What are you reading?

Hi, my name is Tina and I’m a bookworm.  I have books on my nightstand, books by my bathtub, books in our office, books in the kitchen, books in… well, you get the point.  I actually received a trophy in grade school for reading an insane amount of books.  For reals.  #nerdalert  Also, I am the facilitator for a book club.  I know what you are thinking….  “Book club……, riiiiiight….”  But I want you to know this is a real, monthly, we-actually-discuss-the-book-using-the-provided-discussion-questions book club.  Not that there is anything wrong with the chatty,-get-together-and-drink-wine book clubs out there.  Just wanted to clarify.  😉


So this month my book club is reading “The Mistress of Nothing” by Kate Pullinger.  I’m halfway through.  I love it.  Kate’s description of Egypt is wonderful and delicious and dangerous and stifling all at the same time.  I SO want to go to Egypt now.  That’s why I love reading books, in fact.  For those of us whose income or life situations don’t allow for frequent international travel, books provide a way to travel anywhere you want to go in the world sans passport or airline ticket ;-).   So I’m currently floating along on the Nile River heading to yet another Pharaoh’s tomb right now FOR FREE.  I’ll let you know how this one turns out in the end…. on second thought, I won’t let you know.  You need to go and find this book and read it for yourself – CLICK HERE!

Another book I am enjoying at the moment (even though I am on my second read-through) is:

Do you struggle with exactly how many candlesticks to display on your mantel?  Are you confused as to why you just organized your Tupperware drawer and only two days later it is again a disaster zone?  Melissa gets it.  She writes in such a humble and lovely manner and speaks to my desire to make our home streamlined, yet comfortable, efficient, yet cozy.

Amen.   CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.  So, this brings us back to my affinity for self-help books that I spoke about in this previous post.  I don’t know why, but I always have at least two books on the go and one of them is ALWAYS a self-help sort of book.  I think the reason is that these types of books are easier to come back to after a few weeks days as opposed to a work of fiction where I may forget a few details and need to go back to re-read to get back into the story.  I don’t know.  I’m weird, I know.  Anyway, I think that from now on whenever I do a “What are you reading?” post, I’ll talk about a work of fiction as well as a work of non-fiction.  That sounds completely fair and just to my all-types-of-books-are-good self.  Equal time for both types of books.  Is there a trophy for that? #wavingthenerdflag #bookwormsunite

Leave a note in the comments right now – I want to know what YOU are reading and if you would recommend it!

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