Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cozy Nook or Coffee Shop?

Where do you read?  I can read anywhere, although I'm so good at blocking out distractions that I will miss appointments every time...

If I have my choice, however, I love a rainy day, a quilt, and my worn sofa with my cat trying to position himself between me and the pages. Bright and sunny means I should be outside working! :)

I also love sitting in my truck and reading while waiting for the girls to finish their school clubs, meetings, etc. It's very cozy.

Now look at this reading room...

The Szabo Ervin Library in Budapest, Hungary is a beautiful place. Much of the building is a modern library, but in the central library is a preserved palace, Wenckheim Palace. It was built by Count Frigyes Wenckheim (1842 – 1912), a well-known aristocrat of the end of the 19th century, the owner of a vast estate with the membership of the Parliament.
The City Council purchased the building and converted the beautiful palace rooms into reading rooms for their new library in 1931.

If I had a teleport  machine, this would be mine!

Where is your special reading place?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

What a difference a year makes!

Head over to the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood blog on Friday, March 18th and check out what the 2010 Golden Heart finalists, otherwise known as the Unsinkables, have accomplished this last year. For those not familiar with Romance Writers of America, "The purpose of the Golden Heart® contest is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding romance manuscripts." A GH final is as good as it gets for an aspiring romance writer, until that 'call' telling you the book has sold. :)

Not everyone has reached that signed contract . . .yet....

but we're all still swimming!