Friday Five: The Five Books I am Currently Reading

How many of you are avid readers?

If so, do you read only one book at a time? Or, are you like me and have a stack of books with dog-eared pages somewhere in the middle.2015-07-30 22.41.05

My nightstand is a constant reminder to read. I am often too tired, still, each night I go to bed and this is the last thing that I see.

Today’s Friday Five is my list of the books I am currently reading, in no particular order:

1. Maya Angelou: Poems

2. the life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo

3. The Frequency of Souls by Mary Kay Zuravleff

4. Narrative Design by Madison Smartt Bell

5. People over Profit by Dale Partridge

As I look over my list, I am struck by the realization that only one of these books is fiction. My how things have changed. In the past, the majority of my reading was fiction. I miss the stories and may have to remedy this.

I am slowly making my way through this list and learning what I can. This may not even be my entire list but the five I am most likely to pick up when I have some time.

Reading is still one of my favorite pastimes.

Challenge: Comment with what you are currently reading, whether it is a single book or, perhaps, a top five.

Wednesday Words

This may be a quick post as my week has taken a turn for being completely busy but I still wanted to check in.

Weekend Events:

This coming weekend, May 16th, for those of you in Michigan, the Michigan Writers is hosting their annual Spring Social. Here is the flyer:

May 16, 2015 Spring Social

It looks like it will be fun and a way to connect with other writers. I’ve discovered that it is truly important to make these connections, if only to not feel alone in while traveling this journey.

We will also be talking about setting up a writing group to make the connection from NaNoWriMo last for longer than November. If you are available, come on in. I can’t wait for the live music after. It should be fun.

Bookshelf Confessions

I’ve seen the challenge to post pictures of your bookshelf on Facebook so I thought I would add mine in here:





These pictures were from a day when I was rearranging and this isn’t even all of my books. I have another shelf full that I don’t have pictured. I think I have a problem.

Though messy, I also feel the most home in this place. I’m sure some of you can relate.

Thanks for coming with me on this journey. I really appreciate the support and kind words I’ve received. I am enjoying myself and learning so much.

Confession time: What does your bookshelf look like?