I am such a Dork! Nerd..... you name it!
I found out that my local library has an ADULT summer reading program. And guess who has to sign up! I mean.... sign RIGHT up! There is a weekly drawing for a $10 Walmart gift card and an end of summer drawing for $100 gift card. Wow! Frugal too! Checking out books AND possibly winning a prize.... how can you lose?
Except maybe when I tell my family.... sorry about the laundry... I HAD to read this book? Hmm..... actually that's not a new concept around here.... at least my family reads as much as I do. But I DO like the idea of MAYBE. just MAYBE getting paid for reading :-)
At any rate... in the last week I finished:
The Union Quilters - a quick read that combines quilting, a small community of characters I have met in other books of this series and a bit of US history. I particularly enjoyed a few snippets that mentioned local place names that I have researched and written about in my children's history workbooks.
I also finished Lean Mean Thirteen - the 13th (really?) in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I get such a kick out of these books! The bumbling heroine keeps getting into trouble and comes out smelling like a rose... and always gets the guy... two of them, actually :-) A quick easy read!
And, a little more seriously, Writing The Popular Novel: A Comprehensive Guide To Crafting Fiction That Sells This is an oldie but goodie. I really enjoyed the information that Loren Estleman shares - but it is also a great story and offered bits of other books as examples.... which of course gave me ideas of other books to check out and read!
Anyway - if you like to read.... check out your library - maybe they have a program for you too! An excuse to READ.... wow... I love it!