Read, read, read…



I have been doing research for a new project and I am realizing that all of the years that I have spent reading have not been a waste of time in terms of my writing. I have learned so much along the way. Big thanks to favorite authors like Janet Evanovich, Jill Shalvis, Kristan Higgins, Lynsay Sands, Rosalind James, to name just a few.


Must love books

My favorite scene from one of my favorite movies.

Belle library 1


To me, this is one of the most romantic gestures I could ever think of.  I love to read and the thought of having my own library makes me happy.  The fact that is was a gift just makes it so much better.

I read a book about every 4 days.  I recently signed up on Goodreads where I can keep track of what I am reading, books I want to read and read reviews about books other people have read.  They also have a book reading challenge, you can put in how many books you want to read in a certain time period.  My challenge is for the year, I decided I could read one book a week, so 52 books.  So far, I am 15 books ahead, I’ve read 48 of the 52.  I’ve been able to keep track of all the titles and even found a few through the reviews.  It’s a great resource and makes up a little for not having my own personal library.  Check Goodreads out here.

I’ll see you all Monday!  Have a great weekend.



Looking forward


Every summer we take a week long vacation in California, in a normal year, we’d be there this weekend.  This year we had some work related changes and figured it was best to skip our trip.  Sometimes this grown up stuff is a real pain.



It turns out though that we need a little vacation.  A little planning and a couple of emails later and we are all set for a long weekend in Southern California.  One of those days will be spent hanging at the beach, some time in the water and a lot of reading and relaxing.  I cannot wait!

Do you bring books on vacation?  What have you been reading this summer?  What is your favorite format, books or eReader?

There’s a ton of stuff to do first, so I should get to it.  🙂