A good Sunday to you! I’m a bit late with this post. Mr G and I got up early and went to breakfast, then visited several of our favorite used book stores. He is not on a book buying ban and keeps adding to his stacks of mysteries, some of which I really want to read!
I managed to stay on the TBR Dare this week but there are books coming into the library that I may have to jump into. Almost finished with the Keith Richards autobiography, its jam-packed with rowdiness, music gossip and mayhem so I’m having to take breaks and read other books, including Our Horses in Egypt and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead. Both of these are unusual but enticing reads.
One thing I promised myself I would do in 2011 was read more poetry. Even though I have an entire bookshelf packed with collections and books by individual poets I rarely get around to reading them. I’m always too wrapped up in novels and nonfiction to make time. Luckily I’ve discovered sites that drop poems into my email box. Linebreak and Poets.org are two of my favorites. I read the poems, sometimes I like them, sometimes I don’t, but they are always interesting. And the National Book Foundation has started a blog that looks back at 61 years of National Book Poetry Award winners. I find I am visiting it often, it is reminding me of poets I love and introducing me to those I am not familiar with.
The sun is out and even though it is a bit chilly I’m going to take myself out into the garden and read for a bit. I hope you find time to enjoy a book today!