Behold, the thing that reads a lot.

6:42 PM

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Ever since I started carrying a purse or a backpack with me, I've paired a book with it. As I have mentioned before on the blog, reading is one of my passions. I seriously will read anything but I thought I would share a little bit of my literary life here on the blog since I have not done a proper book review in months.

One of my downfalls is that I can't read one thing at a time, unless it is for school, and even then I rarely read just one assignment at a time. To add a little visual aide, here are some snapshots of my daily reading routine. Pictured above is my purse-book, the book I bring to work and read on my lunch-break, the book I open up while waiting in a long line and even sometimes in the car if Kyle is driving. 

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Two things you will always find on top of my gym bag, a pair of flip-flops and a book. I used to just read during my cool-downs on the bike but now I read on the treadmill, at a moderate speed with a high incline. I still manage to build up a sweat and that hour goes by so much faster when I am reading instead of just starting at the TV.

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I also indulge in magazines, but really, who doesn't? I started subscribing to Nylon a little over a year ago and I love it. I love the music sections, the random features, and of course the fashion. I even find some of the advertising inspirational, some of the ideas these people come up with are so crazy! I also renew Kyle's subscription to National Geographic as part of his birthday present every year but I love to paw through it when it comes in the mail. My Great Uncle Lenny actually gave me a huge stack of some old issues when I was in elementary school and I loved them. We still have most of them actually, and Kyle still collects the maps that occasionally come with them.

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I also have a bed-book! I try to get about 15 minutes in every night to read and help me transition into sleep (which I've heard is exactly what you are not supposed to do) but lately I have been packing so much into my day that I tend to face-plant into the pillow each night.

I also tend to do a lot of reading for school, we are currently reading Othello and Death of a Salesman. I also like to read the Detroit Free Press and The New York times online on lunch breaks and of course I read a lot of blogs. So, what's on your night stand?

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  1. Oh, my goodness that's a lot of reading. I usually have a paperback in my purse. Usually, from the author of True Blood (but these I get at the lib. book sale for like a quarter) At the moment, I'm trying to get through I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK..which needs to go back to the lib.

  2. From high school I've remembered..always have a book with you. But I have so many stacks.I have THE FORBIDDEN GAME by L.J. Smith next to my bed.

  3. This is so great. I'm going to try to remember the 15 minute thing before bed. I've got Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely to read.

  4. I found a Book Crossing book...

    Silent Heart. I should read that sometime.

  5. i just started to read for fun again. right now im reading a book about a serial killer named ted bundy, the author didnt know it, but the serial killer was her friend. its crazy!


  6. I love reading. How can you read whilst cruising along in a car? I get carsick when I do that. haha

    I'm doing more writing than reading these days, but when I do get time to pick up a book it's usually something thick and dramatic. Right now I'm reading At World's End by Ken Follett and 2 of those informational books on films.

  7. Your reading puts me to shame. I'm still reading Tina Fey's Bossypants. It's less than 300 pages and I started reading it in May. :P

  8. Wow, a lot of reading! And though I read a lot, I could never mix books like that! But I'm a fast reader - when I like the book, I can read it in a couple of days and then I change, so I don't have the time to get bored! I finished more than 20 books last summer - so I'm not doing a lot of reading this year! Did I say I don't like romantic books? I prefer fiction. Kisses :)

  9. I have that problem too, at the moment I'm reading three books concurrently. I have a long commute to work so I need books around me!

  10. Haha, this is just like me! I read two or three magazines a month, a "purse" book, and sometimes another book just when I'm at home. I'm going to join a gym for the first time in years soon, so I'll have to try reading on the treadmill.

    By the way, I love your old copy of Ulysses! I am starting to buy older versions of books. I just like the look of them better :-)

  11. Ah, you are my favorite, Sara! I too cannot go anywhere without a book - reading material is as essential in my handbag as lipgloss! :P

  12. I admire people who read. It shows an open, probing mind. I have a book and several magazines on me all the time, every day, and find lots of time while waiting in court or at the dentist to squeeze in some fun. Good for you, Sara!

  13. haha. you asked what's on my night stand. . .well here is the list:
    reading: Where the Girls Are, The Ballet Companion, and NIV Bible

    To Read:
    Little Princes by Conor Grennan, The 4th and 5th Percy Jackson books, Mao's Last Dancer by li Cunxin, Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd, Evermore and Blue moon both by Alyson Noel, The Joffrey Ballet School's Ballet Fit

    Read and going to give back to their owners soon: Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics & The Last Unicorn

    On my husband's Nightstand:
    Love Dare daily devotional (this alternates every night on each of our night stands because we read one each night and take turns), Catcher in the Rye (he's reading), Doctrine by Mark Driscoll (almost done reading), Catch 22, The Iliad and The Odyssey, his NLT Bible (reading)

  14. Thanks for being a good example. We all need to read more.

  15. Recently I read Just Kids by Patti Smith and it easily became my favorite book. So good.


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