Reading is something I really enjoy, I also enjoy researching my family tree and writing on my blog, but what I have a hard time with is time management, because if I do one everything else suffers, but a little of each is a lot better than a lot of one I suppose.
When it comes to choosing a book I love most any genre, right now I have been reading a lot of the Southern fiction authors, Ron Rash is an excellent writer, I fell into reading his books mostly because the first two novels he wrote were based on the area I grew up in, I even recognized some of the family names he used as people I am actually related to.
Talking Southern authors you have to fall back to Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, I know a lot of us had to read this in school but I sure enjoyed it a lot more after I grew up and got out of school, there are a lot more of the classics that everyone should read, but I think this one is a must read.
I am in the process of collecting this genre of book, although looking at my bookshelf I see a random collection of many different books that fall into many different categories, and my Kindle holds more titles than I could ever hope to read but yet I continue adding to it.
I ordered three hardbacks from Amazon, then went to our local Goodwill and found three more, Pat Conroy, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Fannie Flagg, then came home and ordered three of Rick Braggs novels.
And this is on top of me entering into a drawing for an autographed copy of John Grishams latest book, with a chance to win an autographed copy of all of his novels, I have quite a few of his books already but I think he is an excellent writer too, and if I happen to win it would just make my day.
Right now I am reading The Whole Bible Story: Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English, it is well worth the read, and I am about halfway through it now, not to sound sacrilegious or anything but the fighting in the area is almost the same as today, and not to get my soapbox out on a whole different issue, but why are we sticking our nose into a war that has basically been going on since the Bible was written.
Getting back to the subject, I’m starting to get the look from Cindy quite a bit, I suppose it didn’t help when at the checkout at The Goodwill they rang up the three books I found after telling Cindy that I couldn’t find anything I wanted, in my defense she should have never answered her cell phone and walked outside to take the call, leaving me looking over the hardbacks right after making that statement.
Yes Conroy, Frank, and Flagg just fell into my hand and when I got the total, I made the mistake of asking her, “Are you paying for this or am I”, I should have just paid for the books and sprinted for the car rather than have drawn attention to myself.
What book are you reading and why did you choose it?