You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much lately. Part of the reason is how crazy busy life always is, but there is also another reason. I have an addiction but one that I just can’t look at in a negative light. I am addicted to reading! Since I learned how to read as a small child, I could always be found with my nose in a book, and that hasn’t changed. However, I seem to go through stages where this wonderful addiction comes above every other hobby I enjoy, and that’s where I am right now. I just can’t get enough of reading, and I get really annoyed when I can’t stay awake at night to read into the wee hours like some people can.
I will read pretty much anything, and I actually do book reviews for a company where sometimes I am challenged to read something that normally wouldn’t tempt me, but no matter what I am reading I figure that it is stimulating my brain, and that’s a good thing. I would have to say that my favourite genre is fantasy, but historical would be a close second. There is just nothing better than the smell and feel of a book, and although I do have a couple of devices for reading ebooks, I still prefer to buy the real thing for the ones I love the most. I have even been known to read the ebook and then go out and buy the physical book because I need to have it as part of my collection.
I have, however, been missing blogging, so since I just finished a book last night I decided to do a quick post before I become lost in another. I keep thinking back to our visit to the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa last November and the beauty of the architecture. I was especially entranced and fascinated by the multitude of intricate carvings on and in the buildings which you just don’t see on modern architecture, and I wanted to share some of my favourites with you. I hope you enjoy them.