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I am a reader of many decades. I love to read anything anywhere (but not so much fantasy). I remember holding a book up to the south window in our childhood bedroom to read by the last bit of daylight. I remember bringing home every Nancy Drew book from the public library. I remember comparing Nancy Drew to the Hardy Boys. Who was having the most fun?
I remember challenging myself to read my way through the fiction shelves in junior high. Countries and other worlds in my hands . . . Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Henry James, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy were just a few of my constant companions.
And then the tide ebbed. Constraints. Busy with family and school events I read less. The library in high school was in a separate building and required a pass from study hall. But I had two a week and school work to do.
Reading for fun now is on my Kindle app, picture books in my hand, or professional books marked with post its of many colors. When I find an author, I usually have to read everything by that author. Book binges? Guilty. Time to read? Just a minute . . . let me finish this page!
And in the month of March, I love to read “Slices”. Glimpses of lives. Glimpses of writing that inspires. Glimpses of writing that I aspire to add to my own writerly life. A reader I have always been. A lifetime of page turning. A lifetime of travel . . . much of it in my head . . . in my reading!
How would you describe your readerly life?
What is your relationship with books (text)?
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