Reading is just one more of the many things that i like to do. I actually read quite a bit. I read at least a little bit everyday. I usually read at least a chapter just before I fall asleep each night. It started when I was a young girl and has continued through adulthood. Those few times I have been without a reading material at night, it takes me much longer to settle in and get ready for sleep.
I'll read anything too! I usually read mysteries and grisly serial killer novels. I think the titles and covers still spook my husband sometimes. I've made him fear things that go bump in the night. And I think he sometimes wonders if I'm one of those. I also like reading cookbooks, gardening books, and of course knitting books. There is also a small selection of magazines I read on a regular basis too.
The odd thing is that I always have trouble finding something new to read. I look at best seller lists, the new release lists on Amazon, and lists for various award winners for possible reading material. Now that I am participating in Project Spectrum I'm using the color assignments as another method for searching out possibilities as well.
February and March have been assigned blue, grey, and white. So I've used those as keywords in hunting down new reading material. I'm already half way through Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz. It is about Captain Cook's sailing exploration of Pacific Ocean. The book is well written and the tone is more conversational than text book. The book mixes Cook's explorations with the author's own journey to retrace Cook's voyages. So far so good.
The second book I chose was White Teeth by Zadie Smith. I've almost picked this book up at the local shop several times. So, when it came up in my keyword search of white, I figured it was time to read the book.
The third book in this assortment is the Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. this book is a collection of fairy tales from Eastern Europe, Africa, and Islamic countries. There is actually a different collection named for every color. I like the fact that the stories are short and will probably be tales I didn't hear as a child.
So tell me what your favorite book is, what you are reading now, or how you find your next read.