Thursday, May 25, 2017

always reading . . .

"So many books, so little time."
~ Frank Zappa
I really need more hours in every day!  So I can read . . . and paint . . . and sew . . . and play . . . and take care of all the ideas whirling around in my head.  So I try to make the most of my time each day.  It is hard for me to sit and just do nothing - so there is always a book and journal in my purse to keep me occupied while I am in the car or waiting for an appointment.
I cannot a imagine my life without reading.
 I have had several people try to convince me to switch to reading on a Kindle.
I just can't seem to bring myself to do that.  There is something about the feel and smell of a book . . . turning the pages . . . taking pictures of your stack of books you want to read . . .  and bookshelves packed full of stories and magic.
What are you reading?

"Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people's ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach."  ~ Robert Bolano, 2666


  1. I'm currently working on "My Grandfather's Blessings" by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD - on my Kindle for two reasons, though I do like actual books, I can adjust the size of the print and I can read it while on my stationary bike. It sounds like a bad excuse but since having surgery a few years ago, I've had trouble focusing. The surgery had nothing to do with my eyes, and it's not just my eyesight, it's more focusing on what I'm reading. Like I have to pay more attention and concentrate more. It might also have to do with being so used to multi-tasking that I have to turn that instinct off in order to enjoy reading. I miss the days when I would get engrossed in a book and stay up all night to finish it. Happy reading!

    1. I miss those days too. I find my mind wandering often times when I am reading . . . maybe we need to retire. :)

  2. I'm curious to know how you found/find All The Light. My MIL is an avid reader, and she struggled with that one - enough to put me, with limited reading time, off bothering with it. Though I'll be taking a trip to the library next week to pick some holiday reading, so I might consider it. Currently I am re-reading all my Margery Allingham books, and a sort of background to cooking, whys and why nots rather than a recipe book - Don't Sweat the Aubergine. And I just read the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy by Flora Thompson.

    I too haven't made the switch to Kindle, for me also there is something about the feel of a book and turning the pages. And some books, the paper is beautiful! Old books, dating back to when you had to cut the pages yourself were such a tactile experience, I have a couple on my shelf.

    1. That is one I haven't read yet. I almost started it this past weekend, but decided to wait until I am off work for the summer. I will have to look into some of those that you read.

    2. I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed All The Light. I can see where someone might struggle with it - but the chapters are very short . . . which made a very serious book - a little easier to read.