Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Reading Friends

I am thrilled my blogging friends are reading.  I know everyone has busy lives; kids, work, and all the stuff  that makes life a bit hectic.  Yet they still have time to sit down, relax, and open a book.  I am lucky--I can sit down and read pretty much whenever I want.  I don't have to worry about a husband, or kids.  If the house is messy--oh well.  I'll get to it later.  The only thing that gets me on the exercise bike at the gym is knowing I can read for 30 minutes while I pedal.  

So while checking out my blogging friends this morning, two talked about books.  Bravo, C-Joy for coming on the 100 book journey with me! She's a full time teacher, a mom and wife, and someone who loves to craft and cook.  We've had many a bottle of wine along with bread and cheese, and share a similar taste in books.  I know I can suggest titles to her, and her to me.  And, she's got a Nookcolor, so we have another way to read!  And guess what?  We met on the first day of work in our  bookstore, and have been friends from that first day over 16 years ago.  So books are definitely a big part of our lives.

My friend Diane Denmark is another very busy, very organized lady who also likes to read.  I know C-Joy has recommended books to her, too.  In between decluttering her home, planning menus, and having a lot of fun with her girlfriends running and enjoying life, she likes to read, too.  Yeah!  Check out her blog.  She's great fun and has a wonderful sense of humor.

And for everyone else who follows this blog, thank you!  It's always so much fun to hear what everyone is reading, what they thought, and what we can suggest to each other for the next reading experience.   Hop on board the Reading Challenge train!  You don't have to read 100 books; just make reading a focus for your year.  You'll be surprised at how much you enjoy it.


  1. Hi, my name is Lucas, I'm 20 years old, and I'm from Brazil. I happened to have found your blog when searching for some reading inspiration. And I might say, darn I've found it. You've inspired me to return to read this year, something I have left out of my life nowadays. I've pretty much always loved reading, but by some reasons I can't quite grasp, I haven't been quite inspired lately, so, once again, I thank you for being my inspiration. I loved your posts, read a lot of them tonight, and began my little project, To read 11 books in 11 months. I know its pretty tiny comparing with your 100 books, but it's a start. With college and everything, it's better than nothing right? Lol. Oh well, just wanted to say some kind words to the woman who helped me this night, without even knowing it. So thank you. And be sure I'll be back to your blog.

  2. Lucas, I'm so glad you're making reading a focus for this year. And who cares how many books you read as long as you enjoy each one of them. The best kind of book is one that makes you think about it long after you've finished it. And share it with others--you never know who you will effect that way.

    Glad you're aboard! And thank you for your kind words. :)