My aunt is one of those folks with books everywhere. In the kitchen. On the couch. In the bathroom. Basically, in every corner and crevice of her apartment. Often, I’ll drop by and find her reading one novel while stashing a sheet of folded paper in another.
“How do you do that?” I asked one evening.
“Read more than one story at a time without getting lost.”
“Easy,” she replied.
Let me be the first to tell you, people. It AIN’T easy!
I bought an electronic reader with part of my short-story winnings (which is a story in itself), but my new-found toy had no books, no magazines, and very little else other than what came with it out of the box. So, I began shopping. And I chose several novels and magazines, which I determined I’d peruse later, like when stuck at the doctor’s office, suffering from insomnia, or waiting on Thing 1 and 2 to wrap up practice. Meanwhile, I also checked out reading material from the library. (Why go on a buying frenzy when you’re on a budget)
Here’s where the problem started: I began Southern Comfort, also by Fern Michaels, but it was too depressing for my light mood. The guy’s family is murdered two or three pages into the story. So, out of restlessness, I began a book I’d downloaded by Debbie Macomber called Starlight. Not one of my usual go-to authors, but hey.
Then, yesterday, I added Save Me, by Lisa Scottoline. (Talk about gripping!)
Now I don’t know if I’m in a villa, a school, or the middle of a crime scene.
What I’m trying to say here is that…I can’t do three or four books at once!
Any suggestions as to what to read next?
- A Review of Richard Paul Evans’ Books and Series (untrainedhousewife.com)
- My love affair with books (susansbookreview.wordpress.com)