Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Carousel Life

Up and down, round and round, but at least it's flashy and full of sound.
The Carousel we call Life.

I'm back to the swing of things after all the fun and excitement of the U.K. and all the explosions that accosted my face shortly after coming back to the U.S.
My craft room is shaping up nicely and as soon as I get a new camera (a 2 year old busted mine... it's ok I was stupid enough to let her hold it while looking at pictures of herself.) I'm going to get back to I Spy. I've missed I Spy.

I don't know if it makes me lame, nerdy, intelligent, or anti-social (I'll probably go with Nerdy because that seems to fit most often) but I'm actually really excited about getting back into reading. I just started Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series on top of gobbling up every Codex of Alera book Jim Butcher has penned so fantasmically.
I have a special love for books. It's right next to my love for fun hats (I got a new one while in the U.K!!! I'll have to post a picture of it as my first 'new camera' post); only a little bit deeper. Why? Because I was a home schooler for a large chunk of my life.
What difference does that make? Actually quite a large one. After gradeschool a lot of people tend to send their kids off into the 'real' world, full of awkwardness and educational stagnation, completely unprepared; all the while praying that their children will adapt and be well rounded people instead of completely socially blind. I wasn't one of those kids. I got to go through middle school completely without peers; with the exception of the kids in the youth group at our church (cliche!). Guess what I did instead of gush over boy bands, or whatever it is middle school girls are supposed to do? You guessed it I read.
I read everything. Goosebumps, Chronicles of Narnia, G.A. Henti's historical fiction for boys, DK books on anything, cook books, mystery novels, and the gateway to all Dorkdom; Fantasy and SciFi.
I may not be the worlds most socially graceful individual, but damnit if I don't know a thing or two about fictional science and dragons. (^_^) hehehe.
I have a book that I read when I'm sad. I've read it nearly 20 times in my life.
I have a book that I dig into if I've had a good day. I have a book that I read if I want to draw but have no inspiration. I've got a book for almost everything.
And a favorite book of all.

So, tell me my two loyal readers and you too random passer by: "What's your favorite book and why?" Don't have a favorite book or just detest reading? Tell me about that too. (^_^)

Till the next time remember, The Light Heart Lives Long.

Oh and yes Daddio and Witchy are real people. My father in law and his girlfriend. They're fun.


  1. My favorite book of all time is The Flame and The Flower. I first read it when I was in High School. I've probably read it 20 times. It is the book that I got the name Brandon from and named my second son that. I went to regular school, but was from a large family so I was a reader to get away from the noise.

  2. I would have to say my favorite is "The Eyes of Kid Midas" by Neal Shusterman. I first read it in middle school and it stayed with me. The story is a good lesson about power and the corruption it causes. My gradeschool life was uneventful, I actually hid in the crowd very well, and reading was a good escape from the boredom.

  3. Can't wait to see the new hat! I almost acquired another while in Boston this summer but settled for buying one for my bro instead :) My favourite book is a complicated thing. Like you, I have favourites for different moods, favourites among genres, etc. There are a couple I read again and again though and I guess makes them as close to favourites of the favs as is possible. "Microserfs" by Douglas Coupland (kindof a weird choice since I am not really all that much of a geek), and "The Diviners" by Margaret Laurence (what can I say, I likes my CanLit).