Books that I am Reading Now

I invariably have library fines at any of the four libraries that I frequent. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t take spending money lightly. (Who does, now-a-days!) But at least the money goes to supporting the libraries.

Here is a list of books that I’m either reading or ones that are stacked on a table, ready for me to read when I have a spare minute:

Fiction:
rebecca

I’ve read this a million times and it’s on my Kindle. I’m only reading parts of it right now to study her outstanding character development and descriptors.

victoria_holt

I’ve read this several times. There are places in the book where the characters’ morals and mine clash, but I like this one because of its intrigue!

Nonfiction:

tony_dungy

I love reading about Tony Dungy and his family. Tony Dungy is a great family man and a devoted Christian husband.

roadmap_for_success


thinking_for_a_change

Motivational books that I’m reading to keep me on track with my writing.


Always looking to learn how to improve my writing and my semi-technical knowledge.

Hunting with a Coke, Popcorn, and a Good Book

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When I was a girl growing up in rural south Alabama, hunting was a very big deal. With the acres upon acres of woodland and plentiful creeks, Choctaw County was (and still is) a hunter’s paradise.

Deer hunting was a favorite hobby for the men and boys where I lived, and my brother David was no different. He would take down one or two of Dad’s shotguns and head to our woods in search of the perfect row of antlers. For those who know more about guns than I do, the guns may not have really been “shotguns.” That’s just what I call all of those metal weapons that are long and have wooden stocks. It could have been twenty-two rifles for all I know.

Anyway, I used to like to go hunting, fishing, or whatever else my brother used to do. Except my idea of hunting was vastly different from his. I would tag along with Dave, but my weapons of choice were a coke, a bag of popcorn, and a good book. Oh, I’d pulled the trigger a couple of times, just to see what it was like. But the kick would hurt my shoulder, and I didn’t aim at some little animal. My favorite thing to do was to go out in those wonderful crunchy leaves and find shelter from the cold November wind in the hunting house. Or whatever they called the little shack with a small window where you could watch for wild game.

Dave would amble through the woods, searching for deer, and I would while away the hours with my good book.

I don’t remember him killing anything when I tagged along. Maybe I made too much noise. But those were some of my favorite memories of growing up, and I start recalling those memories when the temp drops and the trees shed their leaves.

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