If your care giving duties allow you time to read.....................I'm interested in what book you are in the middle of or just finished or have waiting on your bedside table.
I'm reading "Total Control" by David Baldacci
It's a crime/thriller drama. Quite compelling.
If you can't find the time to read, you should try. It helps to escape from it all in a good book.
I hear you about allergies. I wake up with my eyes stuck together most days. Not a pretty sight. Mind you I stopped looking pretty in the morning quite a while ago, if ever.
I'll look into that book series you mentioned.
cw - yes, me too, and I remember Seretse Khama in the news.
book - good to see you back posting. I totally understand the need to read fantasy. Dusty fooks = allergy flare-ups for me. I am a Kindle reader all the way.
Onto book 5 now "The Full Cupboard of Life" and shamelessly intend to while away most of the day reading it. It is my great escape.
One thing my whole movie experience taught me is the making of a movie is a long, arduous process and not nearly as glamorous as you would hope. A lot of sitting around waiting.
I was there from 8 in the am. till 8 in the pm. I got reamed out by the wardrobe person for hanging my costume on a hook when we broke for lunch. Someone knocked it off and she found it laying on the floor."You will never work in this business again" she screamed. Since that was never my goal I wasn't too upset. It all worked out in the end. :)
I have a somewhat interesting story about George C. Scott. When I was seventeen they had a cattle call of sorts in my area looking for extras for local movies being shot in our area. My mom convinced me to apply. I did never thinking I'd get picked.
Much to my surprise one day the phone rang and I was asked to be in a movie. My mom let me take the day off school and off I went thinking it would be some lame local production. When I arrived it turned out to be the movie "The Changeling" not to be confused with "Changeling" which came out quite a few years later with Angelina Jolie. I was thrilled cause Jane Eyre with George C. Scott was my favorite movie and I happily watched it every time it came on. So when I arrived they upgraded me to a background waitress part. I got to be up close and personal with old George.
Unfortunately though, my part consists of a one second shot of the back of my head and my footsteps walking away. But it was a fun day and though I never did it again it was good for a laugh.
York version of the movie.
I've mostly been scrolling randomly through my library's digital collection sampling anything remotely appealing that is actually available to borrow without a huge hold list. Currently I'm waiting on the latest Inspector Ian Rutledge book by Charles Todd and the last available October Day book by Seanan McGuire.
Oh, and the Miss Julia series by Ann B Ross is a fun, easy read.
When mom was in nursing care and for about two years after she passed I couldn't read. My concentration had disappeared...............but now I'm back to reading my butt off. I love it!
I subscribe to kindleunlimited for three months at a time when they offer it for .99. Then I read a lot of books I never would have otherwise. They do have a few best sellers, but most of the books are from Amazon published authors. Some of them are pretty good.
My favorite thing ever, though, is to find a new author. I used to work at the wondrous public library (another lifetime ago), and I admit I judged some books by their covers. I sometimes read a book solely because I liked the cover, and a few times I discovered authors I loved. What a joy to go back and read everything they had written!
Some of my favorite authors are: Elizabeth Berg, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Anne Tyler, Boo Walker (he's an Amazon guy), and Jeanne Ray.
Jeanne Ray's book, Step Ball Change might be my favorite book ever. It was written many years ago, but I read it every year because I enjoy it so much. Actually, my favorite favorite book ever is The Help. I have a feeling Kathryn Stockett is a modern day Harper Lee because she hasn't written another book since that debut novel.
Gosh I'm going to have to go and buy another set :)
I have only read through the first book which is written through the eyes of a very young child with little awareness of the dangers and hardships that her parents were protecting her from. I am sure Book two is going to be more realistic. What I described while reading the first book was a visceral reaction of remembering and identification. I marveled at it!
How words from a novel, like a poem, can strike a cord within us.