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Reading As Therapy

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sometimes you have to let the world go by and read. Usually I have at least a dozen books going at any given time. Today it was 18 books and 4 magazines. What can I say, I'm behind on my summer reading.

One great book I finished today was the very short Tiger Rising by Kate DeCamillo, a children's book about grief and loss. If you haven't read it, I recommend it. I'm earmarking it for one of my read-aloud books this fall school year.

I also finished The Silk Vendetta by Victoria Holt whom I hadn't read in many years. I had forgotten what a skillful tale she wove so I immediately picked up Secret for a Nightingale. My Mom chanced across these and one other VH at a yard sale recently at the impossible-to-resist price of 10 cents each - hardbacks no less.

Joining the completed stack was A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George and replacing it in the read-down stack, George's For the Sake of Elena.

And a reading day wouldn't be complete without some history so there were 3-4 of those as well as religion and some Jane Austen.

I've got to get back to weeding tomorrow but today was a lovely interlude.
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    Reading has GOT to be the BEST therapy!

    Although I can't read and do anything else..... except EAT!

    So I'm way behind in my To Be Read pile- Here Be Danger!
    2312 days ago
    Victoria Holt is my all-time favorite. I have all (25 or 26)? of her books. I hope you have read Anne Perry, Robin Paige and Rhys Bowen's "Her Royal" series.
    I get my books from the library or it's inexpensive entertainment and relaxing!
    Have a great day!!!
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    2312 days ago
    I enjoy reading and quite have several book's and a magazine in the works. ENJOY!
    2312 days ago
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