of books on the floor hoping for space to open up.
In college, my reading had to be more focused. It didn't mean that I didn't read things that were not academically related, but the bulk of my reading dealt with the subjects that I was studying. But reading was still my lifeline - allowing me to retain my sanity (or live my personal walk of literary insanity) through years of immersion in academia. I always had a book with me - in my purse, pocket, or hand.
of character. But I suspect I would be reading my Nook
Color instead, because I really love my e-reader.
But I find that even though I spend much of my free time reading these days, the method and the authors have changed. I read for hours on my computer or my Nook Color e-reader. However, I am usually not reading published novels. What I prefer to read are cyber-tales; fan-fiction stories and novels by some of the most talented writers I've found in many years. Their writings are working their way into my psyche and into my dreams and I'm loving it. Each new story I discover by an author whose work I have learned to love is a new treasure. And I have 100's of those treasures waiting for me to open them and enjoy them. So, today I am sending a big "Thank You" to authors everywhere - published in paper or cyberspace. You've enriched my life and I couldn't be happier about it.