Yes, my shoulder is still in tact, and no, I’m not suffering permanent spine damage caused by books. Yet. (I do have a scar from a book, but that’s a story for another time)
While it comes as no surprise that I love to read, I don’t always have the time to curl up with a book and lose myself in it for hours on end. It’s a little more plausible in the summer, where my teacher’s schedule warrants a day here and there perched under the windowsill, devouring a novel in its entirety. But even then life catches up with you. It becomes easy to make excuses as to why you don’t have the time to read a book. Too busy, dentist appointment, Netflix binge watching, family picnics (at which it is apparently unacceptable to whip out a book and ignore your relatives; who knew), and, my favorite, THE INTERNET.
To be honest, I get the most reading done when I’m not actively trying to read. And naturally, when you’re not actively trying to read, you often don’t have a book on hand.
If you know me in real life, you’re also probably not surprised that I usually have a real, actual, physical book stashed in my purse. But let’s be realistic. It rains in Pittsburgh. It rains a lot. And sometimes I’ve got a lot of crap that needs to go into my purse. And sometimes it just gets heavy to carry. And sometimes, I have to pack two books because there are only six pages left in the one and I know I’ll finish it before I get home. Which is why I embrace my Kindle.
No, really, I hug it and rub my face against it sometimes because I’m unhealthily obsessed with an inanimate object.
And so I find myself reading while I wait for my gym buddy to pull into the parking lot. I read while I wait at the dentist’s office. I read while dinner is on the stove, and needs constant stirring. I read while I wait for the rain to clear up before dashing across the parking lot with my grocery cart. I read during movie previews commercials (I like the trailers, the commercials have got to go).
I read everywhere.
I didn’t intend for August to become the month of giveaways (I have a copy of Blackfin Sky I’ll be putting up for grabs next week, too), but you’re in luck! I’m teaming up with The Modern Austen to give one reader a Kindle Paperwhite.
You read that right: you can win a Kindle!
This giveaway is CLOSED.