Book Worm. A series on reading- part one

I love reading.

I love to be able to sit down with a good book and disappear into another world. Just heavenly!

As a child I was always a big reader. My favourite authors included Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Wilber Smith, K.M Peyton and Mary O’Hara. I have read most of their books (All of Wilber Smith’s and Mary O’Hara’s) and loved the adventures the characters went on.

I was what you would call a real book worm.

I read my way through high school. I found class reading slow and tedious so I would often read ahead or even my own book. I will never forget my English teacher Mrs Haddon’s comment when I had to discuss the books that I had read so far in an oral. 

“This is an amazing list of books. I didn’t take you for a reader.” (I guess I hid it well!) Looking back, she probably didn’t think that I had read them all- But I’m sure the ensuing discussion about them changed her mind.

But things have changed… I seldom read books (including ebooks) anymore. I read magazines sometimes… I read blogs LOTS of times and I read Facebook posts daily… But books?

Even to my children I don’t read. By the time its bed time, I’m shattered and so I leave them to read to themselves…

Things need to change… But that is for another post.


About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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