When Books Speak
It’s been a while. I’ve been busy catching up on my reading the last few days. I’ve been hooked on Christmas and winter novellas by different authors. It’s nice to go back in history just a bit and read stories set in the 19th century. It’s nice to know how people lived and celebrated Christmas long ago. It makes you imagine December mornings wrapped in white while you watch from your window sipping a hot cup of tea or coffee. It makes you imagine those early nights sitting by the fire and enjoying a good book. The allure of reading, the joy of discovering new authors, the beauty of immersing yourself in a completely different world and that smile on your face once you reach the end and you want more.
I recently discovered a new poet (she’s new in my list). Lang Leav is a contemporary author but I haven’t heard of her till now. Her book Memories is out in the market and I like her simple but profound writing style. It’s a collection of poetry and prose but narrowed to memories and heart breaks. I can’t help but compare her works with some of my favorite authors, Mary Oliver or Rod McKuen or maybe it’s because this is my first time to read her words.
Ah yes, I tried reading other genre, mystery and ghost stories, a nice change from my chick lit and YA books. I am on my second book on the Tradd Street series by Karen White. Don’t laugh but I don’t read them at night. We have these two sliding glass doors in our cabinet and sometimes I am afraid to take a look. Scaring yourself silly while reading but it adds to the thrill of turning the pages. Though they are completely different from Stephen King’s Shining or Pet Sematary, they are just as engrossing.
My TBR list is growing but at least I have more than enough to tide me over until next year. And I have a long list of favorite books. What’s yours?