Maybe people wonder what a poet reads. Well, I worship my Kindle. Because of my vision issues, it’s allowing me to continue reading. That’s such a gift…reading.
I think my frame of mind more or less dictates what I read. And then, depending on where my frame of mind takes me, I might read close to everything that author’s written…
Sometimes I don’t even finish the book. Since I don’t consider myself a book connoisseur, I haven’t included those books on my list.
I pretty much live to love and write and read…in that order. I have a daily writing schedule. It’s an hourly thing. Not a page thing. About four hours a day writing and/or editing.
Other stuff, of course, gets in the way – the toddlers we watch some mornings, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, friendships, step-kids, entertaining, walking, walking and the fitness gym thingy-poo.
Plus, ya know, I’m retired. So sometimes I work in the balcony garden and sometimes I just sit on the balcony and don’t do an effin thing!
I’d like to do some book reviews. I’ve started a few, but they just weren’t the way I want to present my thoughts on books I’ve read.
I guess, in the end, I’m continuing to read the authors I’ve read so far this year and hoping that they continue to produce more work. And I guess that’s a good book review. I give them all a galaxy 😛
So here goes…books read so far in 2016
Amy and Isabelle: A Novel
What I’m Reading When I Can’t Sleep After I’ve Finished Reading For The Day
Lily of the Mohawks: The Story of St. Kateri
The Bible …Especially Psalms
Here’s The Six Month List:
The Burgess Boys
Olive Kitteridge: Fiction
Everything I Never Told You
The Little Stranger
Tipping The Velvet
The Night Watch
The Paying Guests
Beneath the Shadows
While You Were Mine
(Ann Howard Creel)
Elizabeth Is Missing
A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers
Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged A President & Fueled His Greatness
(Joshua Wolf Shenk)
Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings: A Novel
What Alice Forgot
The Constitution of the United States, Declaration of Independence, and Articles of Confederation (never hurts to know for sure)
When I was recovering from my broken arm I went through a time of reflection about healing and that somehow lead me to read lots of books about Mary of Magdalene.
Mary, Called Magdalene
Mary Magdalene: A Novel
(Diana Wallis Taylor)
Because Sometimes I Like A Good Historical Romance Series:
The Laramie Series
Books We’re Reading To Each Other On The Balcony:
Henry & June
I really have loved all of these books and the places they’ve taken me and the characters they’ve introduced me to and – some nights – the dreams they’ve brought me.
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