Sunday, February 10, 2013

Snow days



By: Joelle Charbonneau

Winter has finally hit!  Snow has fallen in the places where you’d expect to see snow and especially in the Northeast.  To those who are buried in several feet of wintery whiteness, please stay safe and warm. 

The wonderful thing I’ve noticed is that twitter or facebook during this latest snowstorm are filled with posts about people taking advantage of the snowstorm and using the time to read.  Whoo hoo!  With all the gaming systems, television shows, movies and aps floating around, it is wonderful to see that people are excited about the prospect of having time to devote to discovering a new author or curling up with a longtime favorite.

I admit, that as more and more of my time is devoted to writing, I have less and less time to spend reading.  This is seriously unfortunate.  And something I intend to remedy as soon as I get this current manuscript written. 

So whether you have been snowbound or are watching the weather glad or jealous that you aren’t involved in this most recent adventure from Mother Nature, tell me what books should be in my TBR pile when I go on my next post manuscript reading binge?  What have you read that you can’t stop thinking about?  What books made you laugh or cringe?  (And if you’ve written a book that you want all of us here at DSD to know about, this would be a good time to tell us about that, too!) 

3 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

The Blackhouse by Peter May. Excellent.

Barb Goffman said...

Read the Agatha Award nominees. Voting time will be here before you know it.

nelizadrew said...

As soon as it snows here, I'm totally taking care of that TBR pile.
In the meantime, I'm going to have to settle for my traditionally-slow pace of 0-2 books a week.