I'm often asked if I read all the books I recommend. I would love to say YES!! In reality, although it would be incredible to read through everything in our store, it just isn't feasible. Partly because I relish watching a well-fought football game on a brisk fall afternoon; I enjoy an evening relaxing at the theatre or an orchestra concert; and I crave the opportunity to spend time with family. All of which take away from reading time.
When I was a child, I read books. I had them stashed all around the house in case of a reading emergency, perfected the art of reading while walking, and even spent an entire Minnesota Twins game reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I preferred magical lands to middle school and reading to sleep - and some things never change. I live amongst stacks of books on every surface, to the point that when we first started dating, my husband asked if I knew that I had an abnormal amount of reading material.
I'm a long time fan of words and books! I've loved reading and writing since I've known how to. As a mother of three active school aged children, I don't have nearly as much time to read as I'd like to, but I supplement with audio books on Libro.fm. I just finished "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman and it had me both laughing out loud and wiping a few tears from my eyes. It is a wonderful book, and I will definitely be reading more of his books in the future. My favorite books are typically character driven stories in any genre, but mostly feel-good general fiction. I love to forget I am reading a book and feel like I am an extra in the story and know the characters.
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