Thursday, May 16, 2013

we read to know that we are not alone.


I am a book lover. As a struggling writer, I suppose that is almost a requirement. There is something so captivating about falling into another life and using that knowledge to reflect on our own world. I have always been an avid reader. In fact, some of my happiest childhood memories involve my bedroom and a book. Books allowed me to do the things I hadn't in real life - they filled in the gaps of my life. I didn't have a lot of friends, I was bullied in high school, and I never went to prom. Even in University, I struggled to find my true identity. And yes, even now, books are a blissful escape from the stress and the worries that plague me.

I've mentioned in previous posts that my life is busy, and I constantly struggle with finding balance. Unfortunately, this has affected my reading schedule. I simply don't have the same amount of time to read as I used to. I am trying, though! Here are a few of the books I have read most recently...


The best? Janice Dickinson's biography, "No Lifeguard on Duty." I don't know how I managed to go without reading it for so long, but oh my goodness. This biography is fantastic. It is well written, smart, powerful, and it gives a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the world's first supermodel. If you're looking for something to read, I highly recommend it.

Even though life is busy, I am doing everything I can to make sure that I never lose my love of reading.

What is the last book you read?

xo Shannon

30 comments:

  1. nice post!

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  2. Reading is a huge part of my life as well. I don't know how would be my life without characters that I "met" in books. I learnt so much from books, it's incredible! I love this post.

    xoxo
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  3. I always get a little depressed when I can't read for a while. Like, soaking up those words is part of my life force or something. I actually just finished reading Stephen King's The Gunslinger and am on the lookout for the next book in his Dark Tower Series. On a side note, I went to Half Price Books yesterday and they didn't have a single Stephen King book, which is weird since he's a pretty popular guy.
    Anyway, I found your blog on blog lovin. Love this post!

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  4. Amazing post. Really. I feel the same way... I love reading books. World in books is better than normal life.

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  5. so cute post

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  6. I also feel I have no time to read, also a book has to really keep my interest or I have a hard time finishing it. I will have to check out Janice Dickenson's book. Since I recently came to Paris, I last read Stuff Parisians Like. It was more or so a collection of blog posts. It was funny since I am seeing that a lot of it was true.

    I am a new follower :) Hope you have a great day!

    xx

    Kelly

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  7. Love love this post!!
    Thanks for your visit... and nice comm!!
    Xoxo!!

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  8. I agree with you! I wish I read more but it's a matter of availability :/ I'm sure you'll never loose that love! :) Have a great weekend!

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  9. maybe we can follow each others ? <3

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  10. Perfect, I need some summer reading. May have to give this a go :)

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  11. Janice Dickinson's biography, "No Lifeguard on Duty."


    I often find myself wandering around in bookstores hoping someone will suggest a great biography. Sometimes it's hard to choose one alone, recommendations are great. Will write this down for future reads for sure! Thanks.

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  12. I've heard great things about Hugh Howey's 'Wool' series. It's on my list!!

    xx http://mash-elle.blogspot.com

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  13. The last book was about Tibet :)
    xo
    http://aboutwomenandnotonly.blogspot.com/

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  14. So.. I thought we were following each other ages ago.
    Apparently not.. lol. So I just broke that seal! ha!
    Hello, I am your new follower. Hope you will follow too.
    I'm glad you enjoyed my zombie run photos, I always love reading your comments.
    I am always looking for something new to read-
    I will def keep some of these in mind. I will be in need of some beach reads.

    Best,
    icantaffordmylifestyle

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  15. I love reading <3 Do you wanna follow each other? Let me know :) And I hope you will take a part in my GIVEAWAY with OASAP. You can win one of pieces from summer collection <3 xoxo :*
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  16. Thanks for bringing this up! I love reading too but have not had the time to indulge on this hobby :( You have inspired me to try to squeeze it in despite my busy schedule! I love this thoughtful post!

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  17. I also love books! Unfortunaltely during exams I can only read books about law but after I finsh it I want to read The other Boleyn girl.

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  18. I a book lover too, I can´t live with out them...
    have a great weekend
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  19. I love reading too :) I am currently almost at the end of the first Game of Thrones book and its amazing! I highly recommend it.
    Jessica xx
    www.fashionmagical.blogspot.com

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  20. I love reading but lately I haven't so much :(
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  21. wow, u read a lot! J.K.Rowling is awesome!
    XOXO

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  22. PARFUME <3
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  23. 1Q84 by Murakami. Like you, I am also a book lover :) have a nice week! xx

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  24. I really want to read JK Rowling's new book! Since I, too, am a "struggling writer" finding money for books is sometimes hard, so my reading list is usually restricted to what I can get free on eBooks or at the library. :(

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  25. I'm not really the reading (book) type....BUT I recently started reading Divergent. I'm glad my bf's younger sisters are into reading....they're like my library haha

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