One huge perk with this job is that I actually have a lot of free sitting time. Typically it is during P.E. when the kids are just running around, or when they are doing classwork, or if they are taking a test.
That being said, I've started reading a lot more and it's been so great!
Literally up until last month I have really not had any interest in reading. All through elementary school, junior high, and high school I just hated reading. I could never focus enough to actually follow along with what was happening in the story and about 90% of the time was spent re-reading a paragraph that I had already tried to read five times. So I hated it because I just couldn't ever stay interested with the story.
The first book I read was "Dear Cary" by Dyan Cannon, who was Cary Grant's third wife. I bought this book back when Shawn and I first started dating, so around June 2012. I started reading it then stopped around chapter five because I went back to school and just lost interest.
Once I started the new job and realized that I had a lot of time that I would just be sitting doing nothing I thought that I should at least bring a book.
Ever since then I have read at least three chapters during the day. It's so nice! And now I am actually enjoying reading!
Now I'm on an autobiography kick, specifically with old Hollywood actors.
While I enjoyed reading "Dear Cary" it was actually kind of sad learning about one of my favorite actors of all time and how cruel and a bit wacky he was. I still love Cary Grant...I just will see him differently now.
But I loved this book and if you love to hear about the old Hollywood days and the amazing stories from that time I would highly suggest reading "Dear Cary".
My second book this month is "Tis Herself", an autobiography by Maureen O'Hara.
I only recently discovered Maureen O'Hara last year at the TCM Film Festival because they showed The Quiet Man and when I saw that she wrote an autobiography I knew that I wanted to read it because I wanted to learn more about her and her career in the film industry.
I am only about halfway through the book but it is already fascinating to read her story about her journey from Ireland and being trapped in America because of the war and also somehow getting wrapped up in two marriages that she was sort of thrust into.
I will have to update you all when I finish the book so look for that on my Twitter account. But just like "Dear Cary" I am finding myself loving this book and being so interested to read her life story.
If you have any suggestions for books that you think I would like let me know by commenting on here or Tweet me! I would especially appreciate it if any of you have any movie themed books that you think are a must read!
I will be back next Wednesday (I promise!!) with my "What I'm Watching" Wednesday! See you then!