What I’m Reading Wednesday: A novel idea


I’m sitting at the Nashville airport on my way home from the Lawn Care Summit, which was co-hosted by the Professional Landcare Network and the National Pest Management Association this week.

I’ve already been at the airport for a few hours and it looks like I’ll be sitting here for at least four more, thanks to Winter Storm Leon wreaking havoc on travel schedules all over the country. (By the way, when did they start naming winter storms?)

In any case, once I wrap up my email replies and other to-dos I should have a lot of time for reading, and I’m going to peruse the Hudson News stand for a magazine or a new novel to read for pleasure.

Why? Earlier this week I finished a book I’d been wanting to read for nearly a year. I think it was the first novel I’d read in at least six months. I read (and skim) nonfiction and business books often–and I have recently done so for a number of books for our upcoming February cover story on titles that have helped changed landscape professionals’ businesses. But I sometimes forget how relaxing, re-energizing and rewarding simply reading a novel can be, and I bet you might, too.

So, cutting to the chase, my reading suggestion to you this week is to pick a book–any book–and dig in.

Photo: Homero Nunez Chapa

Marisa Palmieri

Marisa Palmieri

Marisa Palmieri is an experienced Green Industry editor who's won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named her a Young Leader. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

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