Lazy day

Today, I had very little on my schedule. I have a couple of things to do, but nothing urgent, other than finishing the bookclub selection for tomorrow’s bookclub.

The cats seemed to know, so they snuggled in, especially Inky. They decided that can share the blankets. I use the underside, they use the top. It seems to be working. I am alternating reading and clearing out the DVR. Maybe I’ll nap later.

Rooms Where Famous Books Were Written

Famous books rooms

The above linked article shows photos and descriptions of rooms where famous books were written. Some of the books and authors are on my TBR list. I notice that the Margaret Mitchell house doesn’t show up here. I saw that when I visited Atlanta, so it was glaringly missing for me.

Edith Wharton –  The House of Mirth, as well as Ethan Frome

Ernest Hemingway – For Whom the Bell TollsA Moveable Feast, and The Old Man and the Sea, among others.

Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express.

 Mark Twain – The Adventures of Tom SawyerThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, among other things.

Roald Dahl– MatildaThe BFG,and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

 Victor Hugo – Les Miserables.

Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451 ,The Fireman

James Baldwin – Go Tell It On the Mountain 

 J.G. Ballard – CrashThe Drowned WorldEmpire of the Sun,

Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending 

William Faulkner – As I Lay Dying.

Unique reading log

Reading log

A teacher came up with a different kind of reading log that isn’t as difficult for people to follow, and it makes it easier to log what the student is reading. The point is to keep reading, not to torture the child with logging it.

A lot of the tasks are fun, like read in the bathtub with no water. Shared reading activities like read to a stuffed animal are included as well as wide requirements such as read a magazine. Just make reading fun!

What type of reader are you?

 

I am everything in the left column.  I read many books at once, and tend to finish a bunch all at once.  This is how I misplace books, too.  I put one down to start another, and don’t get back to it quickly enough.  The book is never lost, just not exactly where I thought I left it.

I definitely read a lot of different genres.  I am not a big fan of horror, though.  I have read several Stephen King books, but I know what to expect with them, for the most part.

I love giving and getting book recommendations.  My poor family and friends have to listen to me drone on and on about my books and which ones they’d love.