I have been thinking about the quality of my life recently, and
I realized something was lacking ~ reading. Throughout my life
I have been a good reader, but during the past several years,
reading has taken a back seat. Recently, I renewed my Good Reads
account. I joined the online group back in 2010, but then my
Daddy died and responsibilities built up and I neglected my
I set a goal for myself of 100 books read by the end of 2107.
Since we are already half way into February, I have been playing
catch up, but enjoying every moment. Initially, I began with
four of the Anne George mysteries. They were so enjoyable that
I breezed through them so quickly. Then I decided to read a book
that I purchased several years ago, but had not complete.
That book is Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. It's a novel that begins
in Ohio and moves on to Savannah, Georgia. The characters have
many tragic moments, yet the happier events that evolve kept me
from crying too many tears. All in all, I didn't want the story
Since I finished the book so quickly, I checked to see if the author
wrote any others, and luckily for me, she did. I checked out
Looking for Me from our local library, and I am enjoying it now.
Of course, the cover of the book and its subject easily drew me
into its pages. I don't believe that Beth Hoffman has published
any new books yet, but I will be anxious when her next title appears.
Since I seem to be drawn to books with storylines based in the
South, I decided to do a bit more reading about Southern authors.
South Toward Home by Margaret Eby, takes the reader into the
small towns that were the roots for such authors as Flannery
O'Connor, Harper Lee and Truman Capote among others. Years
ago I devoted my time to reading the classics of the Victorian age.
I not only reread many of these classics, but I also read biographies
of the authors and read scholarly reviews of their works. Now I
feel the same desire to learn more about the South and its rich
If you are not reading now, or if you are an avid reader and are
looking for some suggestions of what to read next, think about
joining Good Reads. It is fun and free and a great social platform
for readers. If you want to keep up with what I am currently
reading or have completed, you can follow me here.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley