It’s 52 degrees this morning, windy, and the lilacs are fading away. But reading under their sweet scent this week will be a great memory. I bought my stack of books during a winter that never seemed to end.
I tend to read several at the same time. Maybe it’s good exercise for my brain to switch around story lines. I admit I think a lot about what I can do to keep my cognitive skills up to speed.
When I’m done with the books I’ll have some great reads to swap with friends and family. If I get my chores done this morning, I will be reading some this afternoon.
Most of my recommendations for my stack came from author, Jon Katz. http://www.bedlamfarm.com/ He stops in most Saturdays at his local independent bookstore, Battenkill Books, and talks to callers looking for good books. http://www.battenkillbooks.com/ I appreciate the efforts he’s making to help keep independent bookstores alive.
My sister told me this week that the last independent bookstore closed in Colorado Springs, where she lives. I think that’s very sad.