I tend to read books in waves. Sometimes turning hundreds of pages in a day for weeks, other times letting my books collect dust for quite a while. I guess it's like a marathon runner carb-loading before a big race. I let my pile of books built up until I am ready to jump in head first and devour them all.

It really surprises me that I enjoy reading as much as I do. As a child my mother couldn't get me to read anything except teeny bopper magazines like Teen Beat, BOP, and Seventeen. Oh, and the occasional comics strip from the newspaper. I had read a lot but had never really enjoyed my books. That is until I was in my early 20's. Not sure what changed, I think it may be that I had experienced enough about life at that point to connect with the characters I was reading about. 

Since it is one of my book devouring phases I thought I would share a few of my latest favorite reads:

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture 
By: Shannon Hayes

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen 
By: Syrie James

The Passage 
By: Justin Cronin

There you have it, a few of my recent reads. I jump around a bit in my page turning types. Keeps me on my toes, ha ha. I tend to always return to works about nineteenth century England though. I LOVE Austen inspired novels, so romantic! 

What have you been reading recently?

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time... 


dood1ebugs said...

I loved Teen Beat!

dood1ebugs said...

I loved Teen Beat!

TheHannons said...

I'm a Junior High Reading teacher, and I love your favorite books list. You should try the Percy Jackson series (soooooo much better than the movie) and the Fallen trilogy. Great stuff! As for reading marathons, I can TOTALLY relate to that.

Teena in Toronto said...

I adore reading!

Happy blogoversary!