Friday, August 1, 2008

Unusual Cravings

It's the end of the week and I am tired- as usual. But funnily enough, what is mostly occupying my mind is the urge to read. Read, and read, and read. When I was single I used to read at least a book a day. And this was despite my hectic, alcohol-laden, sleep-deprived, nicotine- saturated life. I haven't been able to read more than 5 books a year since I got married and had kids. I'm sure a lot of moms could relate. Livi made it a resolution to read 10 books this year and I was thinking of doing the same for next year. But, seeing as it is only August, I figured I would give myself a short list of books to read before the end of the year. Here are some choices:

The complete set of "Conversations with God" by Neale Donald Walsch. I've always been ambivalent about religion and faith and this book set came highly recommended by a friend. I've already started on book 1 and so far it is quite interesting.

"Ella Enchanted". Another thing my QA friends would snort themselves to death over is the fact that I love children's books. I love how the simple language can create complex worlds filled with lessons. I love how everything is so bright, well-described, easy to understand and profound all at the same time. I skimmed through this book for a class in college and I've always meant to re-read it at a leisurely pace.

And to escape reality all together, I would need my dose of fantasy. Becuase Robert Jordan (or whoever is finishing his masterpiece series) hasn't come out with the rumored last book of "The Wheel of Time" series, I am currently reading George R.R. Martin's series " A Song of Ice and Fire". It's a terribly convoluted series with politics, death, dragons, and magic. I love it.

Wish me luck folks! And any suggestions for new books are welcome!


**meg** said...

Hey, I love kids' books too! My favorite is Margery William's "The Velveteen Rabbit". The fun part is, I didn't get to read it until I was 21. Haha!

vicki said...

I know what you're saying. There are loads of kids books I want to read (which I should have read when I was a kid).

YourBoyFriend said...

I understand you on all points. I love to read, but with a wife and six kids, I just don't always get the time.

vicki said...

Glad that dads feel the same way! =)