Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Salon: Why I like Reading

So, there is this group I belong to on Facebook called The Sunday Salon.  Everybody pretty much pitches in by writing something book related.  Sometimes there is a topic but mostly it just includes what people are reading an other book related thoughts. They post these thoughts and responses on their blog and link it to the group so others can read.  One I read a few minutes ago was asking what genres do the readers in the book prefer and why.  I decided to take it a step further an write about why I like reading.

Some of you may or may not know this but I was born with the condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta or "brittle bone disease"  The collagen in my bones is of a poor quality so they break rather easily.  When I was little they were even softer then they are now an until I hit puberty I almost always ha something in a cast at all times.  To combat the boredom of being pretty immobile I took to reading. My mom herself was a veracious reader so she would take me to the library in a nearby town an let me pick out a few.  I LOVED it!  In those moments reading about other worlds and fictitious peoples problems made the pain I was in a bit more forgettable an literally swept me away from what I was dealing with and let me focus on something else for a little while.  I think my mom (may she rest in peace) would be honored to know that that gift she gave me of books and reading is something that will stick with me and will something I will always be thankful to her for.


  1. Your mom was a smart woman: there are few joys that outshine that of reading.

  2. Glad that something so good came out of something so rubbish. I can't be sure exactly, but I suspect my reading quite so voraciously as I do came from having hearing problems as a young child. I wouldn't quite say I prefer a book's company to people...but sometimes that is definitely the case!

  3. Oh I made a post about why I love reading too :)
    But in a way, I also owe it to my mother. I agree with Nose, I'm glad something good came from your hours of not moving.



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