Let me rephrase that. I get more personal reading time. Most of the year my reading is spent researching for the books I write. I tend to believe people should not only be entertained, but learn something, when they are reading. That makes me dig deeper into occupations, cultures, and anything I don't know that comes up in my books.
As the days get longer and there are less things to draw me outside, I start reading for fun more. I downloaded six books this past week on my kindle and started reading one that has been on my kindle for a year. Yes, it can take me a while to get to books that I download and want to read.
I'm not a person who reads before I go to bed. Reading has always been stimulant for me. If I'm reading, I keep on reading all through the night and the next thing I know the sun is coming up and I didn't get any sleep. I know this about myself and don't read before I go to bed. I do read while my husband is watching TV shows I don't care for. I read when he isn't around during meals. I read on trips when we're flying or hubby is driving. That is if I'm not writing. ;)
I'm not much of a Christmas story reader. I know that makes me different from most but I'll take a good mystery over a Christmas romance any day. My husband loves the Hallmark Christmas movies. I like some but there are others I read a book while he watches them. I don't like sappy or silly movies. The ones with angels who appear and disappear usually have me heading into a book unless they have comedy.
But just because I don't care for Christmas books doesn't mean I can't share some of my author friends' books with you.
A CHRISTMAS COWBOY TO KEEP
The weather is cold, the atmosphere is festive, and the cowboys are hot. How do you keep a cowboy at Christmas?
Don’t miss this holiday collection of modern-day cowboys and the women they love, featuring the same USA Today, Amazon Bestselling, and Award-Winning authors from “A Cowboy to Keep,” which garnered 55 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 stars.
CHRISTMAS, LIBERTY, AND THE THREE MINUTE MAN by Carra Copelin
Daniel Dylan Layman is determined to show headstrong city girl Liberty Ann Hart that a country life in Mistletoe, Texas, is the perfect Christmas gift.
A CHRISTMAS CAROLE by Andrea Downing
Carrie Matheson and her son are trying to settle into a new life in Wyoming. Tate Schrugge is trying to ditch his Scrooge and play Santa to the young boy. But will there be a Dickens of a romance by Christmas?
THE PEPPERMINT TREE by Kristy McCaffrey
Lawyer Skye Mallory returns home for the holidays due to an unexpected inheritance, and cowboy Joe Carrigan stands in her way.
THE DEVIL’S CHRISTMAS KISS by Devon McKay
When Kristen Kelly receives a Christmas kiss from Cole Lawson, she doesn’t believe it means anything. But Cole sets out to make things right with the woman of his heart.
SLAY BELLS by Hildie McQueen
At a small-town Christmas festival sparks fly between Carmen Dias and Detective Jared Bowden, but a dead body and a pesky ex-girlfriend don’t exactly spell romance.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS by Hebby Roman
All Sofia Rossi wants is to re-connect with her estranged son. But can Gar McCulloch, a handsome cowboy who runs a juvenile rehab ranch, be the answer to her problems?
COUNTING DOWN TO CHRISTMAS by Patti Sherry-Crews
Wedding planner Melody Evans views happily-ever-after endings with a skeptical eye. Veterinarian Leland Jennings IV thinks Christmas is for kids. Can the holiday spirit bring them together?
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