Wednesday, 28 September 2011

When you just can't sleep...

Normally when I can't sleep I grab a book. It's now after 0830 and I'm wondering why I bothered to get up and tidy my flat??

I'm heading for bed to try for a few hours kip but wonder if I can manage it.

Quite disappointed that I wasted the perfect opportunity to catch up on my reading list!

And shocked that my mail has been delivered before I go to bed! Haven't pulled an all nighter in nearly 10 years!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Reading Style

So I've given this a bit of thought and decided that I do have a reading style. It's not something I've really thought about before but I think it'd be a good way to introduce myself on my first blog post!

Reading is a passion of mine. This is likely because I can escape life. My life's not bad at all, I enjoy being a student, I'm not particularly poor, I have some really awesome friends as well. Unfortunately there's that part of me that wishes I was still 8 years old and only caring about if my friends could come and play after school. The bills are paid and I'm not really escaping from anything in my life when I lose myself in a good book.

I think it's that sense of adventure that I'm clinging onto for dear life. We were all fearless at some point during our childhoods, right!?!? Growing up we become fearful of certain things. We don't take so many chances in our search of an adventure like we once would have.

When I engross myself in a book it brings my imagination to life. It makes me feel like I'm embarking on a great adventure. And in my opinion adventure is a wonderful thing!

So where do I read? Answer - ANYWHERE.

I know people who like to take a book into the bath with them, I will admit that I don't read there, so maybe I won't read anywhere. However I always have a book (or two) in my bag and even have more ebooks on my iPhone than I do pictures, music and apps put together.

I will read in a cafe, waiting for a train, on the train, at the airport, during a flight and I do love to curl up in bed with a book.

Often I'm up until 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning reading because I've lost track of time completely.

I'm sure that I am not unique in this sense but books are such a huge part of my life that I feel that it is something I can continuously blog about.

so here is the stack of books that are currently residing on my bedside cabinet...

This was recommended to my by a friend down in London.  Infact this friend insisted that I read it so much that I had this book bought for me.  I am enjoying it probably only because it's different from anything I've read before - never read anything from an autistic person point of view.

It was a YA Book of the Month for a goodreads group that I'm a member of.  Not had the chance to read it yet but my sister has - she enjoyed it, but we have different tastes in books so I'm a little apprehensive to read it lol.

I'm quite excited about reading this.  I read Backseat Saints by Jackson  through goodreads and found it a fantastic read.  I couldn't put it down so I really am looking forward to losing myself in this one!

As I was growing up I was fascinated by the covers of my mothers Discworld novels, particularily by The Colour of Magic which I tried to read back when I was at school.  I never got into them though, I think that was because fantasy was a genre that I had never really managed to submerse myself in before.  I'm managing to get my imagination around them now so I've decided to read the series.  I think Death is a particularly fascinating character so hope he is a bigger player in this book than he was the last.

I admit it - impulse buy, as are a lot of my books.  I love to just pick a book up and buy it!  It's the best way, I find, to discover different authors and genres etc.

I coveted this book for a while and couldn't find it in any of my local book shops, so I think it's not available in the UK yet.  Hurrah for Amazon!! A 15 year old boy turns into a vampire, yes sounds like all the other silly vamp books out there, but he's fat and spotty which makes me want to read it.  I'm tired of vampires being glamorous and seductive.  They're supposed to be scary and while I doubt that the vamp in this book is very scary it's something different from all those Twilighty and True Bloody books out there.

Impulse Airport buy!  I had plenty of time to kill at Heathrow Airport and was determined to buy a few books while I was there.

And another one that I bought at Heathrow.  Admittedly I picked this one up because of it's thickness.  I do like thick books despite it taking me forever to read them!