?