Sunday, December 30, 2007
My catch 22: reading
Many of you know I started a goal in November to always have my nose in a book (on top of the scriptures of course). You can see my shelf and link to shelfari link to see favorites and other list. I have been doing great. Since then I have read: Angela's Ashes, The Secret Life of Bee's, The Old Man and The Sea, half of Measures of a Man, James and the Giant Peach with Madisen, and last night finished Kite Runner. I for some unknown reason cannot get my self to read the biggest thing since sliced bread- the Vampire series, twilight, eclipse and something. I next am going to read God's and Generals.
What is the problem. I apparently have no self control. I read 20 pages of kite runner earlier in the week. Last night I put the kids down and cuddled under my down comforter to read. At 1 am Ben came to bed (my husband), I kept on reading. 3:00 am Benson woke up, Oh yeah I rushed him to bed without giving him his last bottle. Poor kid he was so hungry. I fed him and cuddled with now him and my book under the comforter.
At 4:30 am, 3 hours from getting up and starting the race to prepare for church, I put Bence in his crib with a tear stained face. I finished the last chapter and quickly dozed of.
It is probably a good thing for my kids that reading is not second nature to me. they would be ignored hungry bedraggled kids. My question is how do you get immersed in a book, and put it down. I know I am going to get the duh Kim you put it down and turn of the light. yeah obviously that worked last night!!!!
So on that note. besides the vampire series and Harry potter which against my families desires I'm just not into it, any recommendations !?!