Books and Me

so many great books

 

It’s no secret that I love ~ I mean really LOVE ~ great books.

Books that inspire me.
Books that uplift me.
Books that strengthen my resolve to do better and be better.
Books that make me laugh.
Books that make me cry.
Books that take me into someone’s life ~ to experience what they experience.
Books that educate me.
And occasionally, a book just for fun.  Like a good mystery.

There are two types of people.

1. Those that only read one book at a time.
2. Those that read more than one book at a time.

I fit into the second category.  At any given time I usually have around six books that I’m reading and that includes a current book that I read with my son.  I just pick up whatever I’m in the mood to read or what interests me at the moment I sit down to read.

There are two types of people.

1. Those that underline and write notes in books.
2. Those that don’t.

I fit into the first category.  Not every book gets marked up but if a thought comes to me while I’m reading I write it in the margin.  If I look up a word definition I write it in the margin.  If there’s an important or beautiful passage I want to remember or refer back to I highlight it.

There are two types of people.

1. Those that will only read a book one time.
2. Those that will read a book more than one time.

I fall into the second category on this one.  I love to re-read great books.  Sometimes because I don’t remember what I’ve read {aagh}, but usually because of their great literary value ~ to glean more treasures from them.

There are two types of people.

1. Those that read a book cover to cover.
2. Those that pick through a book.

Here I fit into both categories.  If the book is a novel I read it cover to cover.  If it’s a mystery I read the last chapter first.  {Crazy, I know.  Do any of you do the same?}  If it’s a book to glean information from I tend to look at the contents or index and just read about topics I’m interested in at that moment.  If it’s scripture, I do both depending on what I’m wanting to focus on.

There are three types of people.

1. Those that don’t like to read.
2. Those that like to read.
3. Those that love to read.

I’m in the third category.  Some days I only have time for 20-30 minutes of reading.  Some days an hour or two.  If I have spare time in my day I almost always pick up a book and find a cozy place to read.

Did I leave out any categories?

What about you?
What kind of a reader are you?

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2 Responses to Books and Me

  1. Jeanie @ create&babble October 3, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Hey Lori, I love to read, too. Just wish I had more time to read! I never read the last chapter of a mystery first! And I’ve rarely read a book twice.

  2. Hannah October 5, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    Here’s my book profile: 1.2.2.1.3!!

    I love to read too! But i’ll throw myself into one book at a time a plow through it. I have to force myself to turn the light off at night, otherwise i’ll keep reading all night! I go through phases of interest too. Right now, I’m stuck in the Renaissance period and am reading both novels and reference literature. I just need a bigger book shelf!!

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