A Little About Me

For as long as I can remember, I have been reading. My mom says that I taught myself to read at the age of 3. I believe that. My mother would read me a story every night before bed and from a very early age I was in love with books.
As a kid I loved The Berenstain Bears. I can still remember the thrill of a new book being released. As I grew older I loved the Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley Twins and anything by R.L. Stine or Christopher Pike.
In university I lost my love for reading. It must have been all those massive history textbooks I had to read. Whenever I had any downtime, the last thing I wanted to be doing was reading. But as soon as I began reading for pleasure again, my love came back right away.
Now my reading interests are extremely varied. I love British chick lit, biographies, cookbooks and books about nutrition, Africa and getting organized. But I'll read anything that sounds interesting. And don't get me started on my magazine obsession! I love the Toronto Public Library System. I get all of my books from there, because if I were to buy half of the books I want to read, my husband would make me get a job. And I love being a stay at home mum.
With a 3 year old and a 6 month old it's hard to find the time to read as much as I would like. I try my best to read a book a week, often curling up at the end of a very busy day with a good book and a cup of tea!

Comments

  1. Hi! I love to read too but I've become addicted to the internet again. BUT now that I'll have more time to myself I should be able to get more reading in. Now to check out the library in Bikfaya. :D

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  2. I STILL haven't got to the library :P I can't wait to read your reviews!!

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  3. You loved the same books I loved while growing up! Did you happen to read the Nancy Drew ones too?

    I lost an interest in books in High School I believe. Too much boring school reading made me not want to read novels anymore. But then a few years ago Lorne and I bought a bajillion books and I read one after the other like a crazy person! I would sit outside in the Summer on our porch and read a book. Lorne would call me at lunch and get all jealous that I was sitting out in the sun reading which is what he wanted to do :P

    Our library here SUCKS. Like, wow... lame-o! So we never go to it. We just buy the ones we want. Lorne collects books which I love because then I always have something good to read!

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  4. Hooray for books! I'm excited. You need to keep on me if I slack off here!

    NicMic - can you order books in the library. My local library is very small and doesn't have many books so I go online and select the ones I want and they deliver the books to my branch.

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  5. Never even thought about doing that... but it's too boring of a library to go back to lol

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  6. I loved reading as a child, I would read all the time.. even after my parents made me go to bed, I would get my little flash light and keep reading lol I love similar books as you did growing up.. I loved books where you could choose your own path through the book, those were always interesting. I have kinda got away from reading like that... but maybe your blog will help me find some interesting reads :)

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