I waited many years to start reading for pleasure. I bought a Tom Clancy book, a BIG one. The title was ‘Executive Orders’. I fell in love with recreational reading. Up until that time I read work associated manuals and books.
I look back and admire folks who learned the secret of BOOKS early. There is some advantage to starting late, you have all those books to read that have been published during your life time.
(Robert Parker, who originated, Spenser, with an ‘s’, remember the TV series ‘Spenser for Hire’, funny no one had a Boston accent in the series. Robert passed away earlier this year, it was a shock!)
Of course Tom became a favorite of mine and I branched out. I hit some very good books just by accident and was getting the idea that I would love every book. But then I hit a few in a row that did not hold my interest. I don’t know if I am odd or different, but after reading a couple chapters, I am not intrigued, I drop the book. There are too many good books to WORK thru a book.
(Jack Higgins, above)
Most of our books come from flea markets or yard sales. We have bought several new books, but mostly they are used. In Florida you run into used books brought down from Canada. The authors are from Great Britain a lot of times, and I really like some of them. As a matter of fact, Jack Higgins, is one of my special authors. I have read 47-50 of his books. I grab everyone I can get my hands on.
(I told Sherry I would consider myself a success it I found one of my books at a yard sale, I did see a used one for sale on the net, that was encouraging. hahaha!)
Jeffery Archer, David Baldacci, Tom Clancy, Mary Clark, Robin Cook, Clive Cussler, Ken Follett, JOHN GRISHAM, Tami Hoag, Jonathan Kellerman, L’Amour, Ludlum,
Mitchner, O’shaughnessy, Robert Parker, James Patterson, L. Sanders, Sidney Sheldon and Scott Turow are my favorites. I have listed only the ones I have read of 10 of their books.
Every once in awhile I like Stephen King and Koontz. Both are spell binding writers.
Lately I haven’t read a lot, maybe a book a week. I am not writing either. I have a couple ideas put down but nothing firm. I can do no writing when we are steady on the road or at home. I can’t concentrate and you must to write.
I stepped on a nail yesterday, the first time that one has done any damage in 20-30 years. IT HURTS! Hahahahaha.
(Mama used to take the jug of kerosene off the stove and pour some to soak my foot in)
Take care and thanks for coming by the log.
Practice safe eating - always use condiments.
In case you do not know that is MY (OUR) Great Grand daughter.