I read pretty much everything I can get my hands on. Some of it interests me while others may bore me to tears. I find reading to be educational and fulfilling; most of what I do read is intellectually stimulating, whether it is trashy romance or literary classics. As a writer, I have no choice but to read. How else would I be able to convey the chaotic mess that swirls inside my tiny mind?
Currently, at the top of my reading list are cookbooks.
I have an intense thirst for knowledge and a strong desire to eat. I also enjoy perusing historical truth; I just finished Nonna Bannister’s The Secret Holocaust Diaries. When I was a teen, I was introduced to a time unlike the past but similar to the present: World War II and the Holocaust. Thank you, Mrs. Barbara Demlow. Since then, I have been utterly fascinated by this time period. I am most excited about my upcoming trip to Washington, D.C., where I will have the opportunity to spend some time at the National Holocaust Museum, provided the government gets off its proverbial tush and goes back to work. (They better before I get there! I have been planning this whole trip around that museum!)
Come over to my house. At any given time I will have at least two books in a “currently reading” status. I have a NOOK, an iPad, and a library card. Which one will I be reading? The one that strikes my mood. I can guarantee that one will be thought-provoking while the other will allow me to escape the realities of life.
This post was brought to you by today’s Daily Prompt and the letter “R”.