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Lindsay Bio 2012As long as I can remember, I have loved books. There is a large stack waiting to be read by the side of my bed and bookcases all over our house. I am never without a book. I love hardbacks, paperbacks, and books on the Kindle. I keep a list of all the books I have read and all the books I want to read. Among my favorite moments were when each of my children learned to read. I adore that they love books as much as I do! While I do not profess to be a writer, I thought it would be fun to create a short blurb about each book I read. And, five years later, I’m still going…

I get this question all the time: how are you able to read so many books? And, since I keep answering it over and over, I thought I would share the answer en masse here. First, I have been reading since before I can remember (under the covers, in the car, you know the drill). So, it’s just part of my routine and how I choose to spend my downtime. In fact, of late, the TV is hardly on and a show has to be really good to keep my interest. Second, it’s how I gain energy (introvert at heart, even though you’d never know it based on my life/job). It’s how I decompress – in fact, it’s hard for me to fall asleep if I haven’t read right before bed. Last, I have developed a habit of speed reading. There’s no other way to put it: I read really fast. This means that I don’t have the best memory of what I have read, but I enjoy the books nonetheless (and it’s the crux of why I started this blog in the first place – I can never remember all the books I have read and my real opinions about them if I don’t keep track in an organized way). So, there you have it. On top of all those reasons, I am pretty organized generally, which leaves some extra time (grocery store lines, baseball sidelines, etc.) when I can capitalize and read a few more pages.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Lindsay–How very cool!!! Sam just sent this to me and I will peruse it later, but just had to reply!! Did you know I have a Little Free Library in my front yard? I LOVE it. Have a big supply of books from garage sales to keep it filled. Both kids’ books and adult books. Thanks so much for this!! Ralphene

    • Ralphene, thank you for your kind words, great suggestions, and encouragement! It’s exciting to start something new. I liked The Kitchen House, but it didn’t make the 5-star list, so I didnt include it. There are so many good ones that I only listed the BEST ones for me. I thought Still Alice was so wonderful. Another tear-jerker for sure. I LOVE that you have a Little Free Library in your yard and have enjoyed seeing photos of people enjoying it. What a wonderful idea – perhaps that should be my next venture! 🙂 xo

  2. Lindsay, I remember some of the books you recommended to me back in the day (Cold Sassy Tree comes to mind) and now that I have discovered your blog, it will be a resource (as you have always been for me!) Only just getting to the point where my kids are independent enough to give me a little time/energy to read at the end of the day, I have found myself at the library a few time recently. I called a friend on the night before a vacation 2 weeks ago, begging, “Quick! Give me 3 titles to grab before the library closes!” Thus, just finished The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. Wow. So good. Anyway, thanks for doing this. I’ll be checking back often!! – Carolyne

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