Okay, so obviously I did learn how to read. What I didn't learn was how to retain.
I have friends who feast on words (as well as The Word). I have parishioners who use reading to combat the dark shadows of migraines and depression. I even have one parishioner who enjoys reading so much that I sometimes give her books to read for me and she will write about a page and a half summary for me and let me know if I should read it myself or not.
Yes, I know how that makes me sound.
I know there is so much out there and I am missing most of it. I also know that for the preacher, reading is the fuel that keeps the sermons coming AND going somewhere. And so it is that I find myself trying to carve out the time to read.
I need direction, much like the perennial 'C' student who suddenly decides to apply herself and needs to be shown where the actual study section of the library is (rather than the section right by the front entrance where everyone sees you, then stops and chats). I have a few books that have been recommended to me that I am chipping away at, but I am open to your suggestions.
I have even added a section to this blog that is intended to engage my competitive streak in this fight for literacy. So far I have one book read, and one book in process. Pitiful, and yet it's a start.
And so for those of you who are readers, please forgive my ignorance and have patience with me as I slowly attempt to join your ranks. And for those of you who are not readers, but know you should be... wanna play too?