Category Archives: Reading is FUNdamental
I’m still working on moving a whole bunch of my library upstairs to the guest room. We have some nice built-in shelves that will help me organize stuff, rather than just trying to cram yet another book into my overflowing shelves. I’m trying to move all of one type of book each day.
This is true whether we’re talking about books or movies, seeing an exhibit at a museum, enjoying a state fair, etc. We each see and experience things through the lens of our own lives, our own experiences. I love talking about a book with another person who has also read it, asking what they thought of the book, what they liked, disliked, what they ‘got’ from it, would they read another one, etc. Since my experiences change, each time I reread a favorite, my ‘take’ is a bit different. What a wonderful life we lead!
I’m in the middle of “Treachery in Death” by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). It’s number 32 in the series of 45 she’s written so far. I’m starting to have withdrawal symptoms, knowing that soon I will have caught up with all she has written and have to wait for her to write another.
This is such a good series with strong characters with whom I identify. I care about these people and I love getting to know them better with each book, finding new quirks, new vulnerabilities, new strengths I didn’t know they had. I look forward to the insults traded by Eve and Summerset – a small, building interaction with real, though grudging respect underneath.
I don’t want to put the books down. I’m eager to start each new one, yet I don’t want them to end, either. I again thank my good friend, Marsha, for mentioning that she loved the series, getting me started in a wonderful adventure.
Today has been the perfect day to read, fall asleep, and read again.
I’m enjoyed Book # 22 of Nora Robert’s “In Death” series. I only have 4 more in house, so I just ordered 6 more. Such richness to be in the middle of a series I love, having more, being able to order more – I won’t worry about withdrawal symptoms until I get into the mid 30s…