Reading and Writing

Vintage-LibraryI have always been a big reader, and recently writer (this is a weekly blog after all). I remember curling up at Aunt Barb and uncle Tom’s house in Stouffville over Christmas one year reading yet another Hardy Boys book. I was hooked on those things! At one point I used to get $10 a week for my allowance, and I would head right to Coles at the local mall (Albion Mall) and buy the next Hardy Boy book on my list. When I hit my teens I moved into the dark world of Stephen King. His novels were so addictive! One of the summers that I babysat Lisa and Kelley, my precious nieces, I went through Stephen King’s entire catalog (up to that point). His movies never did justice to the books, but they were interesting in their own unique way. Jackie still swears that twins in the The Shining continue to freak her out today. REDRUM, REDRUM!

As an adult I have gone through my fair share of favourite authors. David Baldacci always writes good books, I don’t wait for those to come in paperback. In fact, I do all my reading on my iPad now. Jeffery Deaver has replaced Stephen King when I need my “creepy” fix. Stephen Berry also is at the top of my list for historical fiction, probably my favourite genre. I did recently finish Stephen King’s memoir called “On Writing”. It was an excellent book, part memoir and part “how to” on how to write the next top selling book.

ii-feet-on-rail-08192014-loPicture this. Sitting on a balcony on a cruise ship, feet up, reading your favourite book. That is my definition of retirement. Maybe someday I will write a novel myself!

During my training this past week I travelled 197 kilometres. I can’t wait to be able to ride outside once again but I fear it will still be a number of weeks off. Next stop, Washington, DC for the Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon! Whoever figures out the language of my closing message this week cheated, just sayin’

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