I love reading...but lately I find I am too tired to really read a lot. The trouble is, if it is a ripping yarn, I will read it from cover to cover regardless of the time, meaning I often will still be up reading at 4.00 am. So I have to ration what I read. Currently I have about five books on the go - ones I can pickup, read a chapter (ie Soil by Matthew Evans - its about dirt) and put back down. I like some autobiographiy styles too for this (Julia Gillard's book on Women and Power is great). Others I have to concentrate to get the characters back into my head and often I will only read for a bit - it gets too desperate or horrible or I am bored I put it back into the pile and go to bed. Some however, I devour - and these are the dangerous stories, because I pay for the loss of sleep and the story will often resonate in my head for days too.
At one stage I thought I might write a story too but that is much harder than I anticipated.
However, people all have personal stories too. I have found in art journalling that I tend to want to tell a story, usually my own. I also belong to a few art journalling websites and that seems to be the theme of the majority of the layouts presented on these sites. Some stories are secret and covered up - some are all out there for all to see. This story telling aspect has also affected my card making lately too...hence the theme of October