Day 5 – An Odd Fact

I Love Books!!

(Even though I can’t really read them anymore)



Ive always enjoyed reading. I used to love getting the Weekly Reader and Troll newsletters (NERD alert!) To date, there are only 2 books I’ve been able to read completely overnight. The first was Night by Elie Wisel which caused me sleepless nights for about a week afterwards. The second was A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, which, I got so engrossed in, I just started reading, and didn’t put it down until the end. That book is something like 500 pages.

(It was during a time in my life when I needed to escape from my world for a little bit.)

There’s no way in the world I could do that now, as MS robbed me of the attention span and the eyesight to do such a thing. I listen to books now and am able to get through them much faster – I have a 1 book every 2 weeks goal. Yup still a nerd. Reading a book “the normal way” as I used to though? A distant pleasant memory.

For very emotional reading give Night, A Fine Balance or The Fault in Our Stars a try.

For the record, I do not recommend A Fine Balance for an escape.

Try Matilda, The Little Prince, or The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series instead.

For a heartwarming read try the Call the Midwife Series or Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

If you like to work out a puzzle while reading give Agatha Christie a try.

If you’re one for Literary Fiction – The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

One more suggestion – always try to read the book in addition to watching the movie! It is almost always better!

Any good book suggestions for me?


I am taking part in the Write 31 Days Challenge.

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9 thoughts on “Day 5 – An Odd Fact

  1. You nerd! I loved your suggestions … thanks. Sorry about your not being able to read, but audio is great as well. I actually blog on books I’ve read – I try to read a couple a day – I am dyslexic and teach dyslexic students, so I try to inspire them by my reading as well. I drive 40 miles a day going to schools, so I listen to many audio books. Right now I’m listening to Gone Girl. Look at my blog for some more suggestions – it isn’t my 31 day blog thought.


    • Oooh Debra! Ive been wondering if I should give Gone Girl a credit…is it worth it? I admire teachers so, so much, thank you for your dedication! I think teaching students with examples and inspiration, is REALLY helpful! I used to be a teacher in my Pre-MS life. I miss my students. Please don’t worry, my blog is grammar police and nitpicky nelly free!


    • Nancy I will be reading your post! I have to admit, when I’m feeling like I need a hug, I run to Ma Ramotswe and Ma Makutsi. Have you ever seen those few tv episodes that HBO attempted? I actually didn’t mind it. I think Anika Noni Rose IS Ma Makutsi, she studied her very well. I wish they had continued. I often say that Ma Ramotswe solved the reason as to why I am still single…that’s a post for another day!


  2. Hi! Glad to meet a fellow bookworm! I’m challenged with reading, as well, because of retinitis pigmentosa and other stuff and I love my Kindle as it lets me make text HUMONGOUS. Anyway, I’ll give some thought and come up with my faves to share. I love your list and will check into getting some of them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


    • Shelby, I have a kindle for that very reason! I’ve tried reading, but it was a very slow and tedious attempt. I keep my computer screen at 150% zoom – yikes, but at least I can read and write!! I look forward to your suggestions and will stop by your blog again!


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