|Jen & Mendy - the Starry-Eyed reviewers|
That last one is because I'm a dreamer...always have my head in the clouds. Maybe it should be Cloudy-headed Jen, then, huh? But that doesn't sound as nice.
I'd like to say I'm a free-spirit and that I like to see where the day takes me. But the truth is, I'm a control-freak with some serious issues. I love to plan and keep things organized and have structure. I'm currently organizing everything in my book-related world...you should see the lists and spreadsheets and calendars. I'm proud of them, but others might call me obsessive. A little bit....maybe. But I run a tight ship and I never lose my keys.
Anyway, that controlling nature of mine is probably why I love reading so much. It's an escape. I don't get to control anything, and I like it. That might also be why, when allowed, I can be a bit of an adrenaline-junkie, much to the chagrin of my husband.
Back to the escape-thing. I read for pleasure and to be entertained -- and sometimes for educational purposes, but not as much as I probably should. My purposes for reading coincide with my tv viewing purposes, which is why I don't like reality tv. I like books and shows centered around ideas that are very unlikely in real-life: supernatural beasties, magical powers, the end of the world as we know it...those kinds of things. Even so, I'd still like to believe that anything is possible, realistic or not.
I am a dreamer, after all...
Up until about a year or so ago, I hadn’t read much since high school. All those wretched, forced-to-read books really did a number on me. Then, here comes J (I will never get used to calling her Jen) with her fancy Hunger Games trilogy. I thought, “Oh, fine. I’ll read the first few pages of the silly book as proof that I just don’t like to read. Then, she’ll leave me alone about it.” Next thing I know, I’m sitting in my living room telling my boys to “Play nice,” “Stop being mean,” and “Just get along so Mommy can read!” Every chance I got in between doing dishes and helping with homework, I was reading about Katniss Everdean. It was that pivotal moment that I decided I DID like to read. I had just been so traumatized by books in high school, you see.
Happy to be here! =D