It's time for Secret Subject Swap!
Today, 11 bloggers (and me!) will be exchanging subjects and writing them in our own way. This is a fun project that I do every month and it was thought up by the fabulous Miss Karen from Baking in a Tornado.
My subject is "What's your favorite past time and how often do you get to do it?". This came from the lovely Christine from Moore Organized Mayhem (she's playing too, so make sure you check out what subject she got!)
I am an avid book reader. I absolutely, positively LOVE getting lost in a book. There is just something amazing about curling up and reading.
I love to read paranormal type books. One of my favorite authors is Rachel Vincent. She wrote a series of books about a werecat community (it's called the Shifters series). It's an amazing series of books with a very strong, female lead character. I've read this series many times, so many, in fact, that the first book, Shift, pretty much fell apart and I need a new one (hint, hint! lol). Another series of books that I love is by Julie Kenner and it's the Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series. Basically, Buffy grew up, moved to the suburbs and became a parent. It follow Kate Connor through her life after coming out of retirement to face demons. It has action, romance, comedy, and something that mom's can really get in to.
I've recently started reading the series of books that the HBO show True Blood is about, the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I am currently averaging a book in a day and a half, and I'm almost completely through the series, which makes me sad as I don't own them, I'm borrowing them from the library. Being nerdy like I am, I also slowly making my way through the show, True Blood. It is very naughty and absolutely awesome.
In addition to the paranormal books, I love crime mysteries. I'm confident that I've read enough of these books that I could work for the FBI, but sadly, they won't hire me. A few of my favorite authors are J.T Ellison, John Grisham, and Mariah Stewart.
Naturally, I do like some romance books and I love just about anything written by Nicholas Sparks. And I LOVED the Hunger Games trilogy. I will generally try to read just about anything out there and, if it doesn't catch my attention, I'll put it down and move on.
Now, how often do I get to read? Every day. I will read at dinner, in the bathroom (don't you judge me), before I go to bed....basically, any time I get the chance. We visit the library at least once or twice a week. When the kids are in school, I tend to go more than that, just to enjoy my time. My husband is an avid reader as well and all 3 kids love to read (well, Cailin loves to look at books and figure out the story). Naturally, this makes me absolutely thrilled. Anastasia reads on a 6th grade level!! Sebastian probably reads on a little higher level than tested, but he freezes up during testing, much like I do. But we are a family of readers.
I'm always open to suggestions, so feel free to comment below and give me some ideas of books to read. And let me suggest a few blogs for you to read, the other 11 wonderful folks that are in the swap!