Sunday, January 18, 2009

In search of a good book...

I love to read! There was a time when you would never see me without a book in my hand. I am particularly fond of fantasy books. Anything that will give me a break from reality. I tell you this so that you will grasp the significance of this statement. I don't think I have read a book in several months now. Probably close to three or four. I do not look at this as a lofty accomplishment, in fact I am a little ashamed to admit this. Lately it seems that I just can't find one that I can sink my teeth into. I went through the whole Twilight phase a while back and I re-read a lot of things that were familiar, but I don't think I have read a new book for quite some time. Some of my problem is that age is starting to catch up with me. I lay down to read, and I am suddenly waking up two hours later. I can't open a book without falling asleep. I remember when I was a kid and I could read all night without getting tired at all. What is happening?! I am reading a book right now that I really didn't like when I started it, and given the choice I probably would have just given it up. However I am reading it for my book club so I guess I just need to persevere and finish it. Part of the problem is that I don't like books that are too realistic, or have too much injustice in them. This book is set in the south in the 60's so as you can imagine it has plenty of both. I read to get away from reality, not to be smacked in the face with it. 

I have to say I love books, I miss them. I have been almost in mourning for them the last few months. It is like loosing an old friend. The problem is that I have no one to blame but myself. Friends don't stick around if you don't at least give them a call to talk. I have a stack of books that I could read, and if I run out I am sure that my husband has about a million suggestions just off the top of his head. I am spending way too much time online lately, and I have been working quite a bit too. But neither of these are good excuses. I guess I just need to find the time and put the effort into getting back into reading. No time like the present, right.....

3 comments:

Taylor said...

Oh great. Is this month's book not very good? I ordered it off Amazon because the library was out, and it won't get here till tomorrow. I may only have half finished by Thursday!

Find a good book already! I get my reading list from you, and I need a new book too!

Sarah said...

I am starting to actually like it more now that I am almost done.

Crazy? Who's Crazy? said...

Give me a feel for what you like to read outside of Twilight (a favorite of mine, too) along with many others and I will send you a list. My dad supplies me with more books than I can keep track of.

 
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