Growing up with three TV channels, vinyl albums, Atari pong, and typewriters, we played outside a lot. I remember my dad coming home from work each day, eating dinner as a family, and then he would feast his eyes between the hardbound cover of his newest book, WWII or Civil War mostly, while my brother and I stared at the evening program on the tube. I could never understand my dad’s love for the written word, and certainly not history. Yuck.
When I was 29 years old, I purchased and read my very first book that wasn’t assigned to me. Here On Earth by Alice Hoffman. I finished that book in less than 48 hours. It was one of Oprah’s book club selections in 1998. Reading that book changed my life. Oh, it wasn’t the content, but rather the idea that I could find and read a book that held my interest.
Today, I’m a digital reader. I bought the first edition Kindle, have since upgraded, and I have the Kindle app on my iPhone and iPad. I read three to four books at a time not including our home school literature. My favorite author is Debbie Macomber. My favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. I’m in a book club. We select and read one book per month and discuss. Better than reading a good book is passing along a recommendation to someone else, so I’m posting brief book reviews focusing on how the book’s content changed my life or thinking rather than a literary review. I’m always looking for book recommendations, so feel free to post a suggestion and tell me why I should read it. And, for heaven’s sake, no WWII or civil war stuff. Better yet, follow me on Goodreads