I have a confession to make.
I’ve never been one who likes to read books.
Ouch. That hurts to admit because I am a teacher. I have my Masters in Elementary Education! I used to TEACH kids to read, for pete’s sake!
But I’ve never been a “reader.”
Granted, I love to read my Bible. Devotional books. Magazines. Blogs.
But I am not one of those smart type of people who are always reading the latest best seller, or some intellectual book to make them better at their job, ya know the type??! You are probably one of them.
I always cringe when I am in a group with other women who are “readers.” They will start talking back and forth about their favorite books and characters. I stand there frozen like a deer in the headlights. Like a DUMB deer in the headlights!
I’ve always thought if I was really smart, I would be an avid reader. My mom was an avid reader! She was reading a book every single day! I always wished I could be like her in that way.
But I have a hard time sitting still long enough to get into a novel or book. I’m always thinking of all the things I could be getting done if I weren’t sitting there reading that book! Do you do that?
And then my mind wonders, and I lose my place. I kept thinking that when all the boys are out of the house, maybe then I would have more time to read.
However, I am very proud to say that over the past few months, I have become somewhat of a “reader.” Baby steps, y’all.
I have read several small business-type books, and a book by Stephen Curtis Chapman’s wife, Mary Beth, called “Choose to See.” I enjoyed reading it because Stephen is from Kentucky, and I have followed him in Christian music since I was a teenager.
And then my sweet “gift mom” (because she is a gift from God,) gave me a book to read that a friend of hers had written. It’s called Grounded, and the setting takes place in Kentucky.
There were so many parts of the book that reminded me of my childhood years and of all the wonderful things I learned from my grandparents.
Each night, I couldn’t wait to get to bed and read a few chapters of the book! It was so much fun getting lost in the story line.
I felt like a true “reader.” I was so proud of myself.
And now, I am wanting another great book to read, so I need your suggestions. :)
I like good, wholesome story lines, and ones with a good ending. If it is a great faith-based book, that is even better! I think I would like it to be another realistic fiction book but the setting can be past or present.
So help this wanna-be-reader out!
Share your favorite books with me!
And thank you so much! :)