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“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” Fran Lebowitz

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I spent a lot of time reading as well as thinking about books and writing this week in particular. There is an endless supply of books and blogs so many in fact that you can read continually and never catch up. Reading has been my greatest source of entertainment and knowledge.

I remember by mom reading books to me when I was very small and then reading me chapter books when I was older. Once I could read myself, a whole new world opened for me. Wow, I love the library! I loved bedtime stories with my own children and miss that a lot. When they got older, they could be found all huddled together on my bed reading books together. It makes me happy to be at the dinner table discussing books, plots, characters and what people are reading.

I was thrilled to find so many new friends on social media that love to read! This led me to start My Book Club so I could discuss books with my friends online. An amazing benefit of starting this online group was that I have met so many wonderful authors and helped share their books as well as working with Guy Kawasaki, my first guest, on What the Plus! and writing a guest chapter for it. My Book Club ran for several years live on Twitter and I also did interviews that you can find on YouTube.

I never understand people who say they don't like reading. I always feel they just haven't found the right book yet.

Here are a few things I wanted to share with you this week:

  1. 100 classic must-read books
  2. Show I'm currently loving Bridgerton on Netflix.
  3. Sign up for a reading challenge on GoodReads.
  4. The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time Did your favorite make the list?
  5. “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King

What books have you been reading lately? Are you reading mostly blogs these days? Share some details with me.

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  1.  @dbvickery I loved comic books too: Archie, Casper the Friendly Ghost, you know the girly ones!
     
    Ohhh you just reminded me how much I loved the Clan of the Cave Bear series! I might read them again. I read one of them at the beach in Cape Cod over a few days. Good times!  I have been reading all social media for the past two years and need to get back to a little more pleasure reading. I am so excited you are going to read What the Plus! Hooray!
     

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