Monday, April 5, 2010

What we are reading....Dana

It may sound like writer sacrilege, but I’ve sworn off buying another book until my TBR pile is gone, history, finito.  Unfortunately, with the number of books in that pile, it will be the turn of the next decade before I can even venture near the bookstore! 

But, don’t be sad for me, I have made one exception…for Australian authors—anymore that’s no small exception!
Authors such as Bootcamp’s Rachel Bailey, Melissa James, and Nikki Logan go to the top of the pile, as do Australian’s Juliet Marillier, Anna Campbell, Anne Gracie, Denise Rossetti and Kiwi claimed Zana Bell!
Between releases for those fantastic authors I have a stack of classics from Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones (I’ve been trying to get through this one for about two months now—man, Henry loves to hear himself talk!!!) to Cervantes’ Don Quixote.  Then there are the non-fiction books on history, psychology, nutrition, OH&S and more!  And don’t forget the plethora of romance!  After all, one can never have enough romance!
But what, you ask, am I reading right now

Well, at present, I’m re-reading Nikki Logan’s Lights, Camera, Kiss the Boss.  It’s just too good for a single go!!  I’ve also begun a re-read of Sarah Edelman’s (what do you know, she’s an Aussie too!!!) Change Your Thinking, because alas, even I have habits I would like to change, like re-reading books when I have five dozen in a non-diminishing pile that I haven’t read!!!  Add to these, the university books on pathophysiology and pain management, my weekly news magazine The Week, and my monthly National Geographic and well, I’m pretty read out!

But, in an endeavor to reduce the ever ubiquitous TBR pile, I will continue to read on, and on… and on and on and on.

Until then…happy writing.

On another note, this blog post makes our 150th!! Bootcampers Rock! And thanks Dana for a fantastic blog entry.


Eleni Konstantine said...

Dana - LOL - I'm resisting re-reading myself as like you my TBR pile is unbelievably high. I've read Change Your Thinking a long, long time ago. And of course there is the wonderful LCKTB by Nikki.

And I too have definitely had to cut alot back on spending - and like you my writing buddies is the exception or a book in a series I already have. Thank goodness for libraries!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Thank goodness for libraries! Unfortunately, I've decided not to go there right now either...that TBR pile is just toooooooo long and library books would only help keep it toooooooooo long! LOL

Eleni Konstantine said...

I know the TBR pile is getting huge by borrowing BUT at least I don't feel bad when I return something unread - I mark it down to borrow again in the future.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer. Just love her writing, her storylines...I'd love to be her when I finally grow up!

Agree about Nikki's book. Excellent reading and she's got a very bright writing future!

Melissa James (I have an ID but forgot the password and google sends it to my old email address which I can't access!)

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