The day I fell in Love
I remember the day I fell in love! It was Saturday, on a winters’ afternoon, and I lay down on my bed to start a new book (a proof copy) that a friend had given me. Having read the blurb on the back, it was not a book I would normally read, but I had just finished my last book and there was nothing else to read, so I picked the book up and fell in love with an author I had never heard of and who writes in Genre I don’t read!
I read prolifically. Anyone who really knows me, knows that is where I spend my most money. I also read very quickly so I go through books too fast. I have a kindle and my mom, my mom in law and myself all belong to different book clubs and, still, I often run out of books. I also only read blood and guts, skiet en donder books, legal, medical, or police thrillers. I enjoy a lot of writers, but there hasn’t been one I actually love and have had to hold myself back from buying any of their books. I can usually wait till they arrive in one of the book clubs. That is no longer true! I even asked the author to be a Facebook friend! I love reading, I travel for fee though the books, I can be a detective, without have to get shot at, I can be a pathologist, without the smell of decay.
The author I fell in love with is Gareth Crocker. The book, “The Last Road Trip”. I laughed and cried throughout the book, but when I was finished I felt good, despite the headache from crying. I have since passed the book around the family and given it back to the person it came from, for her to send to her mom in Durban. I thought I liked it, maybe because the book was about elderly people living in a retirement village and the characters were so familiar, because my parents are in a retirement village.
The next book of his I read was “King”, I cried my heart out again and then laughed out loud. That book is about a Lion! So it is definitely the author and not the story, because I have had no dealings with any lions that I know of. I hate crying, in books or movies, but I still needed to get another book!
“Journey from Darkness”, was the next book I read and once again I was sucked into a beautiful story, and, even though I have never been to the actual places in the book, they were familiar. I felt myself rooting for the heroes, both human and four legged.
“Finding Jack” is a book I definitely wasn’t going to read. I hate books and movies set in any war. Then my husband brought the video home, and after practically a full box of tissues for the snotty nose and a hug for my dog, I decided to read the book. Once again I am glad I did.
As I write this I can hear my son laughing as he reads “Ka boom”, which sadly only took me 4 hours to read! I can see myself, my brother and his friends in this story, and I am grateful my son is nearly 20 as he reads this; he was adventurous enough without these new ideas.
I am not only looking forward to reading “Never let go”, but for the first time, I really wish I had DSTV so that I could watch Gareth and friend’s latest effort “Jongo”, which started on Monday 15th. Thank goodness for my mom’s PVR!
This blog post is not a book review; as much as I love the books and can’t wait for more, it is about how trying new things can lead to new loves and new passions!
However if you want to know more about Gareth here is the link to his official page .http://www.garethcrocker.com
Take a chance on something new, you never know where it will lead you.
Tell me, do you have an author, whose books and works you wait patiently for and race to buy their latest releases?