I’ve always loved to read. When I was seven years old, my parents encouraged me to read bigger and more grown up books, like Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House collection, which I completed with enthusiasm. I was never in doubt about my reading skills, because I always had people in my life who reminded me of how I could (and they could never!?) read three or four different novels at the same time, or write a stellar (ten year old’s version of a) book report.
As I grew to adulthood, the amount of time I spent with my nose in a book rose and fell according to the events and circumstances that came up in my life. There are times that I devoured books as fast as I could get my hands on them, and there are times where I did not read much at all because I couldn’t bring myself to finish a book. I look back on those times and realize I was probably a bit depressed, baby blues perhaps, but hindsight is 20/20 right?
I would definitely say that as I turn 30 years old next month, reading has been one of the most steady, reliable, and enjoyable pass-times that I have come across (some runners-up are baking, designing clothes, and sewing) in the course of my life. I am wholeheartedly and almost constantly passionate about books and most everything related to them.
If you have read Now Discover Your Strengths, you will be aware of your own top five. My personal list-toppers are: Input, Competition, Futuristic, Learner and Achiever. Basically, I love to learn as much as I can, think about how I can implement what I have learned into my life, see what I want it to look like in the future, and make it happen. AND I will put my all in, because I want to be the best I can be at what I do.
All that to say, I have failed many times at other projects before getting to the “make it happen” stage. What is different this time? I believe it is most importantly my passion for reading, but I also very much enjoy writing. Which of course, is a much needed tendency when it comes to blogging.
Reading. Reading then writing. Writing about reading. Whats better then that? Not much, in my opinion!
And why am I here? Other than to be the best at what I do?
I want to get acquainted with other book lovers like myself, and talk about books. I want to provide casual and avid readers alike a place where they can find out about must reads. I would really like to provide Canadians in particular, but certainly not exclusively, a community or book club type atmosphere to discuss their current read. I want to do so much more than that even.
Am I there yet? Not even close. But I am just beginning, and every single day I can see growth. Every day I build a little bit more on the day before, to become who I want to be, and building the web community that I see so clearly in my mind.
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