March 22, 2012

You Are What You Read

If you check out my list on Good Reads, or just glance at the picture above, you can plainly see that I have no idea who I am. I love fiction and non-fiction. I enjoy romance and mystery. I read memoir, short story, literature, children's books....just about anything I can get my hands on. I am literally all over the map, changing direction as quickly as the wind blows. For a time, I was hopelessly lost in a historical fiction phase. I couldn't read anything that didn't whisk me back in timeno matter how good. I think this lasted about a year before I started to shake things up.

When I first moved away from the city, I became very acquainted with my small town library. So much so that after a couple of years I started to check out the same books. (Oh how I wish I had kept a list of everything I've read over the years.) I will purchase books by the bundle when they're on sale only to find that I have duplicates. Hmmm, this looks familiar. Even as I started rating books I have read on my new Good Reads account, I had to stop and really think about all of the books that have crossed my path but are no longer on my shelves. When I read a review from another member I usually find a book or two that I add to my list.

It's no wonder that the voices inside my head speak many languages and argue about what happens next. I will read... I will write... There is too much to choose from because I want to read it all, and I want to write about it, too.

P.S. The books pictured above are (left) some of the fiction I have read in the last few months (The book The Middle Place is non-fiction), and (right) my favorite books on writing and writing inspiration. And I'm still finding my way around Good Reads.

P.P.S. I haven't updated my Good Reads list in a very long time!


Gail said...

I'm with you, Kimberly. I love all kinds of books. I'm going to check out some of the titles you have in your picture. Thanks.

Tabitha said...

Write away, my dear. And then share it with us. :o)

Stephanie A. Hilliard said...

You sound just like me. I have way too many books, they are all over teh topic map, and I'm usually reading multiple ones at the same time. I guess it would be my one true addiction!

Kimberly Merritt said...

Well, then. I'm not so crazy after all. Stephanie, I think I am truly addicted, too. Just came home with another armload yesterday.

Keep reading, ladies and please share your titles with me.

Jules said...

Oh heavens I could have written this post and I am dying to see your good reads list. We have just become friends on FB through Mariette I am so thrilled!!!! J.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Thank you, Jules. I'm still working on my Good Reads list, but stop on over and we can compare.

Thank you for posting and I look forward to getting to know you.