Friday, January 29, 2010

I LOVE to read!

I always have a book (or two!) that I am reading...I don't go to bed without my book, I don't get up and go downstairs in the morning without my book, I don't leave the house without my book because who knows when I might find a moment when I am waiting for someone/thing or just a moment of peace and solitude where I can sit and enjoy.  It's amazing how completely refreshing and totally relaxing a few stolen moments to myself and my book can be. 

I love all kinds of fiction!  Yesterday I started reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  It's already great and I'm only in chapter 1.  I just finished Lauren Weisberger's The Devil Wears fun (the movie is good too!).  There are some that I have read and instantly became a favorite like Adriana Trigiani's Big Stone Gap series.  I loved every minute with all 3 books.  I truly enjoyed Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind.  It's a big commitment but such a classic.

Some of my favorite authors...Kristin Hannah (Firefly Lane was great!), Elin Hilderbrand (Barefoot-great book too!), Jennifer Weiner (Best Friends Forever), Jane Green (The Beach House), Lois Battle (Bed and Breakfast) and Elizabeth Berg (can't wait to read Home Safe)!

One of my favorite "moms-night out" activities is go (by myself) to B&N, grab a decaf and just wander the aisles.  I have a little notepad I take with me and I write down all the books/authors that I am interested in reading.  I then either go online to my library and reserve them right away or go wander my library in person!  I'm sure that is not B&N's idea of a good night but every once in a while I do find a book I can't live without so they get a little bit of my $. 

Here are some next-ups on my list...The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, The Buernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (too long but hopefully good), Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg, True Colors by Kristin Hannah and Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout.

There are so many more great books to's truly never ending and that is what I probably love the most...I can always count on having a great book to enjoy.  The hardest part...when the book ends and it feels as though you will never find another that you enjoy so much and then you magically do and the cycle goes on and on!

Happy Friday everyone and send me your favorites books...I always need more to add to the list!!!  

I so love to read!


ljosbo1 said...

I'm just about to start reading The Help for my book group. And -- I have copies of several of the books you mentioned you'd like to read, so maybe we should do an exchange. You should check out Goodreads (which I connect to from facebook)... Let's talk! Lori

Lisa said...

Have you read anything by Jodi Picoult? My favorite book by her is Keeping Faith. Another other favorite book is Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard.

I love Gone With the Wind. LOVE! I own both "sequels" but GWTW is just amazing.

I wander the stacks at bookstores and Target and do the same thing-write down books I want to read and then get them from my library. Love the library!