There is nothing I like better than completely losing myself in a good book. Burn the dinner-forget to do laundry-don’t answer the phone-total captivation…Its not like I wake up on any given Saturday morning and say “I think I’ll do absolutely NOTHING but read today”. It usually goes more like this: I decide to read for a bit while I’m enjoying my cappuccino in the morning. Sometimes I give myself a timeline, “I’ll read til about 9:00, then I’ll start cleaning“…I finally check the time somewhere around 9:30, “Oh well look at that…ya know the house really isn’t that bad, shouldn’t take long to clean. I’ll start about 11:00“. Make another cuppa, bury my head in the pages. Gotta tinkle (Wha??? I’ve had 2 cups already), don’t bother to check the time, can’t have been more than 1/2 hour….back to the couch. Hmmmm….tummy’s a rumblin’, some peanut butter toast sounds good, “hey waddaya know, its noon!” Switch to sweet tea, take my lunch to the couch, “I’ll just finish this chapter, then I’ll run the vacuum real quick, swish the toilet brush around in the bowl a little and it’ll be fine. It’s not like we’re neat freaks or anything.” Finish that chapter. Refill my tea glass, tinkle again (don’t judge me) Start another chapter…..”What’s that noise? Is that my phone? Yep, it is….oh its my Lukey calling me, probably wants to see how my day is going. What a sweetie! Wait….it’s WHAT time??? Holy crap he’s calling to tell me he’s on his way home!!!!!!!!!!!!” “What’s for dinner you ask Honey?? Cereal ok??? Cuz I’ve sat here on my fanny ALL day and never got around to getting anything out of the freezer for supper. And just so ya know, the house is still a mess! I’m still in my jammies! And pour your own cereal cuz I’m still reading!!!!!!”
Don’t you love that kind of book??
Here’s a short list of some of my recent reads that had me ignoring EVERYTHING:
“Room” by Emma Donaghue. **Very different, completely engrossing**
“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins **immediately followed by:**
“Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins **which led to:**
“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins **I love an author that makes me run out and buy the next book in a series before I’ve finished the one I’m reading!**
“The Pioneer Woman, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” by Ree Drummond **I adore her Blog, and her book based on how she met her Marlboro Man did not disapoint!**
“The Wierd Sisters” by Eleanor Brown **This was a free ebook from Sony for my eReader. I didnt really expect much but was very pleasantly surprised!**
That oughta get ya going for a minute! If you’ve never checked out GoodReads, do yourself a favor and take a look around the site. I’ve found books by authors I had never heard of by reading other readers recommendations (The Hunger Games series for instance) “Friend” me while you’re there, we’ll compare notes!! www.goodreads.com
P.S…..Luke never complains about the mess that is our house, or cereal for dinner on those days I lose myself. He’s a sweetheart like that, I’m keeping him!!!!