Sunday, September 11, 2016

My Reading Obsession and a Book Recommendation

Besides crafting, one of my favorite hobbies is reading. When I am off in the summer, I probably read five books a week. I do a lot of my reading while I am doing cardio at the gym (and yes, my sister always tells me that I don't work HARD enough when I do this. HOWEVER, I make up for it in length. If I am engrossed in a book, I can do cardio for a long time!!) or I read until the wee hours at night when my eyes cannot take it anymore.

My choice of books? Anything that will take my mind off of today's reality. With the exception of self help books, I will read anything. Nothing is like being engrossed in a book that you cannot put down.

Right now I am obsessed with romance. I do not like the smutty, graphic stuff like Fifty Shades of Gray but the books where relationships are MORE THAN SEX. Trust. Caring for someone else. Seeing something in someone that others don't see. Being in love with someone for themselves and not for what you can get from them. Stuff that seems to be empty from society today.

I finished a book on on Friday that I just cannot get off my mind. The book is The Memory of Us by Camille Di Maio, which is more in the Historical Fiction/Romance genre.

I am not going to rehash a plot or give you spoilers. If you want that, you can read the reviews. However, I will say that Di Maio's characters are well thought out and not one dimensional. They have flaws, make hard and sometimes horrible choices and reap the consequences of those choices.

I have a Kindle and pay for Kindle Unlimited from Amazon so I selected this book because a) it was free, b) because the plot sounded interesting and c) it is the author's first book. I find that I tend to like author's first books more then the ones they write after. I am not sure why this is but it is something I have only recently realized about myself.

I even wrote a review for this book, something I NEVER do. I will say that this book is NOT heart warming but it is beautifully written. I am holding back my tears as I am typing, remembering a harrowing choice the main character made-one I could see myself making in the same circumstance, even though it could be seen as extremely selfish.

Anyway, if you like to read, I urge you to read this book. I don't think you will regret. I thank you for stopping by.