It's summertime...Which, for me, means: out-of-control book binging, baby! Are you a book-aholic, too? Ah, what a wonderful affliction. :)
Then there's period after the book... (when I am still not very productive). You know what I mean--that delicious feeling when you are still under story's spell--it can last for days after reading it! You are re-living the best moments, mulling the story over and over--not wanting to let go, though the book is done. Lots of times I go back and re-read the best parts, reading slowly and savoring it since I'm no longer reading full-speed, gobbling up the story, like the first time though. Ahhh. I love a good book.
Here's the problem, I have a baby to take care of! And it's not like when I read I think, "Oh, I can hear my baby crying, but I'm just going to ignore him." Nope. I don't even hear my baby crying! (Isn't that sad!?)
I've escaped into the world of the book. Don't get me wrong, I love my life and my hubby and my baby...it's just, my life is pretty chill and simple. It's fun to live the cool, exciting stuff in a book--to put myself in another person's story. Then I come back into my own world, and I'm grateful for the characters and setting of my own tale.
When I read a love story (a good one, I'm a bit picky), I revel in it and wallow in sappy happiness...It makes me think of my own love story. Then, when I finish the book, I run to Partick and get all cuddly--he just laughs at me and thinks I'm a weirdo.
|My son, the budding bookworm. I'm so proud! :)|
To make matters worse, I am in a super cool book club, and we all enable each other in our book addiction! These ladies tell me about amazing books, lend me books, and worst of all....get me hooked on series! HELLO! I can't do SERIES! They take over my life till I finish them! (I don't think I spoke to my husband for three days when I devoured "The Hunger Games.")
Ok, Ok...I'm sure you know I am NOT upset with these ladies for "torturing" me with amazing reads. We have tons of fun and I've read some incredible books from their suggestions.
Which leads me to an announcement...drumroll... Throughout this summer, these super cool ladies in my book club agreed to tell write book reviews, telling us about their favorite books! (I will add a few too!)
|Ladies of book club! (Minus a couple who couldn't make it that night...we still love you!)|
So, I guess I will add to the book-addicts' problem by supplying more excellent books to read. I'm sorry.
Please, proceed with caution, read responsibly, take care of your children, and try not to pull all-nighters (or only occasionally). Cause for me, the next morning, when I'm suffering from a reading hangover (picture me sitting in my pjs, hair askew, mouth slightly hanging open, staring dazed at the wall while my crying toddler tugs on my clothes) I always wish that I'd shut my dang book at midnight.
*Sigh*...Someday, I hope I learn self-control. :)
Ps. Are you a book nerd? Let's hear about your reading addiction. (Maybe I'll feel better...Ha!) How bad has it gotten?
Pss. What are you reading this summer?
Psss. Moms, how do you fit in reading now that you have kiddios? I'd love to hear! :)
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