I have failed you and I am so sorry for that. I have not updated in over a month! I will start putting a reminder for me in my schedule so that I will post at least once a week. I just got super busy with my new job. I am now working two jobs. One is part time and the other is full time and needless to say I am exhausted by the end of the day. I usually go home and and relax.
I have so new changes in my life other than my new job. The first one is that I am going back to school. I am going to try and get my LPN nursing license first. Then hopefully my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). If all goes according to plan (which it may not you never know) I would like to do traveling nursing while I am still young and my parents are in good health. I may even go as far as getting my Master’s in Nursing so I can be a nurse practitioner when I have had some experience.
That is the biggest thing to have occurred in the last month of my life. I have been reading more and more. I am venturing out of the YA world and reading more adult fiction. I started reading Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell. I decided to pick up the book because the author is a native Missourian and I found that really interesting. I wanted to support one of my own. The book also explores the complexity of family and I find that to be a very interesting subject.
I am also reading And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians) by the infamous Agatha Christie. This is the second time that I have read this book but it has been a while. I always enjoy Agatha Christie. I highly recommend her books to anyone. They are short but they are really good.
I am an avid rereader. I love to re-read books that I own and I get a lot of strange comments from friends and family. Some seem to find it odd that I like reread books. They get confused and say that there are so many books out there to read how can you back track?Here are some of the reasons I give them as to why I choose look at a book again.
It reminds you of good ideas.
- According to lifeoptimizer.org, there is research that suggests that people forget what they read within 24 hours.
By rereading a book you get to rediscover ideas and refresh them in your mind. It helps you to notice new ideas and themes you may not have noticed in your first read.You gain a new perspective.
As you change and grow so does the way you may perceive a book.
- Revisiting past ideas with a new perspective is a good learning experience.
Some books just make you happy to read.
- Even though I know what happens in the Harry Potter books I still enjoy reading them. They remind me of the way I felt the first time I read them and I love that feeling. It is a very comforting feeling.
It is economically friendly.
- If I am tight on money I will re-read books that I own.
Rereading a book is similar to rewatching a movie.
- It is engaging, entertaining, and a fun way to pass the time.
You are already grounded in the characters. You can spend more time with the details of the story.
These are a few reasons why I reread. Why do you?
What are some of your favorite books to reread?
I have not had a count down for a book release since the last Harry Potter book but I have been waiting since I finished reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth. We have seven days, five hours, thirty-seven minutes, and some odd seconds until we can read it. Unless you are one of those people who got the accidental shipping this last month. I secretly wish there was going to be midnight release party at my local Barnes & Noble. Even though there is not going to be a party I will be celebrating when I get my hands on that book!