Now that I’m not working anymore, one of my goals is to finally read some of the books stacked up by my bed. I have probably 15-20 books I’ve accumulated that I really want to read.
Some of you saw on my Facebook page that I actually managed to finish Firefly Lane. It definitely kept my interest and I love how it spanned many different decades. I just totally hated the ending. And then I was ok with it. And I’d finally moved on. Only to discover that the sequel Fly Away came out THIS WEEK. I wanted to rush right out and get it to find out…what the hell happens next??? But, I’m waiting.
I promised myself I wouldn’t by anymore books until I got through some more of that stack. So I picked up Me & Emma. I think it was a book club pick from last year…one I missed. I started it and it’s kind of depressing. No, really depressing.
So when my mom brought over one of the latest books from Sophie Kinsella, I jumped right into it. I have enjoyed all of her Shopaholic books. This one is not from that series. It seems to be a newer standalone novel. I laughed, I cried. I totally neglected my spouse and my children. I read it in less than four days. A record lately.
So now I’m deciding, what next? Do I finish Me & Emma? Do I start Lean In which I’m reading for an online book club or am I now to far removed from the business world to even care (ha…no!)? Do I read The Great Gatsby because of the movie? Hmmm…
Meanwhile, Stella has taken a break from Magic Tree House and Cam Jansen. She’s been enjoying a lot of the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series. The illustrator even gave her a Twitter “hello” after seeing the photo of her reading it in Starbucks! Now she’s on Ralph the Mouse.
It’s no huge surprise she’s an avid reader…I’m a reader, Andy’s a reader, my mom is a reader, my dad is a reader, Andy’s parents are readers, etc. We are definitely a family of READERS. Ha!
We love our books. And read them whenever we can…