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Books- the other love of my life

on 25 November 2014

I love to read, paperback, hardcover, digital, blogs, and research it doesn’t matter as long as there are beautiful, descriptive words. I love the feel of a book in my hands. Where I know there’s a world of adventure awaiting me, as soon as I open the cover. Books have always been my means of escape and a place to travel to worlds I would never know. I credit my beloved Mama for gifting me with my love of reading and writing. I’ve always wanted to become like the characters I write about. And live vicariously through their adventures. I feel what my character feels, the anticipation that builds up with each of their actions and the depth of their emotions whether they’re angry, sad, or mad. I can close my eyes and envision the emotions they feel and the expressions written all over their face. I’ve wrapped myself up in my characters that I’ve felt their hearts beating as they fall in love, lust, or fear and anger. I hear their voices in my head as I invent what kind of inflections my characters have in their speech. My heart races when they feel pain or slows down when they feel sadness and their hearts are breaking In a sense I become them even though they only exist in books, or later in movies. I think their thoughts and I dive deep into their world and feel their struggles, pain, and emotions. To me that’s the makings of a fabulous writer. If you can invoke those kinds of powerful emotions in your readers. That’s the type of writer I want to be and I know I’ll get there one story at a time. I prefer to read a book series as I travel with these characters to the worlds they inhabit. And interacting with other characters that they come across. I’ve followed a band of young travelers who discover strengths, talents, and abilities they never knew had existed in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Series. And I recently started reading the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S.Lewis to my oldest son. I enjoy seeing the wonder in his eyes as he discovers the magical world that’s lying in wait in the back of the wardrobe. I have been enthralled and devastating by the beauty and danger of the world of Vampires and Witches in the series by Anne Rice. And I have been to the South, and treated to the hospitality, humor, personalities and antics of The Yaya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells. I have had my heart broken and my eyes opened by plight of poverty, starving community, and the heartless government, during the Irish potato famine in the book Angela’s Ashes and the sequel Tis by the amazing Frank Mcourt. I honestly could go on for days with my love of books and my personal favorites on my bookshelf. I would like open up a conversation here dear readers, so you can share with me your favorites you’d read over and over again. Let us unite with our stories that shape us into who we are today with our love of written and spoken word. ❤️

10 Responses to “Books- the other love of my life”

  1. I like the image, very funny. I am a little blurry eyed right now working on my posts and reading some others. I have enjoyed the Ya Ya Sisterhood and there are so many other books I love. Authors: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Michael Connelly, Louise Penny and many more.

    • jsackmom says:

      Oh yes Deborah I wanted to live with the Yaya sisterhood!!! My Mom loved Dickens, and Austen. I will have to add Penny and Connelly to my reading list. ?

  2. 80smetalman says:

    I just hope that when you get to read “Rock And Roll Children,” you will be there with the characters in the concert venue headbanging away to the likes of Dio, Twisted Sister and AC/DC. l also hope that you will really feel the pain of the main character in “He Was Weird.” Very good post, you are the type of reader I want to attract.

    • jsackmom says:

      I have both of them on my list. I’m so excited to read them, and yes I’ll be front row and center headbanging to the 80’s metal bands. And my heart will be wrapped out in compassion and empathy for Marvin. I just seen it was on sale on Amazon. ❤️

  3. I just love this piece! The cartoon is sooooo true. I like sequential novels, too. Ken Follett’s “Pillars of the Earth” and “World Without End.” I’ve also been reading the books in his trilogy–“Fall of Giants,” “Winter of the World,” and will be starting “Edge of Eternity.” J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” are on my wishlist to have my own copies–I use my library card constantly. Lately I’ve been reading Robin Jones Gunn’s “Sisterchicks” series. These are fun and thoughtful, too. Bodie and Brock Thoene have written a series called “The Galway Chronicles” about Ireland and a series “The Zion Chronicles” about Israel. Also, I like mysteries and I’m currently reading Patrick Tremayne’s “Sister Fidelma” mysteries–the third in the series. Jan Karon’s Mitford series and her Father Tim books are wonderful. You would just fall in love with the town of Mitford… Maybe you already know about these?… 🙂

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you for reading, and for the great suggestions. I have heard of Ken Follet but haven’t read anything from him yet. So many wonderful books to enjoy. Tolkien’s series made the suffering I endured being bullied my great escape. I will definitely adding the Sisterchicks and Chronicles to my list. Thank you so much. ?

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