Friday, December 7, 2012

Fun Fridays - Books are fun to relax with...


NaBloPoMo's work related prompt for today is:
What is the best way to relax after a hard day?
My best way to relax after a hard day has changed little over the years.  When I was a little girl, a girl just out to earn her way in the world, a partner in a marriage, or now when I am a mom, I have realized that I am still the same me, somewhere inside, who loves to read.  So reading remains my favorite way to relax at any time of the day.   

After an especially hard day, I do prefer to read romances – my guilty pleasure in reading. I started out reading romances with Mills and Boons (Betty Neals was one author I remember reading a lot), went through Nora Roberts,  and now love reading historical romances (Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas,among others).   

Reading to my little ones also helps me relax a lot – any book they are reading/want to read but especially authors like Silverstein, Dahl, Seuss are read over and over again.

On some days, my other guilty pleasure takes over – TV – I love emotional, feel-good, witty TV shows and some teen dramas tooJ – like ‘Gilmore Girls’, ‘Glee’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and so many more. Our Netflix subscription is sure put to use!


Both excerpts today – For Book Beginnings: and The Friday 56: – are from the book – ‘The Fox’ by D.H.Lawrence. It is more truly a novella and I picked it up to work towards my reading challenges. I am loving this read and should be done with it soon.

The two girls were usually known by their surnames, Banford and March. They had taken the farm together, intending to work it all by themselves: that is, they were going to rear chickens, make a living by poultry and add to this by keeping a cow and raising one or two young beasts. Unfortunately things did not turn out well.

'Silly things!  Silly things!' cried Banford, going forward to turn them off.  But they came eagerly towards her, opening their yellow-green beaks and quacking as if they were so excited to say something.

The Mayan end is almost here
So much we still have to do, oh dear!
Places unseen, books unread,
Adventures unstarted
Feel like Wonderland’s White Rabbit
Saying ‘.. too late’. – ‘where is time – grab it’
Then I wonder what I shall do next year
Once I hurry and complete all those things I said earlier.

2 comments:

  1. Lady in Read...
    You'll be around even when the next "End of Days" crisis hits.
    Loved your Mayan ditty
    Most Excellent Final Flash 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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