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March 22, 2016

Since I downloaded the Kindle App to my computer, I've been really excited about all the books I can access. As I've said before, I usually focus on free books, but I've paid for a couple too. 

I'm also a frequent visitor to the book section of thrift stores. As far as I'm concerned, owning a lot of books is practically a requirement when you want to be a writer. 

Over the past few months, I have really rediscovered the library. We used to go religiously every three weeks to pick out a ton of books, but I'd gotten away from that. Lately, I've been trying to get back on that bandwagon, since I'm paying for the library with my tax dollars anyway lol. 

I think the librarians must think I'm a little nuts though, because it's not like I go in and pick out the latest and greatest in fiction, or all of a sudden check out all the books they have on dogs because I'm doing a project. I'm more of a 'wander through and pick something from every section' type library patron. Most recently, I grabbed a book on houseplants, building fences, equine tack (because I make tack for models in my spare time), and Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. I haven't heard of this book before, but it practically called out to me from the shelf. 

I grew up learning from the well known Jensen's Grammar, which is a good book, but reads just like a textbook. It's great for homeschooling, or if you have a student who is struggling with grammar in school, but it's still a textbook. 

The Grammar Girl book is fun, exciting and reads more like a novel than a textbook. 

Which brings me to another point. My current goal is to actually read more books entirely. Don't get me wrong, I do read fiction books entirely, unless they're really bad written, but when it comes to non-fiction books, things are different. 

With my short attention span, I have a habit of skimming a bunch of different books, but not really letting anything sink it. I realize that the purpose of non-fiction books is often to get the info you need, then send the book back to the library, but I feel like there's so much more available, that I owe it to the book to actually read most of it. 


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