I’ve always loved reading. Ever since I was a child and my Mother taught me to read. As a child I read everything I could get my hands on. I read a lot of classic novels like Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, the Hound Of The Baskervilles. I mixed those novels in with what eventually overtook my reading passion: comic books. I’ve been into comic books ever since my Father first introduced me to them when I was 5 back in 1989.

Comic books have been a passion as well. The art and words have always drawn me in. Especially with how favorite characters change when different artists are brought on.

I never stopped reading books, but I slowed up. I used to read 2 or 3 books every couple of weeks. Then it became a book once or twice a year. That’s how badly I slowed up.

Right after I graduated in December of 2007, I found myself out of school, unemployed, and with a lot of time on my hands. I began reading little by little, and even when I got a meager job I actually started to read more since I worked mostly evenings, and I was out for most of the night and mornings. I started with Stephen King’s The Mist, then an H.P. Lovecraft collection that included the brilliant At The Mountains Of Madness, and I just picked up from there.

Even though I hadn’t been reading often, didn’t mean that I stopped buying books. I love hitting up bookstores to see what I can find. I had such a backlog of books, that it was a pile. I’ve just started reading books I’ve had since around 2003. I’m pretty proud of myself in that in the past two weeks I’ve read the Halloween II, and Halloween III: Season Of The Witch novelizations that I’ve had for a long time. I figured it was about time to read them, and it being close to Halloween really goes with the theme. I even have the Halloween IV novelization and I just started on that one. I’ve got plenty more waiting for me, and even some that I’ve ordered.

I’m very happy that I’ve gotten back in tune with reading. I fell into a lapse, and now I’ve been reinvigorated.

Rene’s song of the day: “The Verdict” (Dopo La Condanna) by Ennio Morricone.

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