Read on!

Posted on Mar 02 2018 in From the Editor
Emily with books

By Emily Schilling

A couple of months ago, I shared that I enjoy curling up with a good book when the weather outside is frightful.

This winter, those frightful conditions were quite common so I’ve been able to make quite a dent in my “to be read” pile.

Several of you wrote to offer recommendations of books that I, or other readers, might enjoy.

Elsie Kerr wrote, “One of my New Year’s resolutions was to reread some of the ‘old’ books that were favorites of my own children many years ago. Many are well-worn!” However, to start the year, Elsie read William H. McRaven’s “Make Your Bed” and Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened?” She said both books were “thought provoking.”

Meanwhile, Beverly Johnson Biehr, a published author herself, has been reading “The Zhivago Affair” by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée. It is a biography of author Borya Pasternak about the dangers and struggles that come with being a poet and writer in Russia.

Becky Williams, former director of the Fulton County Public Library, recommends “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman. It was the library’s reading group selection in January.

Other readers’ picks:

  • “A Year in Provence” by Peter Mayle (recommended by Wendy Smith)
  • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson (recommended by Liz Gilbert)
  • “Jesus, The One and Only” by Beth Moore (recommended by Denise Hershman)
  • Nicholas Sparks’ novels (recommended by Darlene Smith)

Now that the weather is starting to warm up you may not be spending as much time inside with a good book. But if you want to escape from reality awhile without leaving your chair, pick up a book or your Kindle and read on!

EMILY SCHILLING is editor of Electric Consumer