Good Reads

Currently Reading

The Mystery of Mercy Close

by Marian Keyes

Books that I’ve read more than once 

Jane Eyre , Gone With The Wind, The Prince of Tides, Lonesome Dove, Atlas Shrugged, The Long Goodbye, Fountainhead, Désirée (old and hard to come by – it’s about Napoleon Bonaparte), The Eight, Collected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. In addition to these authors I like Marion Keyes, Cathy Lamb (new discovery).  I recently discovered Stephen King – WOW—he is gifted writer with a love of language that inspires me. After reading his memoir on writing, I stopped worrying so much about ‘the type’ of writer I should be and wrote from my heart.  I read all the time, and will read just about anything.  I prefer fiction because it is my preferred writing genre but I  read memoirs as well.   I read Kitchen Confidential twice as well—funny, a talented writer.   I am a mood reader. Some people eat chocolate when they need a fix, I will reach for a book and pour myself a glass of wine and settle into the world the writer has created for me.

Adding to the list as I go..

The Getaway Car – Ann Patchett
The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler                                                          


Musical Artists that I have either more than two CD/Album’s or all of…

  • Nanci Griffith
  • Dean Martin
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Van Morrison
  • Dolly Parton
  • Adele
  • Patsy Cline
  • Matchbox Twenty
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Cher ( I can’t help it, she’s has brilliant costumes)
  • Johnny Cash, Waylon, Willie and all those that bucked the system
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • ABBA ( I am a closet fan.  Well, not any more I guess)
  • Zucchero
  • Wynonna
  • ……………. Ok, this list goes on and on, I might need a page

Interesting People

  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Rhett Butler
  • Coco Chanel
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Princess Diana ( I had a girl crush on her…  the fairy tale gone bad)