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A few weeks ago Gabbi from Felino Felice gave me the nicest compliment by giving me the You are a Good Read Award (gracias Gabbi!). Her post that day was AMAZING!! It was a work of art so check it out here if you have un minuto. Anyway, it got me to thinking about some problemitas I have with reading and libros. As many of you know I am a profesora de español here in the land of Red. But I must confess, I am not a good reader. What I mean is, I have lost my reading drive! Where can I get some reading Viagra? I need it!

Ever since I had to study for my comprehensive exams in grad school, it has been hard for me to be able to finish a book. I think the trauma of having to inhale everything written from the Middle Ages til ummmm..... yesterday was so overwhelming that it kinda stole my love of reading. So I am hoping to break out of this non-reading rut. When I do read, I read a lot of Spanish essays and of course I read all of your lovely blogs. My other reading habits include Instyle, Coastal Living and a little Us Weekly here and there (don't judge! haha!), but I am trying to read a book! Any suggestions?
I do love 19th century France, and the idea of traveling via books, but I am open to ANY good read. I want to laugh, I want to be engrossed and not be able to put the book down. When I was a little chiquita I used to read soooo much. Back then it was the whole Beverly Cleary series. I loved Beezus and Ramona! I also loved E.B. White. I want that love of reading to come back!
Please help me dahlings and leave me any suggestions. What book made you drop everything?

xoxo

12 comments

simpledaisy said...

Hi Sealaura..
I must admit I am not much of a novel reader either! I do love my glossies and how to books but beyond that I don't do much reading!
Awhile back I did take the time to read some of the old classics...
Of Mice and Men
The Great Gatsby
I really did enjoy it! The most recent book I read was...
Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman ( A Year by the Sea) I loved it!!
Good luck in trying find some good reads!

Mimi said...

Oooh this is hard. I like lots of different types of books. I don't really know what to recommend because I read for the sake of reading and some of the books I have read suck. Um... a little modern day fantasy was well read in Season of the Witch. That is the only recent one that comes to mind though.

Brenda's Arizona said...

How about some Peter Mayle? Adventure, France, and a good laugh. Hotel Pastis? Toujour Provence? They might get the reading desire back, and if they don't, well at least you will laugh! :-)

Maya said...

I wish I did find a great book that made me drop everything! As if there were not plenty of books out there, right. But no..., and so I always end up reading another self-help book. The last one being The Power of Now.

drollgirl said...

beezus and ramona!!! wow, i loved those books!!!

and don't kill me, but the twilight book/series made me drop everything. :)

Gabbi said...

Very much relate Laura, mom made us into avid readers as kids because of her love of reading and constant trips to the library for new material. But when I started college it became a real chore, it sort of lost it's fun and became 'work' around that time, took me years to get back into the swing and even then it's never been the same. I highly recommend 'The Glass Castle: A Memoir' by Jeannette Walls. I read it a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Seemed very honest and fun to read. Made me laugh and cry and then laugh again, and though it was years ago I still think about it now. It won't win any literary awards, but it's a good solid novel.

Gabbi said...

:) And thank you so much for mentioning the award. I'm a fan of SeaLaura!

Alyssa Barnett said...

I love to read - but actually haven't sat down with a good book in ages...a 17 month old will do that to you - my reading consists of lots of Dr. Seuss, etc.
What I did notice is your Wonder Woman: The Complete History...are you a WW fanatic?
I am.
Hugs!
Alyssa "Lyssie"

sealaura said...

Yes I am a wonder woman fan! I used to pretend I was her and wear my headbands on my forehead as a child. It is also why I also love to wear cuffs so much. they make me feel stronger!

Joyce said...

You do have a great collection of books. Love the wonder woman memories.

Beach Vintage said...

Books that make me drop everything are usually flea market or junk books. But I must admit, Rachel Ashwells books always stopped me in my tracks.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

great collection...
please don't scream...but I love juicy novels by Sidney Sheldon!
When I took them outside to read, I had to cover it with gift wrapping paper -to hide ! haha...
;)