World Book Day = My Favorite Holiday!
I know you’re probably wondering where I went. Nowhere far. Actually, just nowhere. I have been a little uninspired to write anything lately. The only reason I’m writing anything now is because the Occupy Martina movement camped on my lawn has spilled out to the sidewalk and is starting to annoy the neighbors(and you never know when you’ll need a cup of sugar).
To appease the masses I sat down and wracked my brain for ideas. The only topics I came up with were my job, religion, and politics. Funny how the mind wanders. So I started to give up and went to Youtube. As I’ve mentioned before, everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned from Youtube. I was clicking through my subscriptions and found that one of the girls I go to when I need the name of a good foundation had posted a book haul. I’ve seen this type of video from her before but we don’t find the same type of books interesting so I usually pass over it. Having nothing to lose, I clicked the video and started to watch. She mentioned that she liked to watch book hauls on Youtube to get some ideas on what to read next.
HELLO! Did it just get brighter in here? Yes! because the light over my head just turned on.
I had to search for a couple of days to find people who read books in the same genre that I do, but they’re out there and slowly but surely I’m finding them and subscribing the shit out of them. Oh, cool they also have a Twitter? Follow. Tumblr? Follow. Facebook? Like. Ok, NEXT! In case you’re wondering, I like to read anything mindless,frothy and girly. I read chick-lit and I’m proud of it.
So that’s where I’ve been. Watching book hauls on Youtube and getting ideas on what to read next. I’ve also been spending alot of time trying to figure out how to get those books into my house without my mom seeing them. It kind of takes the fun out of it when I’m getting THE LOOK from her when the mail comes.
I’ve loved the thrill of a new book since I was able to hold them. My favorite day of the school year was the book sale; and those Scholastic book flyers were like puppies and kittens and Lisa Frank stickers. Remember them? Ahh childhood. So what I was the only one who ordered that month? At least I had something to read while all of you losers watched cartoons on Saturday mornings. Thanks to that monthly magazine of magic (see what I did there?) I was introduced to some of my favorite childhood books. The Babysitter’s Club (and their little sisters) came with me on family vacations, to family functions, anywhere and everywhere. My mom called me the bag lady because I would pack them all up in an old backpack and haul it around like it held the Holy Grail.(Thanks Mom!)
^ Apparently, I was running the first toddler book mobile in Brooklyn ^
I still carry a book with me almost everywhere I go. “Get a Kindle, Martina!” Well, I already have one. I’m sharing it with my mom and it seems that she’s getting into paperless reading; I’m still digging my heels in the sand. I love pages; the turning, the smell, the feel of them. I love the sound of a book. Yes! the sound. Call me old fashioned but it’s really hard for me to wrap my head around digital books. Not to get too off topic but it’s getting harder for me to wrap my head around alot of new digital things. It’s sort of scary and sometimes it would be nice to just go back to a simpler way of living. That’s a different story, though for a different post.
Now that you’ve read this, please leave my lawn and take your stuff with you. Go read a book!
Fun fact: Today, March 1st is World Book Day. How appropriate!