Saturday, March 03, 2007

A Little Bit of Heaven

A big THANK YOU to all who have mentioned and/or recommended books on their blogs.

This has been a “blog-benefit” I never anticipated.

My “To Read List” and my “Wish List” on have expanded at a rate that will keep me in titles for the rest of the year. (Maybe.)

The pile by my bedside table is on the verge of toppling over.

I’m drowning in books both bought and borrowed.

What a way to go!


The Guy Who Writes This said...

I don't know if it's my attention span or just general ageing, but I just can't read like I used to. It's almost a challenge for me to finish a book these days. Back when I was in my 20s and 30s I would read three books per week. Now I fall asleep after three pages. So sad.

Anonymous said...

I'm the same way. I get a little panicky when I can see the surface of my bedside table.

Usually I have one or two books going at the same time and a couple lined up for later.

Beth said...

guy: What!!?? How can you possibly write those posts of yours without reading?

trish: I not only panic when my bedside table doesn't have a pile of books, I panic when the pile on the floor beside my bedside table gets low!

adrienne said...

Entirely off-topic, but I wanted to know what kind of people you called out to deal with your water issue. A restoration company? A contractor? We have no idea where to start.

oreneta said...

Nomad brought BOOKS!!!!YEEhaw, and I have some I've read I can trade with!!! LOVE a book trade.

Beth said...

adrienne: We used a company called Action ChemDry - there might be one where you live. I liked the sound of this company because their cleaning solution was non-toxic. And although you just think you're dealing with water, a lot of crap is disturbed by that water seeping through.

Try Goggling "water damage repair" for names of other companies.
And it wasn't cheap - but remember that you can bring your insurance company in on it - if you think it's worth it re: your deductible and the possibility of an increased premium.

Good luck!

Beth said...

And thus, Nomad is THE perfect house guest!
Enjoy the visit.

Beth said...

aren't books just wonderful? I love to get lost in a good story, and sometimes, read the same book over and over again and find something new each time.

Beth said...

beth: Books are definitely wonderful - an escape, an adventure, a learning experience - all within the comfort of your own home!

hip_ragdoll said...

Yay! In terms of having reading for the next year...but I can't imagine a nice way to go, as you say. :)

Beth said...

ragdoll: Okay, okay, a slight exaggeration on my part as to "what a way to go!"
Now that I think of it, I was also exaggerating as to having enough books for the rest of the year. (I checked last night.)

Dorky Dad said...

Man, I've got to take some time out to read a good book. It's been too long.

Beth said...

dorky dad: Not so easy to do with little ones in the home.
If you do get a chance, may I suggest Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden? Every male I've ever recommended it to has loved it.