My name is Heather, and about ten years ago I was totally addicted to books, spending about $100 a month on them. I decided to break my habit, and put myself on something of a "book ban".
Now, ten years later, I find myself living back in the redneck country of my youth and an emptiness within me. I remember the joys of reading a good book and getting lost in a story. I miss that. And I thought to myself, as long as I watch my spending, who am I really hurting? I mean, if you are going to have an addiction, aren't books a healthier addiction to have?
So I am forcing myself to get away from the computer (my new addiction. Can you tell I have an addictive personality?), and dive back into my bookshelves and book piles.
I have a special passion for post-apocalyptic stories, but also love horrors and thrillers and other genres. I like a story that can really creep me out, make me double-check the locks on all the doors and pull my feet up so the monster under the bed can't get them! Occasionally I like an emotionally stirring book that can reach into my soul and mix it up.
I am not a "book club" kind of girl who wants to sit around and read complex stories and interpret the symbolism and debate character development. I just like a really good, entertaining yarn that I can lose myself in, or a story that will enable me to feel or experience things I normally wouldn't.
This blog will document my journey back to reading and escapism. We all need a little escapism in our lives!
(Please note: While I will be doing reviews of books that I read, I will not be churning them out at the speed I see so many others do it. I work full time, have a house and critters to care for, and blogging to do. That doesn't leave tons of time for reading. Plus I'm a little rusty and not the fastest reader right now. But I will share my thoughts when I finally get through a book!)