…to spend reading I would be a very happy woman. Wouldn’t it be wonderful? There are so many good books on my to read list, how in the world am I going to get through it if I don’t read all my waking moments? I sure could use a maid, and a gourmet chef. Dale really is a huge help and never tells me to stop reading. He reads quite a bit himself, so I guess he can’t complain about me indulging in my passion.
What do I read? Anything and everything. I read picture books “checking them out” for my grandchildren. I read children’s books because I “have” to help my daughters find books for their readers. I read YA books because they are fun. I read lots and lots of nonfiction. Yep, I rarely read adult fiction. Once in a while, I can read adult fiction but I don’t like running into X-rated passages and so tend to read older fiction (Jane Austen etc.) or books recommended by people that I trust.
Right now I am reading “The Zookeepers Wife” a book about a couple in Warsaw who, during WW2, saved many Jews from being sent to concentration camps. So far I am really enjoying it.
I really like to read books about WW2 and I’ve finally figured out why I like them so much. I personally don’t like war and how it affects families, however I think reading about the war lets me connect with my dad who fought in the Pacific theater and died in 1960 when I was 11 years old. Do I look like the kind of person who would read war books?
It is really lucky for us that we have such a good public library. We make good use of the tax money that we pay into the library system. I am glad that I don’t have to buy all the books that I want to read, we have the money, but not the space. I can put a book on hold and then will be notified when the book is waiting for me to come and check it out. I can manage my holds on line and then renew them when I need to.
Where do I find new books to read? Usually by word of mouth, friends I trust. Sometimes on different websites which have lists of good reads. I don’t go to the New York Times best seller list for fiction, but will look at their non-fiction sometimes. I also have enjoyed Nancy Pearl’s “Book Lust” books which are lists of books to read, lots of non-fiction. I am really careful about the fiction that is in her books because I don’t know her.
I just finished reading “Goose Girl” last night. It was good, and I enjoyed it and will probably read some of Shannon Hale’s other books. I am glad I read it because I discovered that it was not a good read for the age group 10 through 13. It really is a YA book. I won’t be recommending it to my grandchildren to read.