Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Addicted to Reading

I'll admit it. I have a problem. It's called addicted to reading. I can usually keep up with my magazine subscriptions, must-read romances, and various non-fiction and fiction from the library, but April and May aren't conducive for reading in my world. I have to squeeze in a chapter here and an article there. Do you see my pouty lip? I don't like this.

Another problem with this time of year is that I pile things. Then maybe--let's just say this could happen--I accidentally hit the ottoman and the piles tumble. And let's imagine that I toss a few more publications on top.

What you end up with is pictured below.
(Yes, that's my ottoman. With the scattered piles.)


I'm dying--dying!!--to read the two contemporary Christian romances that arrived in my mailbox this week, Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade and Catch a Falling Star by Beth Vogt. Mm, mm! You will be hearing about them later this month on my blog.

Oh, and I got a free subscription to a new magazine, Modern Farmer. (Free!!) No, I'm not a farmer, but I garden, like looking at chickens, and I have cousins who farm, so I figure that's good enough. It's full of interesting information about global farming, organic solutions, and it has tons of pretty pictures. Try it! You might like it!

You'll also see the array of UsWeekly's--I'll share my lil' nugget about that later--Midwest Living, RWR, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Woman's Day, Redbook, and a book about baseball by Yogi Berra.

So the UsWeekly thing. Recently I sat on the bleachers with one other mom, waiting for our sons' baseball game to start. The other team's coach came up to me and asked, "Are you the bookkeeper?" I replied, "Not unless the book is an UsWeekly." Then I chuckled to myself. It's good to make yourself laugh now and then.

Okay, what was the last thing you said that cracked you up? And what are you reading?

Have a great Wednesday!!

24 comments:

  1. Re-reading (okay skimming)The Scarlet Letter as research for my Artist in Residence du Jour.

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    1. Ooo, I like the French title! I had a tough time with The Scarlet Letter, but I read it in high school. What are your feelings on it? Love it? Hate it? Meh?

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  2. This week is slow for me as far as writing so I'm reading Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes. I really like it. And I finished Injustice For All by Robin Caroll but there are so many books I want to get to and haven't yet. Aaaaah!

    And I love your little zinger to the coach! Perfect! I'd have laughed too!

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    1. I saw the Robin Caroll book on your FB page--I'm glad you were able to read it already! I haven't read either author. Going to have to remedy that. :)

      Thanks!!

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  3. Oh! I read Catch a Falling Star and I'll have a review close to when it comes out. Love her books:)! Undeniably Yours is calling to me. I have it keyed up and ready but dont' get to read it yet. I too am ad addicted reader and have the same pouty lip - let me guess, spring sports? Bball and soccer over here, so I am offically a taxi driver or bleacher holder. I do sneak in some reads while they practice. One eye on them, one on the book.

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    1. Ooo, now I really want to open Beth's book!! Yeah, I'm on baseball and track duty. It's been so rainy and cold, I just hope the weather improves!

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  4. I'm impressed by how much reading you do, Jill. I'm reading and enjoying Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert. Next up is Catch a Falling Star by Beth Vogt. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Keli! I've heard so many wonderful things about Katie's book! She's a talented writer! :)

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  5. Like Keli,I'm also reading Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert. I can't wait to read Undeniably Yours. I recently read My Stubborn Heart.I loved Becky's writing style.

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    1. Ooo, two great authors! I love Becky's style too--she is one of my favorite authors!

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  6. I'm reading Undeniably Yours right now. Ohhh, I love it. Reading The Noble Groom next. And to those of you reading Katie and Beth's books...you're in for such a treat. So wonderfully wonderful. :)

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    1. Yay!! I'll be digging into Becky's book in the next few days! Can't wait!! And I read Jody's book (The Noble Groom) a few weeks ago. I couldn't put it down. So good!!

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  7. I'm reading Beth's latest and loving it so far. Just finished Jody's (A Noble Groom). So many good books...so little time. My TBR pile is ridiculous...

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    1. I can't wait to get into Beth's book! Yay!!!

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  8. The last book I read was 'Joni and Ken' by Ken and Joni Earickson Tada. I will review it on my blog. Yesterday, I did a bit of research using William Barclay's "the Letter to the Hebrews." It was for my column.

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    1. Ooo, I'll add that to my list! Thanks!!

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  9. No, the Barclay research was for my blog.

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  10. Right now I'm working on a Sunset magazine and I just finished a YA novel this morning (research of the very best kind) that was brilliant. I'm making myself wait for book two because I need to keep editing, but its going to be hard :)

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    1. I love "brilliant" books! Nice!! I used to get Sunset out of the library. I liked that one!

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  11. I enjoy reading magazines, too. My husband is from Texas, and he got me interested in Cowboys and Indians magazine. I love the layout, the western jewelry, lifestyle, etc. As for books, right now I'm reading a noir set in the 40s.

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    1. I want to read Cowboys and Indians now! I'll bet Books a Million or B&N carries it... Thanks!

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  12. LOL! We have so much in common, Jilly Winks. Addicted to reading and a piler-upper to boot. Hey, I can think of worse things. Hugs!

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    1. Oh good!! We can unite in our piling reading materials! Love it!! Hugs right back! :)

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  13. Well, FINE, thanks to Brandi, I just found a new addiction!!! Cowboys and Indians.com.

    I have a PhD in piling things. My husband asks me "what would you do if we didn't have tables, huh?"

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