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One of my dreams is to have an at home personal library complete with the comfiest reading nook you have ever seen. I'm talking, pillows & blankets to wrap yourself in all while looking out a big window. You'd walk in and be instantly drawn into the nook with a great read.
I would spend all of the rainy days in my nook getting lost in any story. It would be one of those things that if you needed me, you'd know where to find me; snuggled up under a massive blanket in the middle of a chapter.
I might pop my head out if you walked in, but I couldn't guarantee it. Especially if things were getting crazy in the story!
My sister and I are both pretty big readers. We grew up reading a ton, we didn't spend a ton of time watching TV and we got very limited play time on our Nintendo 64. We spent most of our time outside playing with the neighborhood kids, playing with Barbie's (ok, that was just me) or reading. These days, the day that our local library's annual book sale comes around, is pretty much like Christmas for us. We're often one of the first people there, fill up our numerous reusable bags with books & go back throughout the weekend.
As we've gotten older, it's so funny to see how different our book preferences are. I very much use books to escape. I don't like to really think much when I read. I instead use that time to just melt away into the story. Give me a good romance novel any day- I'm a massive Nora Roberts fan. I've been getting into mysteries and even some light hearted auto-biography's (hand me any of Chelsea Handler's books & I'm happy.)
My sister on the other hand loves the twisty, WTF is happening kind of books like Jodi Picoult. These days, if you hand her a WWII novel, she's the happiest clam. We literally have the most opposite tastes in books & what we both love.
Because of this, probably about 10 years ago, we decided to broaden each of our horizons, we would each year choose one book for the other to have to read. We definitely don't always love or even like what the other chooses. The one & only time I ever read a Joki Picoult book, I was anxious the entire time. I hated feeling that way reading a story! And I once gave her a romance novel involving a circus that I'll never live down. All in all, it's one of our favorite sister traditions. Man, does that sound corny! Ha!
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My name is Kristina and I'm the founder of Love Struck. Read about how Love Struck came to be, see how I make it happen or just read a random thought I just might have! Anything can happen at our blog & I wouldn't have it any other way! It's time to get Love Struck, and what better way to start than right here!