That's the POWER OF BOOKS. (OMG...it sounds like I'm comparing myself to a child genius...which I certainly am NOT).
But I don't JUST watch television. I have been an avid reader all my life...and I am usually reading three books at once.
I am ALWAYS have a book on tape going in my car. Because I live in the country -- it's always at least an hour to get where I'm going (and back). Sometimes, if it's a really good book, I just drive around aimlessly....
Books on Tape are MY FRIEND. THEY ALSO KEEP ME ON TASK when I need to be cleaning in my kitchen, or walking on my treadmill (this has not happened nearly enough lately).
This is the car book I just finished listening to....
|I finally read the first book in the Elm Creek series. The Quilter's Apprentice: A Novel (The Elm Creek Quilts) Paperback – October 21, 2008 by Jennifer Chiaverini. I LOVED IT...and am sooo looking forward to the entire series.|
|I was listening to this book when I took the day trip to Starving Rock State Park.|
I loved the characters in the book, and I trusted the research the author did about the time and place. When they were making all those western movies, in the big chase scenes, the hero would ride like the wind down a well-marked path...while the Indians and/or posse chasing him would be subject to hidden trip wires. So all those falls often meant broken legs for the horses...
|THIS is my bathroom book. AND IT IS SUCH AN INTERESTING BOOK....|
Edward Clark was the real brains of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. He was the quiet, hard-working businessman -- the incredible free thinker who came up with INSTALLMENT PURCHASING...which changed the landscape of retail shopping forevermore.
These two men were complete opposites. They were as night is to day. A womanizer and a Sunday School Teacher. Edward Clark lived a quiet life in New York City with his wife and four sons. Isaac Singer (who Mrs. Clark would not allow in her home) had mistresses and illegitimate children all over the world.
Edward walked to the office every day...
Isaac?? His transportation around town was an opulent carriage that could seat 31 people. It took 9 horses to pull it -- and it had a separate smoking room AND a nursery.
OMG...is that the very first RV??