Editor's note: This week's Page Turner reader interview is with Linda Skaggs, area director of sales for Hampton Inn Southwest and the Residence Inn.
“My reading is almost all fiction and what I call light fiction, like Nora Roberts' and Danielle Steele's books. And I enjoy mysteries. I do a lot of community activities which consume time, of course. I travel a lot and enjoy weekends at a lake and do a lot of my reading then.
“At the lake I get up early, take my tea outside and enjoy the out-of-doors and a book before all the jet skis start around. And I'll pick up a book to read as I travel and when I finish it, I leave it for someone else to pick up.
“One book I remember enjoying is 'Two Little Girls in Blue' (Mary Higgins Clark). It is about twins who get kidnapped, and it was interesting. I have not read 'Fifty Shades of Gray,' nor do I intend to. I remember as a girl reading the Nancy Drew series and loving all those books. Yes, I usually solved the mysteries. The love of mysteries has continued.
“I read to my children and am now reading to grandchildren, although some can now read on their own. They pick out books before going to bed and those are what we read. Of course, 'Goodnight Moon' and “I Love You to the Moon' are favorites. The 2-year-old picks two books, and then I add a story from the Children's Bible. We have a 'Sneak Peak,' and whatever is picked is what we read. The Children's Bible has colored pictures and uncomplicated retelling of the well-known stories, like Jonah and the Whale or Jesus feeding the 500. They are short versions and randomly picked. I remember that one of my sons had a book that allowed the reader to choose his own adventure. There were two different endings he could select, and they were fascinating. He was 11 or 12 at that time.
“I am active about 90 percent of the time, with the remaining ten percent used for relaxation, so reading is light. But I do read Business Weekly on a regular basis so I can learn about new businesses coming to town, and other items related to my position. And, of course, I read the daily newspaper.”