Category Archives: Reading is FUNdamental
I’m trying to keep an eye on my husband, since he keeps trying to do his normal activities right after cataract surgery this morning. One of the things he’s doing is reading and working on the computer – after taking off the eye protection he’s supposed to wear until tomorrow.
I’m quietly moving with him, to the office and then to the living room.
One of the enjoyable things I’m doing today is enjoying Book # 10 (of 45) of the Nora Roberts “In Death” series. I love the strong female detective, her husband Roarke, her partner Peabody, and all the other characters who move with her from one crime to the next. I feel now as if I know them. I care what happens to them. I still haven’t been able to figure out who the ‘bad guy’ is in any of the books.
As I read, one of our two cats is in my lap, rubbing up against the book, wanting attention.
I love being able to spend time this way.
I think I’m about halfway finished with my moving books project. I moved most of the books I had in the office up to the built-in shelves in the guest room. I put some up for sale on Amazon. I piled some on the table in the foyer to bag up to donate to our local library next week for their next fundraiser.
Today I’m moving art books into the guest room shelves. This will free up shelves in the living room, art room, and master bedroom. (I know. I have a lot of books.)
The problem with the art books is that when I try to go through them, I get hooked, wanting to take my time, savor the artwork, or put the book in a special place so that – when I can make the time – I can try a new technique I found. :0)
So, for this run-through, I’m just going to concentrate on getting the books into their new homes.
The NEXT part of the project will be reorganizing things so they’re more accessible on clean shelves.
If I can get these two things done in the coming week or so, I’ll chalk this down as a ‘win.’