fall and winter i feel like knitting and cooking.
in spring the urge to clean and reorganize inside and out.
then in summer i feel the pull to read.
yesterday i posted this shot of my "nightstand" of books i had organized for summer and it really got the talk of books going. ones i have read and want to re-read, ones i have already begun (most during post surgery) and have yet to finish, and a few i have not begun just yet.
what is on your summer reading list if you have one?
what is on your nightstand begging to be picked up?
what reads do you call your faves?
my faves are very diverse like me.
i grew up with a house of readers. my step father loved steven king. i can picture all those huge hard bound books on our shelf. my mom was also a reader, so books were always around. as a kid i remember falling in love with The Princess Bride ("the good parts version") as my 6th grade teacher read it to us aloud in class. years later when the movie version came out i was thrilled! then i saw it. :( they made my adventure fantasy love story into a goofy joke. it was not at all how i heard it when she read it to us. i still love the book. and i still remember it having our whole class enthralled boys and girls, i think that says a lot!
in high school my fave classic was The Catcher In The Rye. i loved the oddness of holden's world.
as an adult i find i have less time to read. to be honest, when i read i tend to get very sleepy so getting through a book can be difficult at times. it either has to be an easy read or really grip me.
a few of my faves are:
- water for elephants
- kitchen confidential
- three junes
- eat pray love
- divine secrets of the ya ya sisterhood and little altars everywhere
- one year i went on an elizabeth berg tear. i devoured any and all books written by her that my local library had. my 2 faves are Open House and Talk Before Sleep. i loved talk before sleep so much i gave a copy to all my best girlfriends.
one book i keep meaning to pick up is Momma Zen. has anyone read that? would you recommend it?
speaking of books, the original Shutter Sisters birthed a beautiful book, Expressive Photography : the shutter sisters guide to shooting from the heart, just today! love their title. that is exactly how i feel i shoot, straight from the heart.
so, what books do you just LOVE?