Friday, January 31, 2014

Oh for the Love

I have rekindled my love of books in the last 9 months or so.  I have always, always loved to read.  As a kid, I constantly had my nose in a book and would often fall asleep reading.  I would read while walking in the mall, so my parents had to guide me by holding my arms so I wouldn't run into people.  (That sounds pretty nerdy, now that I type it...)  But then, life got in the way.  First, I was a college student with too many mandatory reading assignments to have any pleasure reading.  Then, I was a new teacher up to my ears in lesson plans, grading, and paper work.  Shortly after, I was a new mom learning how to juggle a career and a child.  And then...I had Abby!  :)

But now, I feel like I have some time to read again.  And that feels SO good!  I usually read in the mornings as I get ready (while drying my hair!), and then I might read a bit after the kids go to bed.  But considering that I haven't felt like I had time to do even that for so long, it's pretty exciting!

I joined a book club last year that has really helped me branch out to different genres.  Before you scoff at the book club idea and picture a bunch of old women stuffing themselves with cheese dip and having deep conversations about the main character's motive and the author's craft, we are not like that.  We're all roughly around the same age, or at least in the same walk of life.  We all have young kids and look forward to our time each month to go out to dinner, chat, and discuss a book.  And yes, we do talk about the book at least some, contrary to our husbands' beliefs!  It is really fun, and I've enjoyed getting to know some of the other ladies better.

I'm currently reading Seal Team Six and it is excellent!  I'm learning so much about the military, and have a new appreciation for the training these crazy people have to go through!  I'm a little over half-way through it, and I find myself saying, just a few more pages before I put it down!

What about you?  What are you reading?

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