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So much to read, so little time to do in

 This is from my Book Nerd column that I write for my local newspaper.
I am about to write about something that will cement my reputation as a nerd.
Of late, I have seen the term “to be read” or TBR in the various book and geek circles I move within.
I never realized just how much thought people have given this term.
Many people defined their TBR list as the books they own but haven’t read yet.
Some have said the TBR list is the stack of books on a person’s nightstand.
Honestly, there is no room on my nightstand for books. On my nightstand, there is a glass of water, one book, my cd player, Bible and a stack of magazines.
And some folks have a TBR book jar, which is where they have written down the titles of all the books they own but haven’t read yet on little slips of paper. Then they put them in a jar or a container and pick them out one at a time.
I don’t use the TBR label. In my tote bag, right now is black journal with a list of books I want to read. I guess it is the “books I want …

My future home

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Welcome to my house
Play that music too loud
Show me what you do now
We don't have to go out
Welcome to my house
Welcome to my house
--lyrics from My House by Flo Rida
When things start to get hectic, I visit my house. 

Last night between downpours of rain, I went to my house, unlocked the door and walked through the empty house. I am excited, nervous and a bunch of other emotions. 

I can't believe I'll be living there in three weeks.   My apartment is full of boxes with my life packed in them. I coming back Thursday to start cleaning the house. So much to do and so little time.
I have a house. My apartment is one bedroom and one bath. It is cute but tiny. I never really could unpack after moving in but I love being on the second floor sitting in my book nook reading and watching life go by.  I able to walk downtown and visit the library.  I am moving into a mansion by comparison with three bedrooms, a huge living area, living room, one bath and a …