Sunday, September 1, 2013

Reading- My Greatest Relaxation

It all started when I was very small and first went into the library at school. I was in heaven when I went and saw all the books that lined the walls. I checked out "The Wizard of Oz" and that was the beginning of my life long attraction to books. I read every chance I get, which isn't always every day, but I have been known to stick a book in almost every room so that if I sit in that room I have something to read.

If you ask me to pick my favorite author, I simply can't answer that, there are too many that I enjoy. Anthony Trollope, Margaret Mitchell, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder (who I might add didn't write her Little House Series until her 60's) but also wrote articles for farmers wives and was quite interesting at that, and a host of other writers that would require a lot of typing to put their names down.

Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, history, poetry, it's all good reading material to me. I find it especially interesting to read about the author's life when I pick up a book of they have written- it often gives me a perspective of where their writing ideas came from.

A good book, a good chair, a cup of hot tea or cinnamon dolce latte, and I am set! I might add also that the world of books and reading has been one of my greatest sources of inspiration in my art work, so it serves a multi fold purpose to me too. Can you tell?

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