Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Let's go at it again...

Before I do anything, I want to send you to a list of books. They are all the novels that The Wise Web Woman read in 2009. I went through the list myself and found quite a few books that I'm interested in reading and I added those to my ever growing wish list at Bol.com. The Wise Web Woman is a very good friend of mine and I happen to know that she has good taste in books, because she wasn't born yesterday and she is critical enough not to read anything trashy. As to my own wish list... well, I sure hope I find a benefactor soon, because the list grows faster than I can afford to buy the books, but I'm sure you're all dealing with the same problem, because, my God, we are greedy, aren't we?

Now that I think of it, I remember seeing another list just recently and I want to point you to that one also. It is Babaloo's list of novels that she read for 2009 and you can count on there being many good books on it, because I happen to know that she has very good taste in reading material and is hooked on good novels. I haven't looked through her list yet, but that's the next thing I'm going to do and I'm sure that will add many more books to my ever growing wish list, although I think I've read some of them already. As a matter of fact, I've mooched books from Babaloo. I sure hope you have some time to spare to look through these lists. I copy the title and the author and then paste them in the search box of my favorite on line bookstore. That saves me a lot of work.

It's like I speak of treasures, isn't it? As if I'm giving you the pirate's map to where the loot is buried. That's what it feels like to me. I can hardly think of a greater pleasure than the ownership of a good novel. I would bring a great big chest full of them with me if I had to go live on a deserted island.

Although I lacked the energy to do a lot yesterday, little by little I did get some things done and in the evening I took the dog for a longer walk. Accomplishing these things made me feel better and I look forward to today and getting more chores done. I'll just do them slowly with lots of breaks in between. It doesn't have to get done all at once. I have been so immobilized and unable to do much of anything that I'm happy to be more active now. Even if it is on a low level. It is an improvement and that is the main thing.

Well, this was just a short post about lists of books. It is that time of the morning again for me to take my medicines and to eat breakfast and to go back to bed for awhile.

I hope you all have a nice day with lots of good things happening in it.



Maggie May said...

I don't know what I would do without my books, though while I'm having treatment I can only read for two weeks out of three. That is better than one week out of three so I am pleased about that.

Its much better weather here & so much easier to go for a walk.
Hope you have a good day.X

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

No pains, no gains..........................

Babaloo said...

Ha ha, thanks for mentioning my list. Lots of trash on it for last year, though. Well, maybe not lots but some. :) I'll have a look at the Wise Web Woman's list now in a bit. xx

Wisewebwoman said...

I must go look at Babaloo's. After the doc yesterday my friend (who kindly drove) and I went to the bookstore and I had such a hard job in NOT stocking up. I have about thirty books on my unread sidetable and HAVE to resist buying more, it is insane.
Oh GSW, I don't know what I'd do without books, I love them so!!!

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. It's amazing how much you can get done even if it is only a little at a time.

I love your allusion to treasure! It's such a shame that I'm a slow reader. It's always annoyed me. Not that I'm slow technically, but it's just keeping my concentration on it.

Bearfriend xx

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Hi Nora,
I love reading and would take a chest full to a deserted island too. Also have been not getting much done but little by little with lots of breaks in between. I have my eldest here at the moment so that is the five all together with assorted friends. lol The eldest 25 and the youngest 13 are having lots of fun. Thanks for the link to the book list. Havent read one of them. Will check them out.