I am like a speed demon, reading as many books as I can this summer of 2016. To me, a book is good when I can retain the story long after reading the last page. Years later, I will smile at the memory of certain lines. The feelings never really leave me either. I feel like I could be friends with the characters. I have to be careful because I am easily influenced. The T-shirt “all my friends are imaginary” is not too far off the mark. I almost always become the protagonist. Fighting real or imagined wrongs. And lately I have read some pretty dark stuff. So I am Bad Jill. Very very bad! That’s why reading is escapism. Always and forever the rule follower, books take me away … they allow me to be someone other than … well to be someone other than me.
I am no quitter. Even when a book is less than desirable to me, I will continue to read, skimming through even though not fully interested. I only remember bits and pieces of those stories but they will occupy my subconscious. I confuse them with other stories but they never leave. I used to be better at remembering titles and authors but now, forget it. I guess though, for the really good ones, this is not the case. I notice there is more fluff out there these days which is why I quite reading for a while. Some popular authors who shall remain nameless just churn out the crap. A similar variation of the same – the proverbial groundhog day. But because they are human stories, I am always drawn back in. What a Sucker!
I say I started this blog to practice writing … to become an author … but that’s not really my dream. There is no novel inside me waiting to be revealed. I write to release feelings, purely for myself. Though I’m not gonna lie, I get a warm fuzzy reading that email which says “so-and-so thought XYZ was pretty awesome. You should go see what they’re up to. Maybe you’ll like their blog as much as they liked yours!” I always follow and I have to admit, wordpress got it right. PRETTY AWESOME. I am awed and ah-mazed! I am immensely enjoying what I’d call my blog-a-verse – indomitable universe of bloggers who are all extraordinary peoples each in their own way. That is all for today. Muah!
As always, more to come …