This is my twenty-second post, for age 22, of the October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Anne McLachlan. My previous posts: Baby Speed Eater, Two Tales, Curls, Most Magical Christmas, Kindergarten, Places, Mental Health in 1969, The Boxcar Children, The Little House Books, Too Thin, Four Square, Curls: Take Two, Scouting, Schools, Sophomore Year, 1979 Book Review, Library Assistant, College Food, Dear Santa, The Muny, and College Graduate.
My first full-time job out of college was with a company that used the new graphical capabilities of computers to do molecular modeling. My hometown paper thought this was newsworthy–it didn’t hurt that my mother handled my press releases.
Below is a picture of the kind of graphics I was working on at that time.
My reading changed when I went to work. I stopped reading for pleasure in college, but I got right back to it at my new job. On the advice of a professor, I took a break at lunch time. My favorite mid-day recess was to go to a nearby postage-stamp park with a sack lunch and my book. The first book I read was Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel.
Did you ever stop reading for fun? What book reintroduced you to the pleasures of reading?