Monday, July 22, 2013

This is my first post, let's see how long I can keep this going

Hello all! And by all I mean myself and the unforgiving 0 followers or page views I have since this is my first post. So, here is the rundown. My name is Kat, I am 20 years old and I love to read. That is, I loved to read. It has been awhile since I have read for pleasure. What with being a full-time college student, part-time sales associate, girlfriend, sister and daughter, I do not find the time for getting lost in a good book anymore. And I have realized that this is a problem and it has caused me to have a lower quality of life. Okay, maybe it isn't that serious. But I am sure you book nerds get it, too. Being a reader is an escape. It is a way to forget all of your temporary feelings or stress or anxiety. It is a way to realize that your life isn't as bad as you made it out to be. It is a way to feel...not so alone. When I was a lonely, angst-ridden, rebellious (okay, not rebellious in the outwardly sense, more like the my-mom-would-yell-at-me-to-stop-reading-in-my-room-on-Friday-night-and-go-to-a-football-game-once-in-awhile sense) 13-17 year old teenager books were my solace. They were my comfort. And I am not ashamed to say they were my friends. At one point in my early teenage years, I read more books in a month than I had actual live friends. And I was okay with that. Books don't judge you for never going to any "real" parties. Books take you as you are. They don't care whether or not you are reading them instead of writing your Sociology paper. They draw you in and simply make you forget. Therapy with the written word.

I feel inclined to state what my intention of this blog is, so here it is:

  • It will keep me honest about reading consistently again.
  • It will serve as my reflection of the books I read.
  • It will give me practice for my future career that involves reading and such. 
  • It will be fun.
  • I will also end each post with a book/reading-related quote.