Can’t judge a book by looking at the cover…

In my reading pile…

Even if I haven’t found time to regularly post I ALWAYS find time to read.  It’s been part of my daily bedtime ritual for as long as I can remember. It’s truly ‘me’ time, allowing me to unwind while getting lost in someone else’s story.  

99% of what I choose to read is fiction.  While I periodically re-read favorites by Updike, Vonnegut, Tolkien, Irving, and Gaiman my nightstand is more typically stocked with the newest fiction I can find. And because I read 100+ books a year, every year, it’s increasingly difficult for me to find an author with a truly unique story to tell. These nine authors have achieved that – or I hope will – perfectly.

Just Read

  • The Secret Life of Groceries (because I’ve always wondered how our grocery shelves stay stocked)
  • Opal & Nev (after reading this I want to design a rock star wardrobe for Opal – and see the movie)
  • Nightbitch (between the title and the cover art I could not resist this book)

2 B Read

*You Can’t Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover – Bo Diddley (here)

If a 6 turned out to be 9…

For the second year in a row I am taking part in our library’s Summer Reading Program (see last year’s progress here), which runs from May 6th thru August 21st. Last year I was a Rock Star and this year I’m a Rocketeer!  To date, participants have clocked 11,314,826 minutes of reading and counting. I am proud to say I’ve contributed 4460 minutes of that total (or .0004% for you matheteers) and am thinking I can log another 2,500 – minutes not books – before the program ends… Continue reading “If a 6 turned out to be 9…”