2 Book Lovers Reviews
I have always had a passion for reading.
I always liked looking around in book
stores, and yes, I like the way a new book
smells! I will confess that after I
completed university, I did take a hiatus
from it for a while. I think that after
reading so many mandatory books for my
classes that I forgot how much I loved
reading for pleasure. It was really just a few years ago that I went from reading the occasional novel to needing my next book-fix! I’m not going to lie, I got swept up into all of the hype of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. It was quite different from the books that I normally read…and I liked it! I now spend most of my free time in the evenings with a good book. The genre that I probably read the most of is contemporary romance (and not only the smutty ones!!). I really crave that great story, one that makes me feel the emotions along with the characters. I enjoy a book with a lot of twists and turns and that isn’t predictable. I am not daunted by a lengthy novel. I actually believe that the longer the better (I’m talking about books, longer books! Ha). They allow you to get invested into the characters and their relationships. When I read a great book, I am usually sad to see it come to an end. I love the feeling of being so drawn into a story that I don’t want to put it down….or when I’m not reading it and I just can’t stop thinking about it! When I am not found with my nose in a book, I enjoy travelling, playing tennis, and spending time with my family.
My “book addiction” began slowly in
2009. I had started a new job and
finished watching season 1 of True Blood.
How are the two connected? Well, my
previous job, like so many others, had
zero down time, I started at 7am and
finished at 10 pm, ate lunch at my desk
and came home to eat supper while
grabbing a couple of hours of decompression time in front of the TV. True Blood was one of these shows that I would decompress to, it pushed the boundaries of what you could find on TV. With my new job in 2009 I had a “mandated” one hour lunch…I asked myself, “What am I supposed to do for a whole hour?” There was no time to go anywhere with the traffic, walking is not fun in an industrial park, so I picked up the first book in Charlene Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series. The whole thing took a big jump forward in the summer of 2011, when my wife picked up 50 Shades of Grey. That’s when Shelley started to read a lot more also. We went on like that for quite some time, me reading on my lunch break and her finding a couple of hours each day, reading on vacation, etcetera, etcetera. Until after Christmas 2012. That’s when we both realized we both loved our books, me with my Zombies and Romans and her with her Book Boyfriends. Yet every evening we fell into the same routine of turning on the TV to find the least offensive show that we could both agree on, whether it be Dancing with the Stars or Triple D, because I could not stand another episode of Desperate Housewives and she refused to watch the Vikings on the history channel. So we turned off the TV and picked up our books. This is how I went from reading a few books a year to the 75 or so that I read in 2013. I hope that I can share this addiction with anyone who loves Zombies and Romans and Demons as much as I do because Shelley is just too busy with her Rockers and Bad Boys.
We are a married couple who in the past couple of
years have become "readaholics".....and let me tell
you, we read a lot!! We enjoy curling up on the couch
together with our books/Kindles. The one major
problem that we have encountered with our
"addiction" is that we don't read the same genres.
Once in a while we will read the same book, but it
doesn't happen on a regular basis. You might be
wondering what is wrong with two people liking
different genres... well, nothing really in the grand
scheme of things, but when we read a good book or get to an exciting or angsty part, we feel the need to share it with each other. This is where the problem lies. As a spouse, we do our "just duty" and listen, nod our heads and say a lot of "uh huh's", but as readers of different genres...we really just don't care what his or her book is about!! This blog/review is our mutual outlet to speak freely about the books that we've read, want to read, or that we are excited about "one-clicking".