I was inspired by another blog to write this post. Check out Coffee Sketches‘s post from Friday, September 17th: “Real Books and Magazines”. Note: this is a blog of “coffee sketches” by Wendy Sefcik of Broken Box Designs. A great and quick read first thing in the morning. Thanks Wendy. [She already knows I love it.]
So my purpose is to share what I read. Well, actually my current “reads” because from time to time I switch things up. Like now.
First and foremost, I have to say I want the real thing. Absolutely. Positively. There is something about holding the book in your hand and turning those pages – physically turning the pages (for me anyway). And reading a magazine around or in the pool is the way to go; taking my Blackberry in the pool to read an article would not be good. Or an ebook for that matter (I miss turning the pages, “physically”).
So, the latest and greatest to my repertoire is the magazine OUT. I love it. It’s different with a twist. Literally, I start reading and cannot put it down. The magazine definitely keeps it real. Plus the writers “write” with a certain edge and I like it. I definitely like to be amused and entertained as I read. [Note: it is not my intention to offend anyone because I read this magazine]. It’s really simple: I enjoy reading it, period. Nothing more, nothing less.
I received my [partial] B&N order today. Yippee! I have to say the Culture Smart books (Tunisia and Rome) are the best investment yet — $8.95 for roughly 100 pages of GREAT travel information (and history too). This is thanks to another blog I frequent transient travels [thanks!].
B&N also sent me another writing book. On Writing Well by William Zinsser. Several writing blogs that I frequent recommend the book — so, I got it. Still waiting for 2 more travel books: Food Wine Rome and 24 Walks in Rome. And a 3rd on pre-order with a release date of November 3rd; this one I am really excited about because is the final book in Nora Roberts wedding series.
When will I find the time to read all of these books…?! Don’t worry I will.
In addition, to my new magazine and new books, I of course still have plenty of other selections to choose from. Wait, I completely forgot to mention my ebooks, oh my! Another time. Plus a few articles from various magazines that “inspired” me for blog posts; these are works in-progress. Oh, and I couldn’t resist the new Glamour; I liked the cover and the feature article topic (an idea for a future post)… So, be on the look out for a lot of future posts, I just need to find time to complete writing them, type them, and post them. If only, there was more time in the day!
Well, I am beat. Lifting weights yesterday started it and cardio today finished me off. Until tomorrow…