Books, books, books! I love to read #ReadingWithTheAuthors

Books, books, books! I love to read #ReadingWithTheAuthors

I love to read. Even when I was very young. I was read too. I discovered talking books. I remember my first talking book record machine. Then cassettes. Finally cartridges, then digital download hip. Hooray!
I once got in trouble for reading. Why? You might say.
I told one teacher that another needed me. I told the other teacher the same. The two teachers did not compare notes for quite some time. And into the library, I snuck, and I read red red.
I could not read enough.
I remember that so well. What did I read? The outsiders. I loved it. Couldnt stop reading it. So I risked everything. And I read it. That was in the ninth grade. I remember when my mom found out. She told me later after it was all over she was torn between being angry and proud. I asked why proud? She said, you couldve been doing a number of things. But you snuck off to read.
Anyway, Ive read war and peace and loved it. When I told people that there were a lot of groans. But I loved it. I ordered a case of wine just about the time I made a decision to read the book. I downloaded it from the national library services For the blind and print disabled.
It was red by Alexander Scourby. I had never heard him read anything before except the Bible. I was amazed. I was hooked. This was before I had an echo or smart speaker or anything. A friend of mine had made it so I could connect my telephone to my stereo speakers. Each night after the day, and it work was complete, Prince Edward and I would get into the great and powerful chair, and I would begin the book, and with a glass of wine, we would join in all the adventures, bad, terrifying, sad.
it took me two weeks to read that. I dont regret it, and someday Ill order another case of wine, and read it again.

Patty Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works as an author and social media marketing assistant.
Learn more at: http://www.pattysworlds.com

2 Comments

  1. I couldn’t get enough of “The Outsiders,” either. I listened to it over and over, in spite of its sad ending. I remember my parents reading to me when I was very young, and even then I knew I wanted to be a writer. I haven’t tackled “War and Peace” yet, though. 🙂

    1. I love the book. War and peace was an amazing book of history, romance, intrigue, humor, it was really awesome. And someday I will read it again. It took me two weeks every night. But I’m telling you I would turn that on, and I would be transformed into another world. I literally would read until one or 2 o’clock in the morning. At that time I had no dog. It was just me and the cat. And I would just sit there in my recliner and hold him and drink my wine and read. It was an experience I’m telling you. I had never read it in school. Now I want to read. Great expectations. So many things I have not read.

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