Thursday, March 6, 2014

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea ~ Henry James

What do you do when you read? No really? Where and what do you do while you read? My favorite place to read is on the couch in my living room in front of the fire. I like to read a book, drink hot tea or hot chocolate, and I usually play a movie I've seen before on the tv. (No, I cannot handle the silence and I'm not a music person at home.)There are some TV shows I can watch and read at the same time. I read through the boring parts and watch when it's interesting (thank goodness for the DVR and rewinding live television now).

I can read just about anywhere. I read waiting for the car to be serviced, waiting for church to start, waiting for meetings. I read while traveling and on vacations.

As a matter of fact, if I don't get some reading done for the day, I feel like something is missing. If I can't fall asleep, it's generally because I didn't get any reading done. Once I get into my book, my eyes become droopy and I'm able to sleep.

What do you like to do while reading?

Check out Dean's book, A Place To Call Their Own
A Place to Call Their Own
When the War Between the States ended in 1865 many Americans emerged from the turmoil energized by their possibilities for the future. Frank Greerson and Gregory Young were no different. After battling southern rebels and preserving the Union, the two men set out to battle the Kansas Prairie and build a life together. Frank yearned for his own farm, away from his family—even at the risk of alienating them. Gregory, an only child, returned home to claim his inheritance to help finance their adventure out west.
Between the difficult work of establishing a farm on the unforgiving Kansas prairie, and the additional obstacles provided by the weather, Native Americans and wild animals, will their love and loyalty be enough to sustain them through the hardships?

Author Bio: With inspiration from some historical tourism sites, the love of reading, and a desire to write a novel, L. Dean Pace-Frech started crafting his debut novel, A Place to Call Their Own, in 2008. After four years of writing and polishing the manuscript, he submitted it for publication and Musa Publishing offered him a contract in early 2013. 
Dean lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his partner, Thomas, and their two cats.  They are involved in their church and enjoy watching movies, outdoor activities in the warmer weather and spending time together with friends and family. In addition to writing, Dean enjoys reading and patio gardening.
Prior to novels, Dean did some technical writing in his career.  He has written another complete fiction manuscript and has a third manuscript outlined.

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