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  • Writer's pictureMatilda Reyes

Be My Book Buddy!

Big surprise here, I love to read. When I'm not writing, I'm reading. When I'm not reading, I'm listening to audiobooks. I fell in love with books before I was able to read, and once I picked up on the written word at the age of three, my lifelong hobby and passion emerged. I was that kid who brought books to recess or stayed inside to get recommendations from my teachers for my next great read. I'd say it was a lonely childhood, but I was lucky enough to have parents who were avid readers. On Sundays, we'd plop down in the living room, each with our own book, and sit in relative silence as we dove into our own imaginations. It's still one of my fondest childhood memories.

Being an adult who works from home and reads/writes a lot can get lonely. You can find yourself in a bubble unless you make the effort to reach out to other booklovers. My main group of friends talks online all day about many topics, but we have a thread going specifically for books - what we liked, what we hated, which authors are acting up in the world, and what to read next. Most of what I've seen from my group I've liked, though I have a few unpopular opinions about a few best-sellers.

I recently joined a book club through my UU congregation and my first meeting is in a couple of weeks, and I'm joining a writing group that meets in Barnes and Noble, which is a problem for me because I can't step foot in there without buying something. Always.

So all that to say, if you're a lonely bookworm, you've come to the right place. Once a month, I'll update you on what I'm reading, what I've read, and what releases I'm looking forward to. You can comment on each blog post with your reads and thoughts or drop a line on my Facebook page. You can also follow me on Goodreads, though I'm not nearly as active as I've been in the past, and you can see what I've read in the last few years.

In November, I'll talk about Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, which I'm reading for book club. On tap for the month is the most recent book by Brent Weeks, The Blinding White (Lightbringer Book 5) and I'm slogging my way through Gideon: The Ninth, which I don't love. I doubt I'll get much other reading done because it's NaNoWriMo (post on that to come) and for me, NaProWriMo - my friend is leading a weekly class on how to write code, so there go the rest of my brain cells.

What are you reading right now?

What are your plans for November?

Can't wait to see your responses here or on Facebook.


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