BY COLLETTE CAMERON
I just added three more books to my to-be-read list today.
I honestly donâ€™t know how many I have saved to my Kindle or jotted on the little notebook I keep for those â€œgreat finds.â€Â Then, there is my IPad, plus all the print books I have stacked on my nightstand and in my writing room bookcase.
I finally forced myself to purge my print novels a few years ago. I only kept about fifty hardbacks, and truthfully, Iâ€™ll likely never reread the ones Iâ€™ve already read. There are just so many additional tantalizing stories begging me to crack their covers open and dive in.
I think the convenience of eReaders has contributed greatly, not only to my ever-increasing to-be-read list, but other avid readersâ€™ lists as well. The books are easy to store and are certainly less expensive to purchase, though I do love a print novel in my hands.
Like most authors, Iâ€™m an ardent reader. In fact, I donâ€™t know a single author who isnâ€™t. I know it was my love of reading that laid the foundation for me to eventually try my hand at writing. I have a book in my car and carry my Kindle nearly everyplace I go, because if Iâ€™m not writing, Iâ€™m reading. I even read while I watch TV.
Drives my hubby nuts!
Today, while my third grade class was at the pool for swimming lessons, I dutifully corrected papers, wrote parent thank yous, perused the end-of-the-year check-list and made some notes. Glancing at my watch, I discovered I had eight whole minutes remaining until the shivering darlings darted to the locker rooms.
Out came the Kindle.
At once, I was deeply immersed in a delightful Regency, and since I was 94% through the book, things were moving along quite nicely. Then, I got the oddest feeling someone was reading over my shoulder. Sure enough, I turned around, and one of my students who had a cold and couldnâ€™t swim today, was busily reading away.
He grinned at me, and I felt myself blushing. Thank goodness there was nothing on the screen an eight year-old shouldnâ€™t see. What an unpleasant thought, but thatâ€™s not the one I was thinking of when I started writing this.
So, what is the troubling thought?
At the rate Iâ€™m adding books to my reading shelves, I may never read them all before I cock up my toes. Iâ€™d like to die trying though.
How many books do you have on your must read list? Be honest now.
Iâ€™m not going to judge you!
Award winning, Amazon best-selling, and multi-published historical romance author, Collette Cameron, has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Teaching.Â Â A Pacific Northwest Native, Colletteâ€™s been married for thirty years, has three amazing adult children, and five dachshunds. Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, the beach, trivia, birds, shabby chic, and Cadbury Chocolate. You’ll always find dogs, birds, quirkyâ€”sometimes naughtyâ€”humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels. Her motto for life? You canâ€™t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, or too many flowers. Sheâ€™s thinking about adding shoes to that list.
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