Reading Rocks!

I am an avid reader, among many things.  This means I like to read.  No, I LOVE to read.  I LOVE being surrounded by books.  I LOVE being in the company of books.  I am obsessed with reading.  I could never be a librarian because I would not get any work done!  I have been known to read in moving cars, trains, airplanes, buses and while walking.   I have preferred the company of a book to some human forms and their wanting to converse.  Hmm. 

A book or two awaits me in my briefcase, my car, my pocket-book, my back-pack.  If I have a moment to read one paragraph – or better yet, a full page – I will not hesitate to do so.  The trend of electronic reading gives me pause if only because I would be able to upload 3,500 books into one unit.  That’s unfathomable!  It this is true, it is too exciting for me to acknowledge.  No, I’ll remain with my paper copies and read, read, read.

When asked what is my favorite book or whom is my favorite author,  I reply that I have many.   I cannot pinpoint a specific author or book because of this fact.   Authors Fyodor Dostoevsky, Phillippa Gregory, Anne Rice, Leo Tolstoy come to my mind immediately as greatly enjoyable classic authors.  And the abundance of new authors and their works has recently appeased my appetite.   

Thinking I should share this personal and joyful experience with other humans, I became involved with two book clubs.  One of these clubs I actually began and facilitate at an Assisted Living Center.  Gosh, what a blessing these clubs have been!  Not only do I get to read chosen books, but the follow-up with an intellectual discussion is exhilerating!  At least to me.  Heck, such comaraderie got me away from “the office,’ away from the doldrums of tedious duties, and seriously reminded me that I can share my empowered and progressive mind.   Ahh.

With all that written, I would like to share this years’ past reads with you.   Yes, I am one of those people that read many books at one time.  This helps to attain my sense of accomplishment.  Perhaps one, two, or more of these books will wet your appetite!

  1. Wesley the Owl” by Stacey O’Brien; 
  2. The Guensey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows; 
  3. Codename: Snake, The Evil We Kill” by M. M. Rumberg;”  
  4. My Diabetic Soul – An Autobiography” by A. K. Buckroth; 
  5. Pearls My Mother Wore” by Terry Sue Harris;
  6.  “Dear Cara: Letters from Otto Frank” by Cara Weiss Wilson;
  7. Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay;
  8. Post Mistress” by Sarah Blake;
  9. After” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor;
  10. A History of South Africa” by Leonard Thompson;
  11. Memoirs of a Navy Brat” by Beverly Moglich;
  12. Earn It – Empower Yourself for Love” by Bob Quinlan;
  13. Point Hope” by Bryson Kilmer;
  14. My Flight to Freedom” by Gisela Butler;
  15. Ponies For My Father” by Charles Beaver;
  16. Taking Control Of Your Diabetes” by Steven V. Edelman, MD;
  17. Sting Of The Geisha” by M. M Rumberg;
  18. Dying for a Date” by Cindy Sample;
  19. The Spire of Kylet” by Connie Walker;
  20. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson;
  21. Wind to Water” by David Hamershock;
  22. Lord John And The Private Matter” by Diana Gabaldon;
  23. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade” by Diana Gabaldon;
  24. Lord John and the Hand of Devils” by Diana Gabaldon;
  25. A Cure for Emma” by Julie Colvin.

I also look forward to reading “Absolute Power” by David Balducci;  “Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself” by Alan Alda; “A Green Jouney” by Jon Hassler; and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot for the second time.

Without further ado, it is time to get some laundry done – washed, folded and put away!  I’ll read during my lunch break…Enjoy yourself, enjoy learning!

Truly, A. K. Buckroth,




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