I have some serious guilty pleasures. I love books. Adore them really. I could probably send a box of books to each of my followers on here and still have at least twice that much left! I used to read wonderful, thought-provoking, intellectual books. The Lovely Bones....disturbing and difficult to get past the first couple chapters, but beautiful in the end. In the Time of the Butterflies....heart-wrenching and complex. If anyone is looking for a purely exquisite, magical story, Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni definitely fits the description. All those wonderful books! And then children happened. And then diabetes happened to Lily. And my brain turned to mush. I can't bring myself to read books that make me think anymore. But I don't want to give up reading either. So, I have taken up cheesy, horrible, historical romances. I don't know why. Seriously, I can't figure this one out! I love reading them though. I get to lose myself completely in the story for a little bit. Never mind that they are all basically the same story told over and over again, that there's rarely anything surprising about them. You know what's going to happen at the end. Boy and girl fall in love and get married and live happily ever after. And yet, I can't seem to help myself from buying another one. $6 a book and I only read the darn things once and then don't have any idea what to do with them! I can't even seem to give them away! Maybe I should glue multicolored paper to them and let the kids use them as building blocks......
I think I need a bit of sleep. Off to bed I go! Hope all you d-mommies get a great night of sleep!
I love books too...I even love textbooks, science ones at that. I laugh because I'm not sure if we have more of a problem storing all of the kids toys or all of my books. And some of them are completely unnecessary books that I read just once but I can't part with them because I remember when I got it, why, and the state I was in when I read the book...kind of OCD, right?! My mom and I share books until recently as she just got a Nook and now I'm feeling I may need to join in, but it's hard to give up those wonderful page turning lovely books!ReplyDelete
I love a good book....but I feel like I haven't gotten into one in awhile.ReplyDelete
I should change that.
So fun to learn another tidbit about you :)
I love books too and yet somehow I am just too wiped out at the end of the day to even THINK of reading one! Usually when I do it is about parenting or D. Mostly I have just turned to watching TV shows on the internet and I wonder "what the heck has happened to my bookworm self?" I completely understand the need for escape and books that repeat a predictable, happy outcome. After all..our daily lives wit D are totally unpredictable and it is nice to have something with an outcome you can count on!! I did just pick up Water for Elephants at a used bookstore and it is the first book I have gotten engrossed in for quite a long time.ReplyDelete
Problem with me, is once I start a book, I'm not disciplined enough to stop reading it every now and then. It is a marathon! So I'm into the quick reads now too...when I do read. :(ReplyDelete
OK...you forgot to mention...the sex! "Boy meets girl, they fall in love, ... have great sex....then get married." Sorry, I just had to add that in there - hehe.ReplyDelete
Hehe...Reyna, what's a cheesy romance without great sex? And don't forget the very descriptive mentions of his "manhood"!ReplyDelete
Oh, how I miss reading! These days, I pick up a book, and within minutes, I'm asleep!ReplyDelete
I'm giggling over Reyna and Cindy's comments. :)
LOL...on the "manhood" comment Cindy. WOOT WOOT.ReplyDelete
I'm a diabetic from the UK. I'm a keen reader too and The Lovely Bones is my favourite novel. The story about the selfless husband in your last post is amazing too.
Oh how I miss reading a good book...used to be one of my favorite past times and now I rarely get the chance.ReplyDelete
It's nice to get lost in a great story once in awhile!