Saturday, August 1, 2009

I am addicted to books.

Seriously. I know I have confessed this before. I must have. It's a serious addiction. I cannot walk into a book store and leave without buying something. It's worse now than ever before, because I also end up buying something for my daughter.

Yes, you think, it is important for our children to read and be read to. Of course, I say. Everyone needs their own personal copy of "If You Give a Pig a Pancake," regardless of what I just *knew* my husband would say when he saw the title. (Go on, don't think too hard, you'll come up with something that works!)

As for me, I bought myself a copy of "Firefly Lane," by Kristin Hannah. I had heard about her months ago, and put her on my look into list. And then I seem to have heard about this book more and more over the past few weeks, and so, well, I picked up the book, saw how huge it was and simply got sucked in. I looked at the book at Border's this morning, had a $2 off coupon (off my little one's book, too, so that helped!) and sucker that I am, I bought it!

I read the intro chapter, and man, I was ready to bawl. Having recently lost some long-time friends (lost them as in our friendships, they're both still well, thank goodness!) starting these pages and seeing the main character reflecting back on a best friend she had recently "lost," well, let's just say I'm in it for the long haul, I'm quite sure.

In the meantime I'm reading "The Senator's Wife," by Sue Miller, after having finished "Julie and Julia," by Julie Powell. More on that later, I'm off to listen to more Laurie Berkner with my daughter to relax a bit. And then I'll read some more ... and more ... and ... well, you get the picture!

Happy Reading, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I love books, too. I only recently re-discovered the library. Cheaper.


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