I like to credit myself with having an excellent long-term memory. It isn’t uncommon for my wife to give me the look of shock and amazement when I mention something obscure we did together years ago. Despite my good memory, I can’t think back to a space in my childhood and see the point where I began reading for absolute pleasure.
I suppose if I cobble together all of my early memories of books I could piece it together but, no one single moment stands out in my mind. I can, however, say with absolute certainty that my favorite books as a child were King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Dracula, and Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark.
The frequency in which I read changes throughout the year. In the winter I don’t tend to read as much as I do in the warmer months. I find it to be peaceful to sit outside with a book and a cigar to unwind after a stressful day at work. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been reading American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
I tend to struggle with books outside of the Fantasy genre but on several recommendations, I made it a point to read Chris Kyle’s autobiography. It held my interest and accompanied several cigars on my deck. In fact, I came across a mention of cigars in the book, which inspired this little blurb today.
Head down to the comments section below and suggest a book for
my next quiet outing on the deck – with a cigar of course.