I Love Reading

I Love Reading

So I participated in this Top Ten book listing on Shelfari today so I just wanted to share with youse all.

The top ten books of those I read this year are:

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest Gaines
Blackgammon – Heather Neff
Soul Identity – Dennis Batchelder
Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary – Jasmine Guy
The Godmother – Carrie Adams
Saint Training – Elizabeth Fixmer
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
Them – Nathan McCall
The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

I also read:

Soul Intent – Dennis Batchelder
Want to Start a Revolution?: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle – Jeanne Theoharis and Komozi Woodard
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Dirty Little Angels – Chris Tusa
From the Browder File – Anthony Browder
The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
The Help – Kathyrn Stockett
The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

I’m currently reading:

The Witching Hour – Anne Rice
Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy – Peter S. Canellos
The Last Empress – Anchee Min

What are you reading?



I received the Kindle I won yesterday!!  Can you tell how excited I am?  I have already uploaded 72 books!  I love love love reading.  My first book will be Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa, who has asked me to read and write a review.

And since I’m on the subject, here are the other books I’m reading right now:

  • Want to Start a Revolution? Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle, edited by Dayo Gore, Jeanne Theoharis, and Komozi Woodard

  • Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy by Peter Canellos

Thanks again to Faydra for hosting the contest and to everyone who voted for me!  And for anyone who hasn’t read it, here’s my winning essay!

Travelling and reading are my two favorite pastimes.  Exploring the world, considering new ideas, and expanding my mind, imagination, and consciousness are invaluable to me.  Someone once said that to change how you live, you must change what you know—that we live our knowledge, so we must strive to increase our knowledge.  I agree with that someone.  We must read, study, learn, and understand.  With a Kindle, I would have an easier time reading as I travel.

Currently, I take every chance I get to read.  My reading list consists of hundreds of books so I try to read any time I have a free moment.  I read on MARTA on my way to and from work.  I steal away at lunch and read as I eat.  In the evenings, I read before I go to bed.  Sometimes, I focus on one book, but in any given time frame, I may be reading 3 or 4 books at one time.  That’s where the usefulness of a Kindle comes in.  Instead of lugging around 3 books at a time, I’d be able to stow away this device and read as many books as I want at my leisure.  When I travel to new places, I will be able to read my books without adding extra weight to my luggage.  I can just put my Kindle in my purse!  How convenient for a book lover like me!  Winning a Kindle will make my pastimes even more enjoyable!