The Sunday Salon
I am extremely absent minded. I would read more from the same book if I wasn't constantly losing them.
As of this moment I cannot manage to find my copy of The Perfect Blend, the first Love Inspired romance novel I have ever read.
Have any of you read one of these before? I would be interested in knowing what you think.
Last night, but really very early this morning, I started Speak for Becky's Online Reading Group. We don't start until Wednesday, so there is still time to join in.
I have been intending to read Speak since I bought it many years ago. It has always had a prominent place on my bookshelf. I have never boxed it up and put into storage like hundreds of other books. I have been carrying it around with the intent of reading it, but just waiting for the excuse. And I am very happy for the excuse. Since I have been talking about covers lately, I need to tell you I have always adored this cover.
Come back Wednesday to read my thoughts on the beginning of this book. (If I can find the book again, it is also currently lost.)
Musings of a Bookish Kitty has been doing an interesting Sunday Salon series called Confessions of a Reader. This thread was started a few weeks ago and inspired by a book of essays that I desperately want to read. Last week she commented on an essay from Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader called "My Odd Shelf". She said that over half of books are unread, and I can tell you she is doing better than me. About 90% of my books are unread. So what books are on my "Odd Shelf"? I have a lot of teaching and social study books for apparently no reason, also old text books from high school I cannot make myself give up. I would also clump my theatre and law books there, remnants of past obsessions.
Bookish Kitty also pointed me to the literate kitten who ponders "What your books say about you."
The simplest answer to this question is that my books tell people I have a problem. I love books very much. They are everywhere, often in haphazard piles teetering on the arm of a chair or sliding off the stairs up to my room. I have every type of book there is and they are piled every which way where ever I can find room. At my old house they were mostly on shelves each shelf having it's own genre. Alphabetized by the last name of the author, except that odd shelf which was just grouped by subject. I have books that are brand new, I have books that are tattered and falling apart. Right now at least 50% of my book collection is in storage. I find it interesting that people often sort their books by size. Hardcovers in one place, trade paperbacks in another. I want my books to be easy to find like at the library.
It is still early for me and I still plan to read more today. I am going to finish up to page 46 of Speak (if I can find it.) And I determined to finish one other book, whichever one I can find and am closest to the end for. I NEED to finish White Tombs, a book I won and wanted to review within a week of receiving it, but I still have been having extra time with the girls. And that isn't coming to an end. My ex is going to be gone for a FULL week this time.