Morning Reading

After reading a blog post about getting back to reading, I realized how little I read books, these days. I start at 3 or 4 am, writing, working out, and working all before my family wakes up. It’s not bad as I am an early riser, naturally, and those are my best hours, creatively. But I am asleep, early, and my day is packed! However, I know I need reading, and I need to read what I love.

This morning, I pulled two favorite authors, Joyce Carol Oates and Sylvia Plath, off my shelf and decided I would read one new short story that I haven’t already read from each book until I finish.

I started inside, early, in my living room, and I moved out to the fire pit and I get to enjoy a glorious sunrise and cool morning weather.

Happy Reading,


Halloween Read-A-Thon!


I love to read, and I love to read classic scary literary fiction every Halloween! I am reading Dracula, now. Every year I reread Henry James’ ‘Turn of the Screw” and some years, I work in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” I also recommend Eudora Welty’s “Ghost Stories,” for sure! I am looking forward to joining in the community for┬áLauren’s Halloween Read-A-Thon.

Happy Haunting,