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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Books, Books & More Books

Oh, how I miss working. I don't really miss work, it's the commute that I miss. You see, I had a 1 1/2 hour commute each way by train. I was able to read a book a week, sometimes more.

I still love books, but I find it so hard to find the time to read now that I'm retired. There always seems to be something else to do. I have such a backlog of books and now I've learned that James Patterson has another book in his Women's Murder Club series. There's a biography of Yogi Berra that I simply have to read, Dan Brown has another book coming out soon, and I just found out that Lis Wiehl who is a legal analyst for Fox News has written her first novel, Face of Betrayal which is about three women - a reporter, a Federal Prosecutor and an FBI agent - as they investigate the disappearance of a senate page. It looks very interesting. Iris Johansen also has a new book out. When are these people going to take a break so I can catch up with them?

Maybe I'll try setting aside an hour each day to read. I tried that a few years ago, but gave it up because it seemed that my phone never stopped ringing, even though I normally got few calls.
Or, maybe I can sleep less and use that time to read.

Or, I could just try a little self-discipline and sit down and read.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

I'm with you on many of these same authors! I love reading, but it's hard to finish off books quickly like in the old days!
I'm reading, THE SHACK, by Wm. Paul Young. Perhaps you've read it, because it came out a couple of years ago. If not, it's a must!
ms/sss