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A Winner!

Random.org picked…Krispy!! Yay! Shoot me your e-mail and I’ll send you your winnings. 🙂

I found it extremely ironic that only one new person found their way over here (yay for Liz!). But hey, the point was to celebrate reaching 100 whenever it comes.

I’m back from Colorado. Vacation was amazing. The mountains had me spinning with ideas and I LOVED being in a dry climate. Here are a two pics for your enjoyment. 🙂

Colorado Wildlife

Colorado SceneryP.S. Thanks guys for all of the book suggestions! I’m super excited to be moving to a place that has an awesome library.

I Love To Read…

Cale reads.  He reads a lot.  He reads more books than I have ever known anyone to.  He pours through books like he’s drinking a glass of water in the desert.  And I don’t mean easy books.  I mean “The Secret History of MI6” that has 540 tiny words a page, for 752 pages (I counted).   And he is ridiculously excited to read “The Journal of Southern History” that’s published quarterly and is filled with scholarly journals.  He reads those like they’re candy and can’t get enough.  How on earth does he do it?

I love reading and I love stories, but I also love running, playing with my dogs, working, cleaning, etc. and it seems that a lot of the time I actually have to remind myself to finish books unless they’re powerfully captivating.  Is this a bad thing?  I sure hope not.

How do you guys make time to read all the books you want?

Books I’m Reading

Usually I stick to reading one book at a time, but currently I have five opened books by my bedside.

Putting Your Passion into Print by Eckstut and Sterry: This is one of the books Cale gave me for Christmas.  It’s a pretty thick book and has a lot of good info on the business of publishing.

The Elements of Style by Strunk/White/Kalman: Another of the books Cale gave me for Christmas.  I am finding this little book invaluable.  I’m not the best with the English language and this guide has already made a difference in my writing.  (I also really like that it’s illustrated!)

Just Beyond the Veil: Storieds of Death and Dying, Grief and Loss by Kate Anderson: This book was self published by a woman who works with my mother.  I have only  read the preface, but so far it seems like a wonderful guide for helping with grief.

The Wave by Susan Casey: Cale reads at least two books a week but I very rarely pay attention to his books because they usually aren’t my preferred genre.  I happened to read the introduction to this book and was immediately drawn in.  I guess this teaches me to step outside of my box of books to read.

The Long Run by Matt Long: I also got this one for Christmas, but from my sister’s boyfriend, Chris.  This is a very inspirational book about an endurance athlete/firefighters who was run over by a bus during a bike ride.  His eventual return to running and triathlons is detailed in this book.  I’ll keep this one on the top of my book shelf to look to when I’m having a hard time working out.

If anyone has any suggestions for other books I should read, send them my way!

As a note, Cale tends to read historical/factual books that are hundreds of pages long with very tiny print that I find very boring.  My comments above did not mean to imply that the books he reads are bad.