Today? My favorite book is this really smooth silver one with an apple on the front. It's pretty cool, because there are a billion pages to read and lots of pretty pictures. Not sure when I'll finish though. It's longer than a Russian history novel.
|My beautiful Macbook Air. Someone's else's beautiful photography.|
Ok, I'm only kind of joking. The reality is, I still love to read. But a lot of my free time is spent reading blogs and writing posts, which cuts into the rest of my reading time. I've recently discovered that I can walk on the treadmill at an incline and hold a book, which is about the coolest thing since sliced bread. I anticipate spending a lot of my "active recovery" days engrossed in more stories about Ryan Gosling.
|TWO Goslings. Hello, boys.|
Here's what I read, when I can tear myself away from the computer:
Magazines (I bet you thought I would start with heavy books first, right? Nope, glossies come first!)
Esquire: For a long time I was convinced this was a "lad's mag" because there are often women on the cover. Turns out, it might just be my favorite magazine. Unlike some reads, this doesn't get consumed in under an hour. There are really thoughtful articles on politics, economics, pop culture and fashion. And Ryan Gosling.
Runner's World: Do I even need to mention this? It should be a given. I try not to read the entire thing when it arrives, but I nearly always fail. Great tips for beginners, helpful recipes for athletes and inspiring stories about runners who beat all sorts of odds.
Fitness: Meh. Yeah, it was a cheap subscription. It's finished in about two and a half toilet trips (don't lie, you know you do it too) and I find myself frustrated about some of the "advice" I read in it. It is a fun read, although I wouldn't take much of it too seriously.
Ever feel like picking your favorite books is like choosing which kids are cuter in a lineup? No?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
Matilda (Roald Dahl)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
Jude the Obscure (Hardy again...)
Far From the Madding Crowd (Yep, I have a thing for Thomas Hardy)
Moll Flanders (Daniel Defoe)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
I will not apologize for choosing a children's book or three books by the same author. My blog, tough luck. Maybe you can blame the Thomas Hardy obsession on the fact that both my father AND by brother are named Hardy.
Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go make dinner (gnocchi) and feel incredibly superior because today my post revolved around something other than my usual topics ("Look at me, I sweat!" and "More ways to eat peanut butter"). Apologies to anyone who used those actual post titles in recent months, I really was just poking fun at myself.
What are your favorite magazines? Can you read and workout at the same time?
You already know my top 3, although if I'm at the gym and there is anything to read I would pick it up. I can't run and read, though. Just doesn't work. If anyone knows how, help me out!
Favorite childhood books or authors? Favorite book today?
First love was the Babysitter's Club series, and I won't apologize. Classics. I also love anything by Roald Dahl, and have from a young age.