Sunday, December 28, 2008

Warning!! Cheesy blog Update.

As of a few years ago I was not a reader.  But then I got inspired by a wonderful sister-in-law (Thanks Mary) who has read more books than I have ever heard of,  I became a more proficient reader.  I am not a book worm but I find now that I actually have a stack of books waiting for me to read.  Can you believe that a stack of books!!!! Anyway, I am currently reading a book for a little book club I am in with two of my sister-in-laws (Hi Amy, and Tiffany) called "The Agony and the Ecstasy" it is a Biographical Novel of Michelangelo.  The reason for this post is that I had to say that it amazes me how I can start reading a book that I hardly understand anything that they are saying in it,  like all of the Italian names and places in this current book.   Then I get a hundred or so pages in it and I find that I am, for the most part, understanding it and looking up info that I just read online to understand what they are talking about.  Or in this case looking up pictures of Michelangelo's sculptures and artwork to fully absorb the feeling in the book.  
It was two years ago this new years that I challenged my self to become a better reader and now here I am reading a novel about Michelangelo, I am blown away and amazed at the power of a book.  I wish I could have figured this out a lot sooner but I am thankful for those that have inspired me and humored me (like you all) by listening to my child like view at this world of reading.   


Unsworth Imports said...

Katie, you amaze me. I have always considered myself an avid reader, but I am very particular about what I read. I would never have read something like what you are reading, and I can't enjoy Jane Austen. And here you all doing all sorts of crazy things. When you put your mind to something you always do it exceptionally. You are quite the example.

Baden Fox said...

You rock! I have never read the Agony and the Ecstacy so I would say you have officially surpassed me! The thing that is so neat about you Katie is that you are brave enough and teachable enough to try new things. I think I often stay in my box of "what I am good at" and don't venture out for fear of failure. My New Year's Resoultion is to learn how to quilt as good as you- because doing something like that terrifies me! You are such an awesome sister- in- law, thanks for always being my friend and for teaching me so much!