Reading…Pleasure or Self-Improvement?

Do you read?  Some people don’t, however, I’m an avid reader…mostly for pleasure, but since striking out on my own in Real Estate, I’ve also become a reader of non-fiction, mostly as part of my Master Mind groups, but also to keep myself up on what has worked and what hasn’t in the real estate biz, etc…follow in the steps of those who have succeeded!

So who are your favorite Fiction authors?  I love Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington series) and James Patterson (Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and many of the stand alones that follow the same crime/mystery format) and for laughs, who doesn’t love Janet Evanovich‘s Stephanie Plum books!  The cast of characters in these series become comfortable friends as you read the series – heck, until Tyler Perry played Alex Cross, I always heard Morgan Freeman‘s voice in my head as the famed detective.

Do you buy books?  Personally, except for two series, I use the library.  Indianapolis has a great library system and our Central library is amazing! is their website and if you use an e-reader (Kindle, Nook or any tablet), downloading is easy…they even have classes to teach you how to do it and when your due date approaches, it is simply removed from your device!

Have you experienced Central library?  The expansion created an experience – I’ve seen weddings and receptions set up in the atrium, they have a coffee shop, fireplaces in the old part and have programs in the auditorium as well as show old movies, I know we’ve seen several including Singing in the Rain and Sabrina.

If you have children, I highly recommend the children’s section – one time we performed a virtual knee replacement surgery on some fictional soul!  They have a lot of learning tools and programs for kids.

Need a place to meet with a group?  Floors 3, 4 and 5 all have group study rooms with whiteboards – just check-in with the desk on each floor and reserve or see what is available immediately.  Many people use them as a quiet place to work for a couple of hours between appointments.

Visit the library’s website for a list of everything offered and what’s happening in all their locations!


Vicki Reed

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