I love this little artsy hanger my dear friend Sandy gave me.......I truly AM "too fond" of books; plus my brain IS getting more "addled" I'm finding as I'm heading full force into my sixth decade! But I don't think it was reading all those books; if anything, reading every day helps me to keep my sanity. My new online friend, Susan Cleveland has a great blog and I love the list she keeps showing the books she reads, and also giving a little review of each one, AND she "rates" it!!! She and I have exactly the same "taste" in the books we read.........thank you, Susan, for the list! I want to do something similar on this blog when I learn how. Duh.(Addled brain)! Check out her blog in my list to the right: its title is "Blackberry Creek".
My latest book is Nicholas Sparks' new "The Choice", and it is the same as all his other books.........one you can't put down until the end! And he lives in New Bern, N.C. I don't know why, and I'm not bragging about authors, but North Carolina has produced several VERY good authors. They write both fiction and non-fiction about our varied history of this state which has three definite sections: the Great Smoky Mountains; the rolling hills and pastures of the Piedmont; and the coastal beaches and small towns, which are my favorites to read about. In this new book of Sparks' I can just visualize the places they visit in Beaufort, at Fort Macon, driving over the bridges from Beaufort to Morehead City, and the bridge connecting Morehead to Atlantic Beach and all the wonderful little towns on the Bogue Banks. I'm a Pisces and was taken as a baby/child/teen/adult to the beaches of that area, and still go when able now. A part of my heart stays there year-round.