Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Falling In Love With Books




I don't remember not being a reader. I guess I started with Fairy Tales. The most vivid memories of reading
start with the Nancy Drew Series, Swiss Family Robinson and a series of books written on the U.S Prsidents and their wives. I can remember thinking that Andrew and Rachel Jackson were the most romantic couple.
I learned early that reading was the ticket to anywhere you chose to go, an introduction to new friends and
and a great place to pretend to be someone else and somewhere else. The great escape! I'm not sure just what I wanted to escape but I'm grateful I did! I have enjoyed a great love affair with the written word.

I don't read any particular type of books although I do seem to favor books both fiction and non-fiction that are set in the Appalachian Mountains. This I'm sure is because I love the area so much. North Carolina seems to have some of the very best writers out there and I read alot of them. I also love books set in Savannah, New Orleans, and Natchez. I try to read everyday and finish one book a week.............most weeks I can get two off the To Be Read shelf and into the upright self in my Library.
The to TBR shelf at present, contains twenty-five books ! There are several Authors that are new to me on the TBR shelf including, Gary Carden, Sheila Kay Adams, Ron Rash( all North Carolina) Rickey Pittmam, Jessica James and Carolyn Jourdan. As you can see from my profile list, I have many favorites. There all some truly great writers who have homed their craft well.





4 comments:

Carol said...

Maybe I will get the hand of this Soon!

Carol said...

See what I mean? That would be;
Get the hang of this!

Vicki Lane said...

Re Sheila Kay Adams -- she's a wonderful writer -- also a great story teller and ballad singer -- check her website for more info. http://sheilakayadams.com/

Carolyn Jourdan said...

Hope you like "Heart in the Right Place." It took me 19 years to write. : )