“Hi, my name is Isi.”

“Hi, Isi.”

“I love reading; I am an avid book collector, and I prefer physical copies of the written word over e-books.”

My love of reading started as a small child when my mother was teaching me to read. It further blossomed as I began reading books on my own.

Some of my fondest memories from growing up are of car rides traveling with my family and either having my parents read out loud to us or listening to a book on tape as we drove for hours to our destination.

I grew up reading a lot of mystery, historical fiction in the form of journals, and fantasy especially fairy tale re-telling’s of books and climbing on my bed to read. I also read late into the night after bedtime with the door cracked open so I could see from the hall light while my sister slept.

So many fond memories!

I still read now, although a lot less than I used to. Now my top genre picks are religious literature, memoirs, some fiction, and self help style books with a couple of the old classics thrown in there too.

Every time I walk into a thrift store, I come out with approximately 5 literary treasures. I’m running out of bookshelf space. Hahahaha!

I think part of my Uplyft Wellness journey comes from the things I read. It comes from absorbing that which is good and nurturing and wholesome.

Part of what I want to share with you are the books which have inspired me and which have taught me various truths that have and continue to have an effect on my life. So… look forward to future posts about what this bookworm has devoured. And feel free to share books you love that have helped to change your life.

All my love!