I have always loved to read and that is one thing that will never change about me. My bookshelves are crammed with books that I have read and enjoyed and with some that I have never read but thought that I should have a copy because it's on a list of the 100 books you must read or else you are wasting your time. Books like 'Ulysses' by James Joyce or 'The portrait of a lady' by Henry James or 'Middlemarch' by George Eliot. I am hoping to read these books one day but there are so many new ones that it is hard to choose. I just finished reading 'A tree grows in Brooklyn' by Betty Smith and I loved it. Also 'Julie and Julia' by Julie Powell which was a great read. Nick Hornby is always good. 'After River' by Canadian Donna Milner was the kind of book you just want to read in one sitting. And then someone recommends a book and even though you know what kinds of books this person reads, you ignore that and read the book anyways and regret it but you can't quit because you are halfway through so you carry on and vow never to read Debbie Macomber ever again.
On a lighter note, this is amaryllis # 3. Her name is Florence (yes, after the city in Italy) and she is the loveliest shade of red. Two blooms have opened up and two more are still curled up but by the time she makes her debut at the library on Tuesday, they should all be unfurled.
These are the first images taken with my new camera, a Canon Powershot SX200IS with 12X optical zoom. It is a lot bigger then my other digital and I just love it. Plus it is made in Japan. Bonus.