Tag Archives: reading

Absent, But Not Forgotten

It’s pretty bad when I recently realized that 2016 has come and gone, and I haven’t posted anything on here for the entire year. The last post was September 2015, ironically for a new writing project in which I haven’t posted anything on there either. That’s sad. And I say this because I love to write, and I was excited to really dive in to this project and just writing and posting on here in general. Evidentally, life and laziness and procrastination had other plans. I’m hoping to change this in 2017.

I’m not big into New Year’s resolutions but I do have two for this year: read more and write more. Last year, I had a reading goal of 30 books which is not a far reach. I started off strong but fell off by the summer and didn’t get back to it. I only managed about 18 books total, and 3 of those books were crammed in at the end of the year. And as I stated earlier, writing was pretty non-existent for last year. 

Well, I’m happy to say that I’m already working on these two resolutions and hopefully this will continue throughout the year. This post, for one, is a great start to my writing. I mean, it is the first post in about 16 months. I will certainly consider it a start. A huge start! And the reading side of things has gotten to a good start. I knocked out a Neil Gaiman book to start the year (a great way to begin the year in my opinion), and I am continuing the great Harry Potter series (book 5). 

All in all, I’m liking the way 2017 is starting off and using 2016 as a springboard to help propel me—and my writing!—to a better and consistent place. Here’s to more reading and more writing for 2017…. CHEERS!


I Love The Way She


I love the way she takes her time
as she runs her fingers across my spine

I love the way she grips me in her hands
and as she demands, my feature expands

I love the way she turns me over and over
and gives everyone else the cold shoulder

I love that she is my owner
But I can still control her

and so…

she sinks lower
as I get bolder
she loses her composure
as the climax gets closer
my intensity smolders
as her emotions expose her
I wish I could hold her
as we achieve closure

Our only reaction
is mutual satisfaction
as she gives me one last look

There’s nothing better in this world
than to know a girl
who loves to read a good book

© 2013 Andrew Hildreth

Books Are Heaven

Books are heaven

sprawled out on endless pages

covered in indelible ink

woven in masterful fashions

surrounded by an engulfing cover

and held together by a strong spine


Books transform you from one realm to the next.

Books cause you to explore your innermost depths.


Books make you bleed.

Books help you heal.

Books make you breathe.

Books help you feel.


Books are heaven sent.


Copyright © 2013 Andrew Hildreth




Words that when you string them together,
combine to give you an image.

An image that stimulates your mind.

A mind that transfers that into a
carnal passion that overwhelms the initial hunger.

A hunger that will never be quenched.

A quenchableness that will always be fed.
Only by words.


Favorite Place to Read a Book?


The question has been posed:
“Where’s your favorite place to read a book?”

Sometimes I like a wide open space,
And other times I like a nice cozy nook.

In a chair at the beach,
with my toes dug deep in the sand.

Sitting at a table in Starbucks,
with a green tea frappuccino in hand.

Relaxing at the local library,
with the quiet stillness to manage.

Eating lunch at Panera Bread,
with a soup, salad, or cafe sandwich.

Lying on my living room couch,
with a floor lamp’s light over me.

Curled up on my queen-size bed,
with a nice hot cup of herbal tea.

These are just a few
of my favorite places to read.

But anywhere I can enjoy a book,
would be perfectly okay with me.


Copyright © 2012 Andrew Hildreth