What does read and recharge have in common?

What would you think if you could come home from work, plug yourself into a recharge station, and when you wake up, you are good to go again for another twelve hours? You know like the recharge for a new electric car…? I know there have been movies with similar things in them. I just think it would be cool if we could bring our tired and weary selves to a machine to plug into and recharge.

Tonight, I got home from work, changed clothes, went outside to the shed we are cleaning out (armed with spider spray!) and began a two-hour stint at heaving boxes, going through boxes, and hauling stuff back to the garage sale staging area. When I finished, I was so bone-weary I could hardly stand at the stove to cook dinner.

I did manage to make homemade spaghetti-using turkey breakfast sausage and half ground beef. I found that sausage gives the spaghetti a zing and it is so much cheaper than beef! I also made my own sauce using diced Italian seasoned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Oh and sauteed onions and garlic. It was so good! I made a double batch so I can freeze it and have it again next week. Love spaghetti because you can do that!

Now that I have gotten totally off track with the post idea!!!!

Let’s talk about what we like to read.

Maybe we can’t plug into a recharge station, but we can do something that is equally as energizing and fun.

We can read!

Reading allows us to learn about anything we are interested in. I read for a few reasons:


  • To learn about a person, place or thing that I am interested in and want to write about – research time!
  • To figure out how to do a certain thing, act, or purpose.
  • To just be entertained


As I’ve mentioned before, you do not have to put everything you learn in your research into your book. You just have to put the details that give the story validity and answer a question or teach a thing to the reader.

I may be a weirdo, but I only read non-fiction books on my Kindle. Educational or informational books to be exact. To me, this is my educational time of reading and I can pour over it better when I am reading from my Kindle. In my last post, I mentioned writing a non-fic book. That’s going along pretty good at the moment so it is going to happen.

How About You?
I’m always looking for a good read. I’d love to hear your recommendations.

Thanks again everyone for your support and wonderful comments. Keep them coming!

About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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