I am not quilting as much as I was in the past so have not been participating in Val's archives, but when I saw the subject was reading and she was leaving the post up to link in til nest week, well I decided to join in the fun. Find her post here
When I was a kid living at home my Mom encouraged us to read. We went to the library every week for new books especially in the summer or on vacation weeks from school. So I always loved reading.
As I got older and was working full time I just didn't have the time to read, and with always so much to do I felt guilty spending the time to read when I could actually be accomplishing something.
About a year ago I decided I am retired and although I still have allot of things that need doing, I decided to treat myself to reading again-and I love it. Like my Mom I am back to reading about our American history, but for me my choice is mostly in the 1800s or earlier. Last year I also did a huge splurge for me and bought a voyage kindle with the feature for downloading books rural with no wifi. Have not looked back and spend many a night in to the wee hours reading.
I have shared this in my past blog so some of you may be familiar with my favorite book author now. Peggy Henderson has written quite a few books that many interlock but do stand alone of time travel-or not and set in 1800's and earlier Yellowstone-Teton era. She is such a good author that she remains my favorite still. She has a very fun and interactive author facebook page where most of the time if we are not talking about her books we are all sharing stories and photos of Yellowstone of today and the surrounding area or sometimes cowboys-lol She has several series going and I think each series she offers the first book of the series free. Here is a link to her Amazon page Her books are romance novels but they have depth to them and in the end they feel like family. she usually has one xx scene but mostly clean romance.
I was looking for a good photo to share of the book cover for Yellowstone Heart Song the first book and wow over on Goodreads I discovered she had several covers in the beginning so will link you there here. This book I have read numerous times and was the inspiration (as the rest of the series) for my first Yellowstone charm bracelet
I think I was drawn to Peggy's Yellowstone and also Teton series' as I had always had it in my mind I would love to live a life in that time period so I guess I am by reading her books.
The other author I am very fond of is also time travel and her books are very long-usually 500 or more pages and I love love that. Katherine Lowry Logan and her Celtic Brooch series. find her here Her characters are very in depth too and she puts them in different time situations, very complex. My favorite one of the series was in the civil war and she has another one on the Oregon Trail I think it was. She also has an interactive author page on facebook where she bounces off plot ideas for her books.
For historical books I am reading books on the Oregon trail books from actual diaries, civil war, and also revolutionary war time periods.
Of course I have a big collection of new spinning books too lol and too many quilt books still and lots of weaving books.
I no longer have the opinion that reading is a waste of time-most nights it is better than anything on the tv