I’ve always loved to read. If you ask my mom she’ll tell you I read over 100 books by the age of five. Since then I have read many 100’s more. There’s so much out there it’s hard to describe all the books. I like historical fiction, fantasy, westerns, a lot of the classics, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Harriet Beecher Stowe, science fiction, historical accounts, biographies, autobiographies, history, spiritual growth books, adventure books, allegories, mystery books, encyclopedias, bible commentaries, text books as well as a good amount on doctrine, and theology. On the far end of the spectrum I also like reading tutorials like MS Word for Dummies, or The ASP.net Bible, or basic business practice books.
I have so many good memories from throughout my life of curling up by the fire, or sitting at Starbucks, or relaxing on an airplane with a good book. This includes the countless nights I have been reading and just wanted to read one more chapter and realized the sun was coming up and I should get some sleep.
During college I worked a full time job, shot weddings on the weekends and tried to pass all my classes with acceptable grades. Needless to say my fetish with books was somewhat limited to textbooks and my Bible. But that’s now all in the past. As I settle into married life, and being a full time photographer the books are back. I attribute so much of my past, my sense of adventure, and my creative energy to so many great writers. It’s sometimes hard for me to understand how some people don’t enjoy reading.
Yesterday I went to the library and as I walked through the shelfs it was like seeing a lot of old friends. Almost every aisle I went down I saw books I’ve read and the stories all came back into my head. For those of you who have never tried reading, I would encourage you to check out the library, find a style you like, and go with it! I picked up four new books yesterday. I lost a few hours of sleep last night, but am already 1/3 through the first one. =). I love it!
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I’ve read through Chronicles of Narnia 3 or 4 times. I recommend it.
These books might look boring. But a few hours with one of them can save you 100’s of hours of frustration with your computer. I remember when I was 13 I rode my bike to the library and borrowed Windows 3.11 for Dummies. It changed my world and gave me the base for the job skills which carried me through college.
This is one book I would NOT recommend lol. But I thought it was too funny to not take a photo.
I loved The Hobbit also. I read this one 3 or 4 times as well.
My mom used to read us this book when we were very little. It brings back good memories.