Hi there. Welcome here. (if this was in person I would give you a hug) I ‘m so glad you came to check out martha loves 2 read. The title came from my family because whenever anyone of them wants to know about something they will always say “ask Martha she will look into it because she loves to read” (which usually turns into doing research) which means more books to buy and read. I cannot walk into a place and not stop to read what’s on the wall or on a table or in book shelves.(to the frustration of whoever is with me). For me it’s about what can I learn from what’s around me or what are the people like that resign in this place. Books can tell you a lot about a person, a place, a time.
Can I be totally honest with you and say that this website will not be like any other site on books or READING.
Why you ask, because I have ADHD and my mind is like a rabbit trail and then you add some senior moments into the mix and what do you get? Someone who jumps from one thing to another and can’t remember where they’re going or what their looking for, but, hay look there’s a book got to check that out. Right where was I ?
My Love Of Reading
I do not know when I started liking books but I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t reading (when I was support to do dishes I was reading or cleaning the house I was reading) I just have always loved to read.
I do remember when I got into reading biographies. I was attending a country school and I think it was grade 5. In the library was this book called “The Von Trapp Family”. (At that time I did not know about “The Sound of Music”). It was a thick book but there was something about the book that I just had to read it. BUT it was almost the end of school when I started to read it and once I got into I didn’t want to put it down, I so wanted to finish it so I asked if I could take it home for the summer to finish reading it. (And it did take me 2 months to finish it). But I was HOOKED.
Since then, I have never looked at a book or read one without wanting to know what is behind the book, who wrote it and such but most of all WHAT could I Learn from it. Even fiction stories have some truths in them that a person can learn from. (I would even get out the atlas and look up the places in the books or at least somewhere close by and get to know the geography that was spoken of in said book).
That being said I do enjoy reading biographies, travel books, cookbooks, Lifestyle books, books on self-help, organization, crafts, health, romance, devotional books, inspirational books and certain magazines. There is more but we will cover that later.
Call me curious Martha, but I love to learn about new stuff. Someone dares to say ” I wonder about” I am on it to find an answer for them. When there is a subject that interest me I go all out to learn as much as I can about it. I go to thrift stores and look for books on the subject, print articles out about it which I then put into binders. (And I have lots of those). I READ, READ, READ.
Finding Uniqueness in People and Books
First and foremost I am a people person. Reading and people interest me in the same way. When I look at people and books I see each one as someone or something special with unique qualities about them. I believe that life is about learning. You can learn so much from people and books or people in books or what people say in books. I totally hope as we explore these areas that you my readers will take one new idea away with you and pass it on.
I would like to invite you to follow me and learn new ways of looking at reading, broadening your passion for reading. Yes i plan on putting the ordinary stuff like book reviews, and the newest books plus many other.
I get bored with ordinary very easily and since this is my website I do not want it to be boring or ordinary so I need you my readers to help me by letting me know what you find interesting, fun or boring. I so want to hear what reading means to you.
share my take on books I have read, challenges and workshops.
Reading With A Twist
My purpose is to show a different twist on READING.
There are 4 kinds of readers and my goal is to learn together with my readers about the different types and how we can use this uniqueness to help others or use it to understand ourselves.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.
All the best,