Reading and I have had an on off relationship over the years. As a young child I loved being read to, although I wasn’t that open to new books. Like most kids I loved repetition and I’m surprised my Chicken Licken book survived so long, due to either dog-eared death or cremation by my Mum.
As an older child I went through that stage where reading wasn’t cool, I’d much rather be causing trouble, watching telly or drawing, I’ve always been a bit arty.
Into my teens reading and I grew closer, I enjoyed studying English at school, and reading for leisure became a hobby. I feel this improved my studies at university, as with reading comes a greater vocabulary and understanding of words.
Now, well into adulthood, reading is part of my everyday. I read for escapism, diving into a novel and into another world, living many other lives. I also enjoy reading blogs, gaining knowledge from other bloggers, getting a peek into their lives.
Knowingly or unknowingly, reading must have an impact on our writing, as we grow from our surroundings, we must too grow from the words and thoughts we soak up.
In the same conversation Lorna invited me to guest post for her (yey), I could write anything I wanted, within reason I’m sure, and occupy a little corner on her blog.
Lorna has regular guest spots in her series she likes to call ‘3 books, 3 blogs’, title says it all really. Guests are to introduce readers to books and blogs they enjoy, rate, recommend.
I jumped at the chance to write for Lorna’s readers, and to ramble about the books and blogs I think people should read.
To check out my suggestions and maybe add to your reading list, read my full post by clicking the excerpt below…
I thoroughly enjoyed writing this, thanks for having me Lorna!