So, my friend Amanda is having another Dishing It Party. This months topic is about your Summer Reading List. Hmmmm. I love to read. I constantly snuggle up in the window seat with lots of pillows and a good book. I always have a Raspberry Mocha and plate of cookies on hand too. Yeah, right!!!! I'm also a size 2 and a part time swimsuit model.
Actually, I do love to read, I just don't have a lot of time. If I sit down to read a book, I end up reading the same page over and over because I'm so distracted from all the "Mommy, I need" and "Mommy, I want" or "Mommy, she/he...blah, blah, blah". It's so hard to read with lots of distractions! That's why I only ready five or six books a year, if that.
The books that I enjoy reading are chick books, with the occasional book on autism. I love Nicholas Sparks books, especially The Notebook, which is also one of my favorite movies.
I do enjoy Danielle Steele even though they're usually a little predictible. I love suspense movies, but I don't read murder mystery type books because I need to know the end of the story before I go to bed, or else I won't sleep or I'll have nightmares if I do sleep. I do enjoy books with a happy ending. I think there is enough bad stuff going on in the world today, that I don't want to fill my spare time (what little I have), with sadness, fear and other bad things. I also do enjoy Carly Phillips if I want a "beach read", ya know something quick and entertaining. Also, as much as I hate sci-fi, I did enjoy the Twilight series very much!
One of the questions was "where is your favorite place to read?" I usually read in the school pick up line because I am in the car a little over an hour in the afternoon. That's usually when I read. I also like to read in the bathtub, but only if I don't have little ones interrupting me constantly. That's a nice visual, huh? So sorry about that.
I get most of my books from either my mom or the library. My mom ready constantly so she usually has several I haven't read. If not from my mom, then from the library. I rarely go buy books, except for sometimes from the Used section.
What's next on my reading list? There is one Nicholas Sparks book I haven't read and the new Safe Haven, due on soon. I need to get my hands on that when school starts.
As far as magazines I read, I read Glamour from cover to cover every month. When I can get my hands on People (too expensive to have a subscription), I read it from cover to cover too. I also really love my Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens and House Beautiful.
Just FYI, if anybody has a child recently diagnosed with autism, I strongly recommend the book Ten Things Every Autistic Child Wishes You Knew. It's excellent and an easy read. It helps you understand the way autistic kids sensory issues work. Awesome book and fairly cheap too. We bought enough to send to all our relatives to read to help them understand L's issues.
So, what's your story (HA! Get it? I know, I'm a dork!) Anyway, run over to Amanda's and party with us.