I love to read. Guess that's nothing new as all of us enjoy reading and readers tend to make good writers because we all know what we enjoy!
I never knew Red Room bloggers were such a prolific and creative group. The topics are unbelievably varied, fascinating and entertaining. The ones I've dipped into are never boring. A few make you pause while a couple others have you enthusiastically embracing the moment.
Where else can you find such an entertaining piece as Keith Pyeatt's helpful gargoyles captured with photos? Or Monty Heying's salute to the courageous and extraordinary Harper Lee for her American classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird?" Or Mary Wilkinson's descriptive and thoughtful garden piece on her discovery of the long forgotten oak tree, planted in a happy time and left alone to survive. Or Terry Spear's funtime with folk-art as told in "Sticking to Writing."
Chris Bohjalian's "Fried Dough at the Fair," struck a big, happy chord because I'm close to Vancouver, British Columbia's annual Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). This is the largest fair in BC. It lasts 17-days and is famous for the fantastic mini-doughnuts, Fair games including "Wack-a-Mole" and "Bottle Baseball," farm animals/exhibits, wild, exhilarating rides, big name entertainers, etc. At this fair, you stuff yourself with multi-cultural foods, pig-out on fattening desserts and indulge in fried everything including "Deep-Fried Cool Aid." This is the one time of the year where fat, sugar and calories take a holiday.
Red Room Bloggers are a truly royal buffet of bits and pieces to savor, nibble, devour and enjoy with gusto. I gulped when I read Linda Yoshida's account of her near-missed encounter with a killer in "Life Lesson From a Murderer," and I smiled when I read Blair Kilpatrick's entry of her "Slovenian Strudel Pie" for a neighborhood pie contest.
Where else can you be entertained and creatively recharged? I find my fingers tapping into Red Room when I should be working on my deadlines. Hey, what the heck--keep on blogging and I'll keep on reading!