Favourite Pastimes

I wanted to share with you one of my favourite pastimes….Reading, I love to read, I probably don’t read as much as I should or even want to. Since having Logan reading seems to take a bit of a back usually because I’m too tired to want to sit and read or because the call of a soak in a hot bath is stronger ( another favourite pastime). I will sometimes read in the bath but quite often I’m scared I’m going to drop it in the water so I don’t take it in there.

I don’t have a favourite genre that I like to read, I enjoy reading a lot of different genre’s from Thrillers, Romance, Fantasy to Biographical books to name but a few. I used to love holding a good book to read, the smell of the pages was just heaven and the thought of reading a book on a kindle a few year’s back didn’t appeal but I started to struggle reading books so the hubs suggested a Kindle. I started to look at them in the shops and testing the fonts etc and decided that maybe it would be quite good to have one.

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So one year I was bought one for christmas and have never looked back since. Their just fantastic, I don’t have a fancy one like the new ones that are out and to be honest I don’t need a fancy one. I love the fact that you can store so many books on it without having the weight of them to lug around in your bag. You see when I was working before Logan was born I use to take my Kindle to work with me everyday and would read on my lunch breaks, and then when I was pregnant with Logan and struggling to walk all the way home Matt would pick me up and I would happily sit and read while I waited for him.

One of the things I love about reading is that they hold this ability to carry you off into another world it gives you a oppertunity to escape reality for a little bit. Reading helps to increase you vocabulary, improve your Imagineation, memory, you knowledge depending on what you read. It also helps with your writing skills and helps you focus amungst other things. I hope that Logan has a love for reading like I do, and I think it is so important for children to learn to read and enjoy reading. Lexi loves reading, she loves the David Walliams books and Roald Dahl books (he use to be one of my favourite author’s as a child) and a few others.

Before I had Logan, I would sit for hours reading especially if it was a book that I couldn’t put down. Now I don’t get as much time unless it’s at night when Logan is asleep. I’m the sort of person that if I can’t get into a book or if it doesn’t hold my attention by the end of the 1st chapter then I refuse to read anymore, the only time I will make an exception to this is if the synopsis of the book reads really well then I will wait till the end of the 2nd or 3rd chapter but otherwise I will not waste my time. A friend of mine was reading a book once that was passed to her by someone she knew and she never ever reads the synopsis, anyway this particular wasn’t that great according to my friend so I asked her why she kept reading it if it was so bad and she told me that once she has started a book no matter how bad it was she has to see it to the end. I’m sure there are plenty of you out there that do this but I just can’t justify wasting my time on a bad book. You see for me reading is about enjoyment, about having some quality time with myself and a book, to be able to shut the world out and escape, and if I start reading book that is quite frankly rubbish then it is no longer an enjoyment or quality time with myself and it will then make me less likely to want to read.

There are a few books that I haven’t read and would like to read one day, so I have done a little list for you….Lets call it my Bucket list for books to read before I die:-

  • To kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
  • I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Now this is just a few I’m sure that I could list more but I think that it might get a little boring for you.

So on that note, I’d love to hear what some of your favourite books are or if you have any recommendations for me get in touch and let me know.

As always I look forward to hearing from you and Thanks for reading.

Until next time.

Sam

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