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Book Assembly Line

It has come to my realization that I have developed an assembly line for reading books.  Every few days, my sister receives a book or two. She finishes those book in a few days and then passes them onto me. This is a circle in and of itself. As soon as I finish one book, I have a few more added behind that single book I just finished.  Do I dare ask her to stop? Heck no! Reading keeps me out of trouble and without her getting all of the books, how I am supposed to know what I like or dislike? At one point I thought I knew what kind of books I loved to read. I would mainly read science fiction, fantasy or horror. I would quite often stick with vampire novels (thanks to the Twilight series), or novels that take my mind to another invisible place- anything to keep me from worrying about anything that may be going on at home. These are the novels I thought I would only read. I was wrong.

I’m currently reading three different books. Well, two of them are somewhat of the same nature. One book is a love story. I’m not too far in it yet to really know what goes on, but I’ve read romance novels enough to know that they fall in love, “do it,” and get married. That’s how they always end, isn’t it? The other two are true stories- and they both involve different countries. One involves Ghana and the other one involves Iran. Books that depicts the author’s real life interests me. You get a sense of how they lived, or what they went through as they were growing up. In a way, you can almost relate to them- even if it they are from a different country. We are all humans, and humans relate to one another.

If you haven’t noticed by now, I have a  huge passion for reading. I have a feeling that this book assembly line, although 10 books long, will be duplicated by the end of 2009. So if it does indeed duplicate, how do I plan to tackle it? Read, read, and read. There isn’t a time line for when it needs to be finished, so I don’t really need to stress or grab another book the second I finish one. That is why they call reading a hobby or leisure time- you do it when you are ready!

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What Makes You Happiest?

smiley-faceThere are days when you are just overflowing with happiness. And then, there are some days you aren’t as happy as you would like. Well, today I am one of the people who is happy- whether it’s hot outside or the living is a mess. So, I decided to think deep into my soul on what makes me happy. There are days when everything could go wrong and yet, at the end of the day,  I’m happy. What makes me happy?

* Seeing my family every morning. It means I have another day to spend with them!

* Knowing that even though I don’t have tons of money, I am happy with what I do have.

* Reading a book that leaves me on the edge of my seat until the last page.

* Hearing from friends who I love and adore.

* Hanging out with my sister. We do the dorkiest and funniest things!

* Seeing that my pets (although they drive me nuts sometimes) are healthy. I’m thankful that my dog, Zeus, no longer has health problems. My little immortal puppy!

* A good summer rain that ends 100 degree weather (That’s maybe wishful thinking)

* Hearing the words “I love you.”

* Staying up late and being able to sleep in!

* Seeing a rainbow in the field after a good storm

* Winning a vacation

* Snacking on chocolate ( Oh! I just teased myself. I need to stop that!)

* Making new friends.

* Being able to see your favorite entertainer in concert (I’m daring to dream!)

* Seeing the leaves change in the fall

I have a lot more that makes me happy, but I thought I would keep the list short. So what makes you happy? Let me know! Maybe you share the same things I do!

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Pride & Prejudice

For those who know me, I love to read. I went to the library today with my mother and sister so they could check out books. I remember a few days ago that I had been wanting to check out a book by Jane Austen. Well, it’s a good thing I remembered her last name! I went to the back of the library (where they keep fiction books for adults) and searched for “Aus.” I then ran across three books with the last name… all of them by Jane! The first one was called “Emma.” I’ve never heard of the book, so I skipped it. Maybe one day I will venture into that book. I then saw 2 other books- both Pride & Prejudice. One was an extremely old green book- I love those kind! Then the second one was way too small. The lettering was the size of an ant and the book itself was small enough for me to lose. I decided on the green book.

So far, I have read 3 pages of the book (I’m waiting to read Breaking Dawn, the last book in the Twilight series.) There is one line on the first page that had me completely stumped. That line would be:

“My dear Mr. Bennet,” said his lady to him one day, “have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?”

I understand that this is talk from a different era, but what exactly does it mean to be “let” in terms of a park? From what I understand, and this may be wrong, that the park had been bought? My brain will be working overtime to figure this one out. Overall, so far the book is really good (even if I did just read a few pages.) I can’t wait to throw myself into it and finish! Come on Mr Darcy and Elizabeth!

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