Wednesday, April 6, 2011
E is for Expectations
Back as far as I can remember, I've loved to read. I remember reading under the cover with a flashlight cause the book was so good I couldn't wait to read the next page. In school, I used to read during class by putting the book on top of my textbook and holding it up so the teacher couldn't see. Of course, that worked fine until I got so involved in the story I didn't hear the teacher call on me and a classmate had to get my attention.
But, when I read a book, I want to get that involved. So involved I forget where I am, that I need to fix dinner, or put the laundry in the dryer. I want to keep turning the pages until I reach the end at three in the morning. And when I get to the end, I want to feel satisfied but also a little sad. Satisfied cause it's a fitting ending but sad because my time with the characters has come to an end. I want to put the book on my keeper shelf and know I'll be reading it again soon.
What do you expect from a book? And got any recommendations?