I’m in a reading phase


Some of you have emailed me to ask how I’ve been doing. And I’m happy to report I am much, much better. I haven’t been eating too much. Thank heaven for Ensure shakes.

But instead of plopping down and watching television while I was on the mend, I decided to do some reading.

Since the only TV I watch is DVDs of my favorite shows, sometimes I need a break from them.

So reading seemed like a good way to spend the time. Besides, I get lost in the world of a book much more completely than I do a television series.

Plus, the head of the playwriting program at Carnegie Mellon always said, “If you aren’t writing, you better be reading.”

So I’m reading – but not politics! I read about politics every damn day.

No. I’m reading for fun.

First I breezed through the seven Harry Potter books, because why the hell not?

Then on Wednesday decided to tackle the Fannie Flagg books I have in my collection. So I read Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, and today started Standing in the Rainbow.

My plan after I finish all of the books by Fannie Flagg is to move on to Billie Letts. Then I’ll probably start on Wally Lamb.

(That sounded dirty. I didn’t mean it that way.)

When I read a book by an author, I always have to go through all the books I have by that author. I don’t know why. I also separate M&Ms by color. So draw your own conclusions.

By the way, if you’ve never read Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, you really should read it. It’s hilarious. It’s the only book I’ve read that had me laughing out loud on virtually every page. Though, come to think of it, I think the book got retitled Coming Attractions.

Daisy Fay is much more entertaining than Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café — which, since they made into a movie, is better known.

You know, it’s always like that.

Take Billie Letts. Her book Where the Heart is is very famous because it was made into a movie – and I think Oprah chose it for her book club. But the truth is, Honk and Holler Opening Soon is a vastly superior story.

Then again, it’s just as well that they make movies out of the not-so-good books. If they made them out of the excellent ones, they’d ruin them.

Any old how.

I know I’ve been scarce. And that hasn’t bugged you nearly as much as it has me. So I just wanted to let you know what’s the what.

I do appreciate all your kind thoughts and prayers this past week.

Clearly they helped because I am feeling significantly better.

I’m hoping over the weekend to be able to do more than a single post a day. That would be nice.

If so, I’ll leave my reading for the evenings.

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6 thoughts on “I’m in a reading phase

  • May 25, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I also go through every book by an author once I get started, in the order they were written.
    I’m glad you’re feeling better! 🙂

  • May 25, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Glad to hear you are feeling better.
    If you’ve never read it, grab a copy of ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ I think you’d get a kick out of it.

  • May 26, 2018 at 12:10 am

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. I too read all books by an author I enjoy. If you haven’t yet, check out Larry McMurtry. Amazing stories. The Duane Moore series is my favorite and an easy and fun read. Prayers for your health – we need you.

  • May 26, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Clive W. Lewis …. one of my go-to great authors

  • May 27, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I do the same thing Dianny!

    I’m currently chewing through Vince Flynn but I have missed a few in your list so I check it out.

    • May 27, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      I LOVE Vince Flynn. If Mitch Rapp were real, I’d stalk him. (But in a good way)

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