Nook Frenzy

Wednesday, Sep 05

It’s just too easy to order books electronically these days.  🙂  One just leads to another and before I know it, there I am, up half the night, reading until my eyes won’t focus.
Here’s what I’m into now: “The Inn at Rose Harbor” by Debbie Macomber–classic, funny, heart-touching story–in short, the kind of exceptional quality my good friend always delivers.  I’m reading this on the Nook.
I’m listening to a great book on my iPod: “Happy at Home” by Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project”.  I’m here to tell you, I almost never buy the audio and printed versions of a book, but I did with this one.  It’s full of great advice–I was out of bed and stumbling around in the dark for a pen and paper because there were so many things I wanted to remember.  Hence, I also have the Nook version now, so I can consult it.  Most memorable note so far: “Act the way you want to feel.”
What’s in the to-be-read pile: “The Strangers on Montagu Street”, by Karen White, “Trail of Crumbs” by Kim Sunee (a memoir), “Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother”, by Meg Federico–another memoir and it sounds like a hoot, though of course it has it’s serious side.  What sold me?  A single quote from the book itself–“I demand an autopsy!”   Who could resist a line like that???
Reading is such a joy to me, such a gift.  In the old days, when I couldn’t afford to buy books very often, I lived at the library.  Oh, those stacks of new stories, each one a magic carpet ride to another life or another time.  When there was a new Phyllis A. Whitney, Dorothy Eden, Elizabeth Ogilvie, or any one of numerous others, I would sign up for the waiting list first chance I got.  When the library called to say it was my turn, I kicked up little puffs of smoke hot-footing it over to pick up my treasure.  I brought home stacks of books by Janet Holt Giles, Alys McKay (“They Came to a River” and “The Women at Pine Creek”), Taylor Caldwell, Victoria Holt–not to mention every copy of the magazine, “The Writer”, I could get my hands on.
Where did I get my great love for books, and my dream of being a writer?
From my mother, the world’s most dedicated reader.
Thanks, Mom.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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