HSMom2One Posted July 5, 2008 Share Posted July 5, 2008 Hello WTM friends, When I was younger I spent a great deal of time reading. I loved long epic novels, mysteries and biographies the most. Even as a younger mom, I always had a novel by the bedside. Then came divorce, years of single parenting and then full time college that turned into full time work, etc. Life happened and my leisure reading got traded in for reading for research and studies, and then reading just disappeared for awhile. I've been reading again, but seem to navigate toward the non-fiction books about faith, art books, and then there's the whole issue of reading with my dd. So it's not like I don't read, I really do, but I feel that I've lost touch with reading fiction just for the shear pleasure of it like I did when I was younger. In recent days I've gone to the library to choose books, but I am completely overwhelmed by the number of choices there are. I have to admit, part of the problem is that I have dicriminating taste and am careful about what I fill my mind with...but I don't want to gloss over books that are worthy of my time either. The real problem is that I just don't know how to choose a book any more! Titles and covers don't jump out at me. I feel so overwhelmed standing in front of the library shelves that I have been walking away with empty hands. There has to be an answer to this. I'm afraid I'm missing out on so much, but don't know where to begin. Here are some questions I have for you that read for your own pleasure: How do you choose books to read? Do you research authors and/or go by the short synopsis on the cover? (It seems that would take hours all in itself!) Does anyone have a series that they can recommend? Any other suggestions? Thanks everyone. I appreciate this board so much! Blessings, Lucinda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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