It is Drop Everything and Read Day

Photo of Books by: By Arria Belli

While created as a way to inspire children to read more, I think it is important for adults to take something away from Drop Everything and Read Day too! Unfortunantly, I am afraid I must sit and daydream about the possibility of participating in the day, as it just isn’t possible to ignore everything on my to-do list to dive into some great books all day. So instead, I’m going to share with you the books I would curl up with today if I had one of those awesome remotes from the movie Click that would allow me to pause everything else while indulged myself.

Wizard's First Rule (The Sword of Truth)

Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind

Written by Terry Goodkind, Wizard’s First Rule is the first in a series of books that takes you on the journey of the Seeker, Richard Cypher as he tries to conquer evil. I became addicted to the story line when I found “The Legend of the Seeker” on Netflix only to be heartbroken when I realized that it was cancelled after the second season. I LOVED the show and cannot wait to dive into the books so I continue on the journey of the Seeker where the mean television executives forced me to leave off.

Yseult: A Tale of Love in the Age of King Arthur

Yseult: A Tale of Love in the Age of King Arthur by Ruth Nestvold

I’ve had a PDF copy of this book, written by Ruth Nestvold, in my hands since the end of January courtesy of the Early Reviewers Giveaway program at LibraryThing and have yet to dive in. Not only do I feel bad about it, because lets face it, almost 3 months later doesn’t really constitute as an early review now, but the story of Tristan and Isolde is one that I have always loved and the premise of this version entices me.

The Complete Short Stories and Famous Essays of Mark Twain – One Volume Edition

The Complete Short Stories and Famous Essays of Mark Twain

There is something magical about curling up with thick musty old book with fragile pages and I especially love this one. My copy was published in 1906 and was a fantastic find at our local flea market book shop. Books like these are particularly difficult to read around here though because the kids, though they understand that mommy is an old book freak, don’t quiet realize yet how bad I would freak out if one of my books was damaged. So they sit up on a high shelf out of the reach of little hands and I just daydream about reading them.

The System of Nature, Volume 1

The System of Nature, Volume 1

Written by Paul Henri Thierry and Baron D'Holbach in 1770, The System of Nature, Volume 1, is one of the first books published in the west that challenge that there are no supernatural forces or gods based on observed laws of nature. The book is fascinating and I would really love to have the time read it again.

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Tell me, are you going to Drop Everything and Read today? If you could, what books are on your list?