THINGS I LIKE TO DO THAT I DO WELL

I am so egotistical that I can think of more than one thing that I like to do that I do well like talking and relating to people, cooking and sewing.

Of course, I may be fooling myself in thinking that I do these things well.

One of my all time favorite things that I do well is reading.  Read, read, read!  I read about four or five books a week and I read quickly.  I do not realize that I am reading that fast and when the book is finished, and I have grown close to the characters, I am sad but I am ready for another one.  I do not read intellectual type books but I read what I call “fun” books.  These consist of everything from Debbie Macomber, Michael Connelly, (I love his Harry Bosch character), Nora Roberts and even Stephen King, although I have kind of out grown him.  I also love to read biographies and autobiographies.   I just finished Stephen King’s book called “On Writing” and it was very informative but it also was his life story and I couldn’t put the book down.black echo

Reading to me is a wonderful form of escape that neither movies nor TV can satisfy.  Because you can’t see the characters , in your mind you become the  heroine or even hero some times and your imagination carries you along. Pride Prejudice-cover

Radio used to be like that for me when I was a kid.  I can recall listening to Captain Midnight and I felt I could be Captain Midnight and do all the daring deeds that he did.  I even sent for the decoder ring and that is why I love the movie A Christmas Story so much.  I truly identified with the boy.   I also loved a show called Gangbusters and Inner Sanctum which used to scare the bejeebers out of me with the sound of the creaking door and the deep voiced man saying “Who Knows What Evil Lives in the Heart of Man, the Shadow knows”.  Oh wait, that was another show but I loved it too.

In any case reading brings my imagination to life and if I am somewhere and I have to wait, I always have my kindle with me so I can read and make the time pass.  Reading is like magic to me and I have tried to pass my love of reading on to my children and my grandchildren, most of whom love to read.

Yes, I am a fast reader and a prolific reader and I love it! Call-Me-Mrs.-Miracle-Book-Debbie-Macomber-Book-Cover-e1354991612780

 

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3 thoughts on “THINGS I LIKE TO DO THAT I DO WELL

  1. I REMEMBER IT WELL AND I BELIEVE THE RADIO WAS MORE INTERESTING AND FRIGHTENING THAN A MOVIE! THAT IS WHY I LOVE MY TALKING BOOKS! I LOVE BOOKS, ALWAYS HAVE, ALWAYS WILL. OH YES, GREAT BLOG, WAITING FOR THE WIPPED CREAM ONE!

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  2. Connie ; I think one of the reasons we always got along so well was because of our love for reading–I feel the same way you do about getting acquainted with the characters-I am not as talented in other areas as you are; but I can cook very well when I want to—also I too used to get wrapped up in the radio shows—-(did you know “Gangbusters” was written & produced in Schenectady at WGY ?)
    Keep on writing you do well at that too !!

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