February 17, 2013

Happy Monday - What I Love to Do!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone found something to make them happy this week...I can't wait to hear about it :)

What makes me really happy? Having time to read! Now that my little guy is a little older, I can find time to read again. I've read three books in the last week. That is happiness :) Once it gets a little warmer I dream of sitting out in my yard, with the beautiful hanging strands of light, on my swinging chair with a hot chocolate just enjoying a good book. My home is pretty much overrun with books - so now that I have some time, I have no shortage of books to read!
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I have always - well, as long as I can remember - been an avid reader. I love books. I love good sentences, beautiful words, great characters. I love escaping into another world - I even love not so great books that let me escape for a little bit :) I love learning. I have my dad to thank for my love of books - I only hope I pass it on to my son.



I go through phases...Chick Lit, Russian Classics, Parenting Books, Sci-Fi, Documentaries...but I'm pretty much a fan of any genre. My all time favorite? Probably a tie between Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden. Right now I'm sort of in a Teen Dystopian and Parenting Book Phase - but I think I need some new inspiration.

What about you? What books make you happy? I'd love some suggestions!

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18 comments:

  1. Great Books you mentioned. I have a weakness for self-help, motivational and christian faith books.

    Thanks so much for hosting. = )

    Irish at Dedicated 2 Life

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  2. I love to read, too! I have so many books! Most of the ones that I have, I keep for reference. They are Christian, Cookbooks, self-help books, health books, how-to books. I do have some fiction books that I haven't gotten to, but I usually give those away once I'm done with them.

    Thanks for the Happy Linky!

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  3. I too love books and reading. I am in a slump right now and not wanting to read. ALl my free time when I can read, I am chosing to nap. I guess that's what happens when you have a toddler who's not sleeping well at all!

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  4. I go in spurts with reading, but lately I have been doing more book reviews on my blog so it helps keep me in the reading loop! Speaking of which... I have one to write and two to read. It's exciting. I used to hate reading (despised it with a passion) but recently picked up the joy of reading within the last couple of years! Now it's definitely my happy time!

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  5. I also love books, which is one reason that I became a librarian. I am so happy that my daughter also already loves books. She is only 14 months old.

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  6. we love to read in our house and often read chapter books out loud to another now instead of watching TV
    thanks for sharing

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  7. We love to read too. All books make me happy. Like you, I go through phases. I'm loving Dystopian right now!

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  8. Oh, how I love and miss reading. I've been making the conversion to ebooks for myself, though, and love nothing more than reading in a bubble bath. :-)

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  9. I also love books. Fiction and YA fiction too. I am able to read again now that my kids are a bit older too. So enjoyable.

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  10. Reading is one of my major pleasures too! We should exchange must reads!

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  11. We are big readers here too! My son has been in the top of his class for reading which I love but need to get him to be that good at math(;

    Love the pic of him "reading" his book!

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  12. Isn't reading wonderful? I need to find a good series to get into it again. I have a hard time finding a series that I like. If I wasn't so picky I would read more!

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  13. Anne of Green Gables is one of my all time favorites too!! Love reading and being able to travel the world through the pages of a book!

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  14. Sounds nice and relaxing, love sitting in the yard reading, I just need to make more time for it once winter is out of here :)

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  15. I read so much last year but I have gotten lazy this year, though I did start "Poisonwood Bible" the other day. :)

    Dawn

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  16. I always get picked on because I will find a good book and refer to it as a vacation, it is a nice way to get away and not worry about anything. I am finally getting back into reading a bit.

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  17. We also love to read. I love when we turn off all the house distractions and all grab a book. I use to have to schedule the kids reading time, but now that my two oldest have finally found their genres, I have to tell them to out the books away. I LOVE IT! There was one night that I caught my daughter with the flash light and book under her pillow, I remembered when I would do that. She is specially and does bring such happiness.

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  18. I so wish I had some more time to read these days!!!

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