Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Idea of Fun- Open Book Blog Hop

THEME THIS WEEK: Let's talk fun. What do you consider fun? Drinks with friends, camping, music, shooting pool, picnics, watching television. Show us your fun times.

Those of you who have reading my blog entries probably think you know where I'm headed this week. Chances are you're right. But I'm going to make a quick stop before we get there.

I love to read. Always have, even as a kid. I used to take a book out of the elementary school library each afternoon before hopping on the bus to head home, and return it the next morning. Yes, I'd read a book a night.

When I got into high school, the demands of school work slowed my reading down—somewhat. I probably only read three of four books a week. Of course, they were also thicker and more complex. As an adult, I'd "binge read." I'd got through periods where I read constantly, and other times when I didn't have time to read at all. Now that I've started writing myself, my time to read has shrunk even more. Which reminds me, I need to make a trip to the library.

You can go pack top my post about crafty stuff to read about my love of needlecraft. I'll  give you one picture to entice you if you haven't already read it.

And now to where you knew where I was going. Every chance I get, I head to the mountains. Sometimes it's a day trip, and when time allows, it's more. I've always loved camping. I grew up in the country, and many summer nights we'd drag a few blankets out to the front porch and sleep outside. When I was in the Girl Scouts, I looked forward to our camping trips. When I got a bit older, I volunteered to help with the summer camps. One summer, I worked as a camp counselor and lived in a tent for the whole summer.

Luckily, I married a guy who likes to camp almost as much as I do, and we've lived in places where the camping was plentiful and the people weren't. Nothing better then being in the wilderness with no one else around, sitting by a campfire on a clear night and watching the stars. It's amazing how many more stars you can see in the night sky when you're somewhere high in the mountains. Throw in a little background music courtesy of John Denver (or at least a recording of him) and you've got the makings of a perfect night. And that's my idea of fun!

And now it's time to pimp another of our authors. Because remember, reading is first on my list of ways to have fun!  So if you haven't checked out Stevie Turner's books teey, now's your chance. You can find them at Stevie Turner

To find out what other authors are saying, head over to PJ Fiala's blog http://pjfiala.com/blog

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