I survived breast-feeding for 8 hours a day because of my Kindle and good fiction books. As a book lover, I originally was turned off by the idea of reading my books on a screen. I love the smell, feel, and sound of a book. I love being surrounded by books and seeing them on shelves. I like being able to quickly reference my favorite part, writing in and highlighting in my books. I dog-ear them, too. I take care of my books, but I use them. I make them mine. But…I figure there’s nothing wrong with having both. And when you have a kid…practicality usually wins.
And so, my husband bought me one of the greatest inventions known to mankind, the Kindle. I can easily hold the it and turn the pages with one hand! I’ve decided that I can only put fiction on my kindle because I need to reference my non-fiction (usually counseling and Christian non-fiction books) frequently and I rarely read non-fiction cover to cover. I learned the art of skimming in grad school and I’m pretty darn good at it, if I do say so myself!
Anyhow, I digress. I really want to tell you about the books that saved me! When books become my favorite…I will read them over and over again. They need to have strong, kind, honorable characters. I want to love, admire, and learn something from the characters in my books! I tend to love fantasy and/or historical fiction. I like being transported somewhere outside of real life. I want the escape! Thus, how these books helped me survive the tedium of caring for a newborn.
And here are a few I’ve recently enjoyed:
“The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
“The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The “Twilight” saga by Stephanie Meyer
Stay tuned for quick and dirty reviews and why I love them!