Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Introduction to My Compulsion

This is my first blog post and I am so excited! Here is a little about me before we get to the good stuff . . . books!

My name is Cynthia. I am married and living in Naples, Italy temporarily. My husband is a civilian employee of the US Navy and we moved to Naples in May of this year. It was quite an adjustment, but I love Italy!! We will be here a total of three to five years.

The reason I decided to start this blog is because I am obsessed with books. I have over a hundred books on my Kindle, but I continue to buy more. Hopefully I will get through them at some point. I have been reading for as long as I can remember. My mom used to joke that the world could be ending, but I would not even know because my nose would be stuck in a book. Funny story: my hair once caught on fire from a candle because the power was out and I just had to read! True story.

So the point of this blog is to talk about all things book related! I will post reviews, quotes, images, lists and even book related merchandise that I am drooling over. I am sure you are wondering what kind of books I read. I read a lot of young adult fiction, contemporary fiction, dystopian, romance, classics, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, historical fiction and I even sneak in a little nonfiction every once in a while. I have been trying to broaden my horizons and read books out of my usual comfort zone.  What is the point of reading if you can't expand your horizons a bit?

Here is what I am reading right now:

By: James Dashner, I know I am late on the ball with this one but that is usually how it goes. The first movie just came out and I decided to start the series about two days before it came out. I know the book is always better than the movie, so I (almost always) refuse to see the movie without reading the book first.

The Goldfinch By: Donna Tartt

I finally broke down and started reading this one. It won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction and from other reviews, people either hate it or love it. I am only about 3% of the way through it (just started it yesterday) so it's hard to tell so far.

There was a time when I only read one book at a time . . . and I read it very, very quickly. But lately, I have found that I have a bit of book ADD. So I have been reading two or even three books at one time. Yes, it takes me a little longer to read them. But I usually have a variety of stuff to read, depending on my mood. And if you look at those titles, there are very different books. The Goldfinch is very, very heavy. I just started it yesterday, but I can tell that one will take a bit longer.

I am so grateful to anyone who has decided to stop by my blog. In case you can't tell, I love reading and I can't wait to share that love of reading with anyone who stops by.

Feel free to email me at: bingeingonbooks@yahoo.com

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  1. Italy, wow, that's so cool :D I hope you enjoy blogging!

  2. Thanks Gaby! And thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. Welcome to the blogging world! Looking forward to reading your posts. :)

    Goldfinch is on my immediate list. Hopefully soon.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Joyous Reads! You should definitely read Goldfinch. It is really long, but so far it is really good. I can see why it won a Pulitzer Prize.