Day 26: A book that changed your opinion about something
We’re going to fly out into non-fiction left field today. Before reading The New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler, I was all about cardio. Running, biking, elliptical-ing, stair stepping—I hated plodding away on the treadmill, but I did it in the name of “being fit”.
I was terrified of bulking up and looking like a dude, the only weight machines I would touch were the ones that promised tight glutes and inner thighs. That is, until I read this book, which essentially explains how women really don’t bulk up, at least not on a regular person’s weight training regimen. I’ve now been lifting for nearly five months and won’t go back!
There for awhile, I stopped reading fantasy YA and focused more on mystery/thriller/dystopian/contemporary/chick lit type books. Then Lauren lent me Dark Moon of Avalon by Anna Elliott and it totally sucked me back into that fantasy world that I hadn’t even realized I missed.
Now that I’ve read it and am working on the Study Series by Maria V. Snyder, I can honestly say it changed my mind about fantasy. As I got older and left high school, I felt like I could read YA but not fantasy, that adults didn’t really need to read that kind of book with everything else that is out there and honestly, I thought it was kind of immature. I was wrong though! Fantasy is for every age, every gender, no matter what. If you want to read it, then read it. I’m really glad I got back into it!