Monday, March 9, 2009

Addicted, Again.

This weekend Jimmy was out of town and I pretty much did one thing the whole time. Read. I read, and read, and read some more. All Friday night, most of the day on Saturday and with the exception of church all day Sunday.

Yesterday I finished the first book in series, read the second one and got a good chunk done on the third. Today, my eye balls are on fire (literally) but I'm know that won't stop me from rushing home and picking up my trusty book again.

I'm sure most of you (especially you moms out there) are thinking it must be nice to have nothing to do but read all weekend. Well there in lies the problem. I had stuff to do. I just didn't do it. I read instead.

I've been contemplating on what's worse: A book that is ok but not great. You read it from time to time, but have no real urge to pick it up. Or a book that is so amazing you don't want to do anything else but read it. It consumes your life and won't let go, but in a way that makes you feel happy.

I've always been a big reader, but this is getting a bit obsessive here.

I remember all through school they would encourage you to read. They'd even give you mandatory silent reading time after lunch. So in my mind reading is productive, good for you.

But Jimmy brought up a good point. What is the difference between him playing video games for hours on end ( which I always give him crap for) or me reading my life away? I have to admit he stumped me because I couldn't really think of any. Except that he has homework to do and I don't ( HA! Finally a perk of being done with school).

I really need to gather up the will power to put the book down when it's 2am and I have to be up at 7am that morning. I know I'm going to hate myself later but I keep thinking just one more chapter won't hurt.

I laugh when I think things like that because I sound like a drug junkie or something. But I figure there are worse things to be addicted to than reading right? Fellow book worms, back me up on this one?!

Lastly, on a different topic this little girl in my sunbeam class said the funniest thing yesterday. The sharing time was on choosing the right. The conversation between me and the little girl went like this:

Gloria: I'm going to always try to choose the right.
Me: That's good Gloria, it will be hard but I know you can do it
Gloria: Some people choose the left, and I don't want to be like them.

It took me a minute to realize what she was talking about, and when I did I died laughing. I'm not around kids too much, but man they do say some funny things.


Jessica said...

I love Gloria!

Megan said...

Can I have some of your love of reading? I sometimes wish I would enjoy reading more. What series are you reading right now?? I love little kids - they do say some pretty funny things. Glad to hear you are enjoying your calling!

Jody C. said...

i love little kids minds. they just say what they think!

I wished i loved to read like you do. I am glad you had a great weekend, but we missed seeing you! it was nice to see jimmy!

redstarmama said...

I am so right there with you, Liz. I have a serious time budgeting problem, and books are completely and wonderfully to blame!