I have always been a big lover of reading, from those bedtime stories and Disney picture books as a child through to Adulthood. There is nothing that can quite compete with the feeling of relaxation when you settle down to begin a new read with a hot cuppa. Could I be more of a cliche?
My mum has always been a big reader and as children she had encouraged myself and my siblings to be well read. This is something that is so important to myself and I will pass onto my children. There is so much knowledge and learning to be taken from books, already, I have began to read to my disinterested and hungry baby girl. Of course, over time this is something that we will interpret into a bed time routine and the sorts, but right now, I grab a book mid nappy change and try to read a few short pages to her before she loses interest and begins to scream out for food.
Reading is all too important and I love to use a book as an escape from reality. I am all for winding down and getting lost into a book, making friends with fiction and taking on a whole new world. I don’t just stop at fiction, I read anything and everything in between. Non-fiction, true crime, biographies, the list goes on. Television doesn’t cut it for me, I get bored too easily but if I have a good book, I am hooked.
Lately, I have began to binge watch far too much day time TV and Netflix, with a baby it is all too convenient. I want to start to take some time back to myself and get into the habit of reading again having missed out on almost six months of no reading. I am out of the loop with what is new or any recent good reads that I may have missed.
I have posted this short blog with the hope of finding some inspiration from others and to find out what everyone else is currently reading or would recommend? I need to stock up on new reading material of any genre to get me through long nights and the Winter months.
Feel free to comment and share your favourite books with me, help me get some inspiration back and get my nose stuck into something worthwhile! Get sharing!