Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Read America, READ!

So I have a love of sue me. I get a little wrapped up in the books I read, my children sometimes struggle to get me to answer them when I'm in the middle of a book, and I don't have enough time to do all the reading I would like to. These are my downfalls I suppose. I LOVE TO READ. (Are you getting the just of this?)

I always have. It started at a young age, and has become an obsession. My dad, also an avid reader, doesn't help with my weakness. He is constantly passing me books that he's read. I LOVE it. I LOVE TO READ, did I already say that? I do. I can't help it.

This is just one small part of my house filled with books. I'll read anything I can get my hands on.

Tonight, I saw this in my living room... (I don't mean the crossed eyes, I mean the book!)

This was one of the first series of books I read. Grace is in 4th grade, and that's probably when I began to read this series. She's reading it because they are talking about pioneers in class. I read it, and the Nancy Drew series in the same year. Good times, good times.

This past year, I also joined a book club. We've read many different kinds of books. My husband makes fun of us every time we meet. He wants to know why in the world we'd talk about books that have a story that isn't real. (He's NOT a reader, can you tell? The extent of the reading from this man is a magazine or the Farmer's Exchange) I like it because we all usu sally have a different perspective of the book. It's interesting. It's intellectual. It's woman time away from home. Get my point?

I actually get up 1/2 hour earlier than I normally would so I can read over my breakfast. Course I usually have to stop at the most exciting part, and wake the kids up to get ready for school. Bummer!

I've also recently trained my kids to love to visit Barnes and Noble. To me, this is heaven on earth, and I'd love to kiss the man who dreamed up the place. Cozy chairs, books galore, and coffee to boot! I'm hoping in Heaven, there will be a GINORMOUS library!

Here's something I came across on a blog that I'm contemplating putting on one of my walls....

Isn't it cute? And so red, I love red.

Well, I'm sure I've rambled on enough. Time for the kids to go to bed. Maybe I'll finish the book I was reading this morning so I can get started on another one.....


  1. Wait a minute - you're in New Paris?? So close! And I also adore reading!! Adore it. You should give me a list of some of your favorite reads sometime...I'm itching for something new! (My last few have been lackluster...)

  2. I'm lovin' a fellow reader! All the Jodi Piccoult books are wonderful, as well as Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux (if you love fixing up an old house/mysterious old lady kind of thing!) Also, Robert Whitlow(Christian author) has a fabulous set of suspense books (The list to name one), Barbara Kingsolver also wrote a very interesting book, since I'm trying harder to live off my garden/canning, etc. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Very good read for winter. Maybe some of these will spark your interest!


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