Book Meme-A different one!


1. Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? My parents are huge readers, it must have been contagious!

2. What are some books you read as a child? My mom’s old Bobbsey Twin and Nancy Drews, all of the Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary, and I loved to go to the dentists because he had “Danny and the Dinosaur” which I just bought for my stepson, for that very reason.  And the Velveteen Rabbit, which was my daughter’s nursery theme and I collect the book.

3. What is your favorite genre? Non-fiction.  Classics.  Parenting and psychology especially.

4. Do you have a favorite novel? The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.  

5. Where do you usually read? On my couch in the great room, while I have my morning coffee or at night while M watches TV, in bed on a lazy day, in my car during B’s practices…everywhere really.

6. When do you usually read? Always in the morning before the kids are up, during my coffee.  And often, at night with my daughter.

7. Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time? Always.  Like 10.

8. Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?  Absolutely. I have to focus more on nonfiction, and fiction I just breeze through sort of easily.  

9. Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library? Almost always buy.  I can’t part with books.  I really need to though.

10. Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them? I keep them.  And need to stop.

11. If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child? B loved Eric Carle, and that wasn’t around when I was a kid.  WE both loved The Little Mermaid and we really love Charolotte’s Web.  And Harry Potter!

12. What are you reading now? Fiction-My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult, and Non-Fiction-Wine Bible, The History of  a Mining Town (Lyon Mountain-research for my book), an Abby Haye’s Book with B, another wine guide, The Golden Notebook.

13. Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list? Yeah, but I don’t update it normally enough.

14. What’s next? Not sure, I follow whims on my reading material.  I may never get through all the books I keep buying.

15. What books would you like to reread? I could read The Fountainhead and To Kill a Mockingbird, over and over, and over.

16. Who are your favorite authors? Ayn Rand,

I’ve Come To Realize…

I’ve Come To Realize

A meme:

1. I’ve come to realize that my life…is very blessed.

2. I’ve come to realize that my job…has been a real gift and it might be time to move on.

3. I’ve come to realize that when I’m driving…my mood is directly affected by the song I’m listening to and vice versa sometimes.

4. I’ve come to realize that I need…a more challenging career.

5. I’ve come to realize that I have lost…a lot of faith in the inherent goodness of people that I once believed in.

6. I’ve come to realize that I hate it when…there are demands on my time.

7. I’ve come to realize that if I’m drunk…I make foolish decisions.  Luckily I don’t really drink anymore.

8. I’ve come to realize that money…is important, but not the MOST important thing in life.

9. I’ve come to realize that certain people…should just be written off and you don’t have to humor their idiotic tendencies anymore.

10. I’ve come to realize that I’ll always be…curious. To a fault.

11. I’ve come to realize that I would like to….start doing bike racing instead of leg racing.

12. I’ve come to realize that my mom…is amazing and I don’t know how she does all she does and has done.

13. I’ve come to realize that my career is…wonderful, but I’m ready for a change.

14. I’ve come to realize that when I woke up this morning…I couldn’t wait til tomorrow when I’m off and don’t have to get up and can crawl in bed with my princess.

15. I’ve come to realize that last night before I went to sleep…I should not have drank that Vitamin Water.  It must have been what made me stay awake.

16. I’ve come to realize that right now I am thinking about…possible job opportunities.

17. I’ve come to realize that my dad…becoming more fascinating to me every day.

18. I’ve come to realize that when I get on my blog…I get to read comments from really neat people.

19. I’ve come to realize that today…is the day before a whole day off with my girly.

20. I’ve come to realize that tonight…I really need to catch up on laundry before we go away for the weekend.

21. I’ve come to realize that tomorrow I will…have an outrageous day with my little diva.

22. I’ve come to realize that I really want to…. be on the boat every possible moment.