Reading is just what the Dr. ordered

In my newfound retirement I have kept myself busy with the basic ‘homemaker tasks’ but I find myself twiddling my thumbs at 9:30am with all of my chores done and errands ran… so what’s to be had with the rest of my day besides pool and beach time {of course  you can roll you eyes at me now, I can hear your sign of frustration through the computer 😉 }?

Idle mind on an island that got the best of you months earlier is not a recipe for success, so I’ve taken up one of my favorite pastimes that I haven’t allowed for since I was cramming for Baby Lola’s arrival – reading.

The property we rent our little apartment through is beautiful and a retirement paradise. During high season (Dec-Feb), it’s crowded with retirees from the north and many from France. Lola happens to be the youngest one wandering the property, so she’s instantly a hit. I quickly stumbled upon an amazing library in our clubhouse that dons books these retirees and snowbirds have read and donated to ‘the island cause’ and I adore it. I can find everything – renaissance, old English, mystery, chic-lit, and even naughty 50 Shades books that I would NEVER admit to actually reading, if I even did – which I didn’t. EVER.

Some of these are from the retiree library and some I covet and brought from home.

Here is what I’ve read in the past few months and what I’m in progress on:

  • Bringing up Bebe, Pamela Druckerman
  • Pride & Prejudice, Jan Austen
  • Clapton, Eric Clapton
  • Moms on Call – Toddler Edition (Help!)
  • Need to Know, Karen Cleveland (AH-MAZINGLY ADDICTIVE!)
  • Origin, Dan Brown

Here is what’s on my reading list:

  • Bergdorf Blondes, Plum Sykes (for like the 100th time. What?! chic-lit never gets old – especially about the perfect shade of blonde)
  • The Divine Comedy, Dante
  • Happiest Toddler on the Block, Dr. Harvey Karp


I would love any other author or book suggestions! Reading is my ‘me time’ and I cherish it so much.

-XX, the WCW

One thought on “Reading is just what the Dr. ordered

  1. Sheila says:

    Oh how lucky you are! A library!! That’s one thing I really miss over here. Italy just isn’t big on libraries. My dream is to find an online library where we can go and read any book…

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