I recently joined the site Good Reads where you rate books that you have read, and they list out recommendations for you based on those ratings. I just took a few minutes to rate some books I have read, and am already up to 77 books. I've always been curious about how many books I have read in my lifetime, and think this could be a good way to keep track, especially from now on.
My whole life I have loved reading. It's a trait that I inherited from my father; he loves to read as well. I read so much when I was younger, that I actually got put on "book restriction" a couple of times. I was reading so much that I would try to read at dinner and was becoming antisocial. I think my parents got a little scared that I would become a recluse, only surrounded by my books for company. Because of that I was occasionally not allowed to read and was forced to engage in some sort of social interaction like a game or watching tv with others. Sounds kind of backwards huh? I still chuckle when I think about those times of restriction, but am grateful that my parents kept me from being a total weird bookworm.
Whenever books are turned into movies, I have to read the book first. I'm always disappointed with the movie adaption though, it never fails. I would rather spend 10 hours reading a book, letting the author's descriptions create a movie in my head, than actually sit and watch pretty actors/actresses act it out in a motion picture. I think that because I create this movies in my head, I have a pretty good imagination now.
Anyways, I know this post might seem like one giant humblebrag, but I'm truly not meaning it to be. Just want to encourage others to join this cool website so I can get some good reading recommendations. I hope you guys are having a good week!