There are three things I love most about breaks from law school.
#2 Reading (for fun)
Since I've already shared a lot of my travels and crafts....I wanted to share another aspect of my summer. READING!
What sorts of books do I read? Eh...it really depends!
First, I'm one of those people that once I read a book...I usually end up reading an entire chunk of things from the same author. Trying new authors is a tough thing for me.
I've been through through popular book phases..... just like the rest of the America. From Harry Potter, to the Hunger Games, Twilight to Lord of the Rings and you can't forget The Help. I've read every Jane Austen book, and put a pretty huge dent in all the other "classics". I went through a 3 year phase where I wouldn't read anything that wasn't considered a "classic".
As of right now, I'm finishing the Janet Evanovich- Stephanie Plum series.
My mom and sister have talked about them for years, and I couldn't bring myself to start reading them. I never wanted to read anything classified as "mystery"
Well much to my surprise, I tried my first mystery book over winter break- A John Grisham book- And loved it. I've read about 9 of his book since then. And have a stack of 6 on my shelf still to go through this summer.
So I figured, my mom and sister talked me into the Hunger Games two years ago...so I should give another of their suggestions a chance.
Back to my original thought- if you're looking for a pretty funny series, try Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum are the good ones. She writes romance novels too...which I cannot vouch for) I'm one of those people that laughs outloud when I'm sitting at home alone reading, and I love the characters in this book.
I also like to keep a book in my purse. One of my favorite authors of all time was Madeleine L'Engle (Author of A Wrinkle in Time). I am almost through with her book "A Circle of Quiet" which is really a nice read. Its alot of her thoughts about life. If you're religious, I believe it falls in the religion category, but its more a book of thoughts and I love that she talks about bits of her life while writing her more popular books.
For someone who loved "A Wrinkle in Time", its like watching a commentary of a movie, you feel like you understand it all a little bit better. Its written alot like "Blue Like Jazz" (another popular spiritual book) incase you enjoy reading a book similar to that.
Also, I'm 100% one of those snotty old farts that says I will never use an e-reader. I love the smell of books. I like used books the best, and I like to fold pages and write in them when I feel like it. As of last year, I always stick my book label in them, because I like thinking that someday someone will see it and wonder who I was. The same way I prefer to have a used book, with a stranger's book label in the cover, and their hand written notes on them. Also, the best part about a tangible book, is that it costs me a couple bucks at the used book store, and I can lay it on my shelf until I get to talking to someone about it, and I can hand it over in hopes they will like it as much as I do, write their own little thoughts and hand it off to someone else.
So that is just another one of the aspects of Kitty I had yet to share!
Please feel free to suggest any books that you love- I'm always open to hearing what other people enjoy