I stand here before you: My Friends; My Co-Workers; My Constant Followers (;-) if there are any of you out there); and Book Readers alike, making a confession that I am a Closet Nerd.
Closet Nerd-my definition that always gives me a giggle-merely means I love to learn and read!
I have been an avid reader from the first of my memories in life. I always have a book near me that I am reading, be it for pleasure, work, or education, I am always reading SOMETHING.
I have had a desire to join a local book club that I can go and discuss a variety of written works with people that have a strong passion and opinion about the books they read. Today, I found that club. :-D
When I was asked to share why I decided to visit their club, I summed up my reason in a simple sentence, "I have always desired to be a part of a book club and realized aside from a couple or three people in my life, my friends are Neanderthals."
Now, before all of you get tied up in a fit thinking I am calling you stupid or somesuch thoughts, I am using Neanderthal as my word of choice for non-readers versus readers.
Those who do not like to read, have a hard time reading, or just flat out find it boring (EGAD! I know, but THOSE people exist!), and have no desire to expand their horizons into the world of books are what I call Neanderthals.
Those who do like to read, no matter what challenges they may face (slow reading speed, struggling with the author's style of writing, etc.), have a desire to expand their horizons into the world of books and I call them Readers.
There is nothing wrong with being a Neanderthal in regards to reading books. I don't understand your world, but you are a part of mine.
As I continue to expand my horizons with this book club I have been welcomed into, I will give you, My Constant Follower, thoughts on each book and whether I recommend them or not for you to read.
Books are Amazing Things! I hope you make a choice in regards to reading books, because that choice defines you as a person.
Which do you choose to be: a Neanderthal or a Reader?