Monthly Archives: December 2011

My Life Reading

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Ever since I can remember, I have loved to read. Anything. Everything I could get my hands on. I even remember my older brother getting mad at me when I would show everyone how good I was at it, while reading billboards and every sign known to man. I lost interest in it for a while during high school because I was a little rebellious and I didn’t want to be forced to read. That all changed in my senior English class. My teacher told us to pick any book that we wanted and do a report on it. We didn’t even have to write about it, just make some sort of visual that summed up our reading. I was ecstatic. I got to choose my own book to read. That’s when it started: my love for books.

I started hoarding books, daring anyone to touch them or get them dirty. Some of my friends laugh at my list of rules that comes with borrowing a book, that is, if they qualify. You think I’m kidding. I have read so many things. I have my favorites, my not so greats, my crazy obsessions that no one knows just how serious they are *coughharrypottercough.*  But overall, I just love reading. Even in my crazy, nonstop life of balancing school, work, family and friends, I still always have the time to read. That’s why you might not be surprised that I am an English major. You might also be surprised that it took me two years of college to figure out that that is what I wanted to do with my life. I was sitting in bed one night (reading of course) thinking “What could I major in that would allow me to read everyday?” and that is when it hit me: ENGLISH! I want to become an editor one day and hope to get started right after I graduate (May 2012!).  And no, I do not want to become a teacher, if I did, I would tell you I am an English EDUCATION major. There is a difference.

So, I would like to share some of my interpretations on the books that I read, because, after all, everyone interprets a book differently, but I want to show you how I view these wonderful creations, that, sadly, might not be around much longer ( in tangible form, that is). We all know there are eBooks now. And so the world evolves.I hope you learn to enjoy books as much as I do and maybe even find some things to read every now and then. If you have any suggestions, I am always open to reading something new.

-Abbie

The Printed Word: Readable – Usable – Recyclable – Sustainable – Biodegradable”