Wish I were a reader. I hear stories of how people get lost in books, reading hours at a time. I envy them. I see a book with a cool cover illustration or a schnazzy title and begin to read but then... Blah. Blah. Blah.
I want to be a reader but I rarely find an author with worth reading or a story worth entering. I think my interests are too narrow. I might already know it all. (not really)
I want to be a reader so I buy books with really impressive titles on very important things: parenting, spirituality, finances, cooking. But I only read a few pages of each one because the information is overwhelming. Some days I wonder how I made it through college... Oh wait, I barely read then as well. I listened attentive during lectures, took detailed notes and graduated from a design school where homework was tangible and grades were based on mastering God-given talent. Talent and ambition compensated for my lack of literature.
I want to be a reader so I sign up for a library card every time I move to a new city. And this time I am determined for my son's sake. I want him to be a reader so he can learn and think for himself. I want him to learn that the world is bigger than his 4'10" frame and that there are ideas outside of his buzz clipped head.
I take my son to the public library regularly to make him familiar with the location and interior hoping that he will be a reader. Although he has a bookshelf full of beautiful books, I let him pick out a book. He only likes one series, Magic Tree House, and he's read them all. I'm afraid he is going to be like me.
Today at the library I picked up a few non-fictions: Jump Start to Skinny and Bloggers Boot Camp. And then, while searching the aisles I found three of the most useful books I could ever read! Books that tell you what books to read... from actual "readers"!
They all looked so promising. I checked them out (literally) to see how it goes. Who knows? I don't want to be overly optimistic because, after all, I am a sucker for a well written and illustrated cover.