I have always loved to read but I took a hiatus when the boys were little, you know, due to the lack of time thing. Oh and the fact that when I read I have a tendency to block out all other noise or activity going on around me. A bomb could go off and I would just keep on reading thinking I'll check that out when I finish this chapter.
Not really a good scenario when you have little kids running around, particularly one that knocks his own teeth out.
However, since they are now at an age where they are less likely to stick their finger in a light socket, I have taken my habit to a whole new level.
I devour books. On vacation last month, I finished the last book in the Harry Potter Series (Book 7 is BIG - caused grief with suitcase weights, let me tell you) and since I had run out of books, borrowed my mom's book.
I read Water for Elephants in 2 days.
I could barely put it down to eat and mix myself another drink.
I am pretty excited to see the movie which comes out later this month (Reese Witherspoon, yay!).
Now that was a good book. I can devour a mediocre book in 4-5 days tops.
I don't buy books. I am a huge fan of the library. Free and ample selection. I am all about that. I rarely re-read a book and we have a lack of storage issue in our house. Hence, no books.
Despite this we have boxes of books cluttering up our one storage space. Clearly I did not implement the no buying book policy soon enough.
When we returned from vacation I returned the last Harry Potter book (I really enjoyed the series and look forward to watching the movies) and the Jodi Piccoult book (I forget which one now) that had travelled to Florida with us and neglected to check out my usual 3-4 books.
This past week I was going into withdrawal.
I would sit down on the couch after supper with a cup of tea and go, now what?
I was reading the sale flyers in desperation.
It was bad.
Today, I visited my local library got a stack of completely new to me authors.
I am half way through the first book already.
To say I love reading would be kind of an understatement. It's practically like breathing to me.