Wednesday, March 13, 2013


That's right, folks! I am in the middle of my spring break and enjoying it immensely! No, I didn't travel to some far away place or some remote tropical island (wouldn't that be nice?). I decided to stay home this week and catch up on some reading...and some house cleaning!

My reading choices have been scattered so far. In other words, I feel like I've sat down to a smorgasbord of tasty things and don't know which delicious morsel to try first. I don't usually like to read more than one book at a time, but I've found my brain needs a little something extra with extra time on my hands.

I am currently reading City of Masks by Daniel Hecht, which is my book club's book choice for this month. I'm enjoying it so far. It's a little different from my normal reads (which, in my opinion, is what book club is for - to try something you don't usually try on your own), but it's a good sign that I'm carrying the story in my head with me. In other words, I don't forget about it the minute I close the book, and I look forward to picking it up and continuing the story during spring cleaning breaks.

I'm also reading, in bits and pieces, a beautiful "coffee table" book about Vincent Van Gogh. The book itself is a work of art, filled with his beautiful paintings and letters written between him and others, mostly his brother, Theo. I know Vincent's life did not end happily, and he didn't know a great deal of joy in his life. I find it interesting that a man who was so tortured was able to paint art that gives me such joy and fills me with a sense of peace.

I am also indulging myself in a little mental vacation with...(let's see, what IS the "nice" term for this particular genre)...easy reading. You know, a book that doesn't take a lot of thought, but has...ummmm...nice scenery, if you know what I mean. If you don't know what I mean, well,...then you don't need to. (As I've said before, I'm no book snob. I'll read just about least once.)

While I know the whole world isn't on a break this week, I do hope everyone's week is going well! I hope you're all reading and doing something you enjoy!

No, this isn't the kind of scenery I was talking about for my "easy read,"
but...sure, we'll go with that.  ;)
Happy Spring Break! 


  1. Ahhh, I just want to time to read! Until then, I shall live vicariously through you Kim. :) I might have an idea of what your "easy read" is. ;) Maybe. Enjoy your spring break!