I'm a reader. Always have been. I am always reading SOMETHING, and my love for my Sony Reader is in no small part due to the fact that I can carry hundreds of books with me AT ALL TIMES.
Being a reader, it's probably no wonder that I read a billion blogs. I recently ran across the blog Back To Her Roots, which I can relate to in so many ways. I've been devouring her older posts, reading, nodding my head all "preach it sister!", etc. Today I read her post where she is giving away some books written by healthy bloggers, as part of her blogiversary celebration. Of course, I've entered the contest to win (this blog post is part of my entry!), and I'm really looking forward to reading Operation Beautiful by blogger Caitlin Boyle of Healthy Tipping Point. I'm excited about all the books, but this one really speaks to the stuff I'm working on right now. Truth be told, if I don't win the contest, I'm probably going to buy it myself.
I'm also getting ready to read Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. I love her. In fact, it's on my reader, awaiting my wandering eyes.
I sat next to a gal on an airplane a few weeks ago. She was reading The Lolita Effect: The Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It. I'm going to read this one shortly as well. Since I have three nieces, I care about this. A lot. As a feminist, I care about this. A lot.
I read on the treadmill using my Reader. That is pretty much the best way to run on the treadmill. Ever. I can pass the time quickly while getting sucked into a book. I mostly read fiction there. I love funny chick lit books. Not sappy shit (no Nicholas Sparks for me). But stuff like Janet Evanovich, Kate Collins, and Mary Kay Andrews, etc. Funny, some romance, some mystery, and just fun reads. I always say I'm going to make myself get on the treadmill to read, but let's be honest... I'm not going to restrict my reading. No frickin' way.
To tie this post together nicely, several years ago, when my oldest niece was probably in first grade, my SIL gave me something she had drawn & written at school. On it, she had drawn two people, one big, one small (her and me), holding hands. Below it, she wrote "I want to be like my Ant." Which, in and of itself, is heart-melting. So her teacher asked her why she wanted to be like her Aunt. Her response? "She likes to read a lot and ride her bike." Be still my beating heart. If there were life lessons I would want to impart upon the impressionable kids in my life, reading and being active are two of the top ones. ::insertloveysmileyhere::