Thursday, April 18

Reading Frenzy

 They say reading is an escape, and I must be trying to escape something pretty desperately, because I've been reading up a storm lately.

And buying up a storm. If you can buy a storm of books. If George R.R. Martin can have a Storm of Swords, surely I can have a storm of books. Right?

As a lot of you know, I spend a great deal of time at Barnes and Noble--my preferred place to write. The place where I don't see the dustbunnies under the chair or the windows that need washed.

But one of the downfalls of Barnes and Noble --from my wallet standpoint, anyway--is that they sell books. And sometimes when I'm drinking my morning coffee and eating my breakfast (oatmeal or a sugar cookie, depends on the morning), I like to read a little to kickstart the writing engine.
Sometimes it's a magazine, sometimes it's a book.

Well, last week it was a book. The book above--Coming Up For Air--to be exact. Unfortunately for my editing, I couldn't put the book down. I read about a quarter of it in the cafe and then bought it to finish at home. I have to admit the cover drew me in--I love bicycles with baskets and flowers. And the story is about a mother, a daughter, the past, and true love. I love books about mothers and daughters and how the mother's past can come to control the daughter's future. Yep. I finished that book in two days. 

I've also been on Shannon Stacey kick. I'm on the last of the Kowalski boy books. I love the town she's created and the family. I'm kind of bummed that I don't have another Kowalski waiting in the wings to read when I'm done with All He Ever Dreamed.

The other books pictured on the page are recent purchases. The Trouble With Love is the second book in the Cupcake Lovers series--the first one I so enjoyed. Cupcakes, romance, and cupcakes. Need I say more?

Paris in Love is a memoir about a writer who moved her family to Paris for a year. I am so jealous, but so want to read about it. My dream life.

Plus, it was a book Kristen would really enjoy, so win-win.

And lastly, The Good, The Bad, and The Witchy. Okay. I admit it. I love cozy witch mysteries. 
Another confession--I wanted to be a witch when I was little. One of my favorite books was Little Witch. I still have a tattered copy in my bookshelf--where all good books should go. 

Do you have any suggestions to add to my TBR pile that's growing by the day???



  1. I just started Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series - LOVING it! Plus there are several so I can escape into a whole series not just a single book. LOL

    I went on one of thos book binges just a month or so ago - it was so refreshing!! Great post, Margie!

  2. I'll have to check those out. I've seen them but haven't picked one up yet. I love series where you get to catch up on some of the characters from the past books, which was why I loved Shannon Stacey's six books--two trios of stories based around the Kowalski cousins. It was great because the character's storylines criss-crossed over the books.

  3. Sounds like a fun reading week! I've been stuck on memoirs. Just finished Penny Marshall's and read Allison Arngrim's this week. I think they're what's known as a guilty pleasure.

  4. I just finished a book by Cynthia Wolfe. The next one on my kindle is by Krista Ames. I love the cover on the one with the bike!

  5. Nellie Olson! Love it. And we should never feel guilty about reading, Liz :)

  6. I loved the cover, too, D. You had me at "Hello, cover."