Sunday, April 04, 2010
What are you reading?
I have to admit I felt a pang of longing or maybe even nostalgia when I read this question. At one point in time I was a voracious reader. In my pre-babies life I used to average two books a week. These days, the stacks of books ordered and neglected are growing by the week. However, when I'm not writing and editing my own books, I still do manage to squeeze in a good read. Thank God for long waits at the car wash, dentist and doctor when I am by myself. One of the last great books I read was Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I couldn't put it down. I read it in about 2 days. So amazing and so relevant in today's world. Far From You by Lisa Schroeder was another wonderful and recent read. Couldn't put that one down either. I am halfway through When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (not a YA book). He is one of my all time favorite authors. I don't think I've read many authors with the exception of Laurie Notaro who can match his humor. I alternate reading David Sedaris with my rose books. I know that books on growing roses would be a total snoozer to most but it's my new hobby. My other guilty pleasure -- People magazine. The subscription my in-laws sent me for Christmas is the perfect escape. I live for the short, juicy articles. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading. Who doesn't love a good book recommendation?