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???