I know many of our Living Large community love books as much as I do. This weekend, I rearranged our bedroom so that I will have a reading light by the bed. I find that I sometimes want to read before I sleep and hopefully, this will help me get through more books this year.
As promised, here are the books currently on my list. It is an eclectic mix of reading for fun, books I need to read for book reviews on Rescue Me, my K9 Cuisine blog, and books I’m into for growth:
As you may recall, I made one New Year’s resolution when the calendar rolled over to 2010: I wanted to read 26 books this year, which averages out to one every other week.
I’ve reminded myself again why I do not make New Year’s resolutions. I stopped at five books when the weather warmed up. I only read what I had to read for work.
I was excited to jump back into my reading a few weeks ago with my book club’s pick of “The Senator’s Wife,” by Sue Miller. I’m not normally a “Peyton Place” type reader, but I had skipped the two previous book club reads and instead went just for the conversation and food.
This was a bad choice to get me back into reading. Continue Reading »
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Speaking of books, I’ve really fallen behind on my goal to read 26 books this year. I have a list of them to read for book club, as well as a stack of finds from the used bookstore and another stack of books a friend here has given me.
I stalled at six books completed. I know I will get more read just for book club, but I’m finding it harder to sit down with a book now that the weather has turned warmer.
When I return to my home city, the first place I usually hit, even before seeing family and friends, is a bookstore. I think probably the two things I miss most about being in a city, is being a part of a writing community and the wonder of bookstores. Kansas City has a very large writing community that seems to bond well.
There was always something going on there, from activities with the Kansas City Press Club and the Kansas City Writer’s Group to book launches, signings and readings at The Writer’s Place. There was also always some writer to get together with over lunch or dinner for a little one-on-one camaraderie and to bounce ideas off.
As for bookstores, I love them all, the big ones with coffee shops (and free wi-fi) and the small independents.