Reading in Public

marry him. marry him now.

This is going to be short and sweet. Because it’s Friday and I saw this picture and…well I couldn’t think of anything else anymore so this is where my mind goes.

As most of you know (since I mention it all the time) I am single. Actually, I have been single all of my life, unless you count the two internet relationships I had, which they were so short lived I don’t count them. I have never been on a date, never kissed a boy, never held hands with a boy. Yeah, I am basically Josie from “Never Been Kissed,” only 5 years later after the boy never showed up on the pitchers mound to kiss me. Yeah…that dream sailed long ago.

Sorry, what was I saying?

Oh right. I dream all the time of walking into a bookstore, browsing the books, and grabbing for the same book the same time as the cute guy who has been just as lost in the books as I have. Our gazes lock and it’s love at first sight. I giggle, he hands me the book, and we talk about the author or the book itself. When we leave, we have exchanged numbers and possibly plan on meeting up at a coffee shop for tea…you know, for our first date.

Then it will all spiral from there. On my days off work we are together, either at my house or his. We are either reading, or he is reading (or playing games) while I am working on my novel. We will watch cheesy horror movies together (because that is one of the must haves for my future boyfriend, he has to like horror movies). We will nerd over our favorite fandoms and have Netflix marathons.

And let’s not forget all the time we will spend in bookstores, picking out books and building our perfect library.

And this is probably why I am still single. I dream too much and I am told every day that love doesn’t happen like it does in the movies. But I will hold out until someone comes close to what I am looking for. He has to exist somewhere…right?

Maybe I need to start reading more in public.


Bookstore Dangers

Yep. That is my Nightstand!

Yep. That is my Nightstand!

I went to the book store yesterday.  I just had this undying need to go and look around.  It’s a used bookstore that I absolutely love.  They are so well organized and there are so many books.  Now, I have plenty of books to read on my Kindle.  I downloaded a bunch of books at the beginning of the year, but you just can’t beat the feeling of picking up a book and taking it home to join all your other friends.  Yes, friends because that is exactly what my books are to me.  My friends and my escape from reality, though reality isn’t so bad right now.

So, I went to the book store called Mr. K’s and browsed all the shelves looking for something new.  I want to branch out and read books from different genres.  I have a ton of books about vampires and werewolves.  I have also read a lot of young adult books.  So, I went with a few things that were different.  I bought a series called “Fools Gold” by Jude Fisher.  As well as a book Called “The Warded Man” by Peter V. Brett.  At the moment I am reading “Bitten” by Kelley Armstrong.  “Bitten” is now a series on Syfy and I am saving all the episodes for when I finish the book, but the book is also part of a 13 book series. I love long series.  It’s great getting to spend a lot of time with your favorite characters.

I didn’t stop there.  I made my way to the young adult section.  I can’t help myself.  They usually have the cutest love stories and since I don’t have a love life and never have had a love life, I enjoy the simple, cute, and clean love stories the best.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the more mature love stories too.  I have read the “Black Dagger Brotherhood” series and would like to revisit that series soon, there are a few books I never bought and I want to catch up.  I have also read the books that “True Blood” was based on.   Not to mention that I actually did read, but did not enjoy, the “50 Shades of Gray” series.  Actually, I enjoyed the story, but the erotica part of it was definitely not my style.

I ended up spending 42 dollars on books yesterday.  I bought 12 books.  3 of the books were the “Fools Gold” series and another 3 were part of the young adult series “Nightshade” series.

I was so torn when I went to bed last night.  I always read before I go to sleep and I just didn’t know which book to start!  I ended up not starting any new books and just picked up where I left off in “Bitten.”

I am such a book nerd.  I am so excited for the stack of books now sitting on my nightstand, just waiting for me to dive in and lose myself!

P.S.  I have added a new page to my blog for books that I have read this year.  You can find it HERE. Check it out and let me know if you have read any of the books on my list or plan on reading them.