Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Different Kind of Whore

Piqued your interest, didn't I? Hmmm. Not even sure I can say "whore" on a blog, can I? I hope so.  Anyway, what I'm wondering is why I become such a book whore in the summer months? All I want to do is read. I get caught up in a great novel, or in a book series and that's it - I'm done. My family becomes invisible. Eating becomes optional. I tend not to pick up the phone at all. Here's how it goes: "Sure, Jack, you can watch another 6 episodes of Sponge Bob! No problem!"  And my poor husband...(lights are on at 3am) "Honey, are you okay? Why don't you come to bed?" "Yes, I'm fine, just let me finish this last chapter..." And so it goes. I just finished a lovely book called The Innocent. It is the first in a series of three (thank goodness I have two more to savor) and very similar to the Bolyen series that Phillipa Gregory wrote. I'm all about the historical fiction - love me some Queens, Kings and star-crossed lovers! What are you reading this summer? I'd love to hear your suggestions.

3 comments:

Jenn said...

I'm reading your blog for the summer. And beyond.

Karen said...

One summer when I was a kid I read the whole childrens section of our county library. No kidding. I love me a good book. And I totally get the whole nothing-else-happens-when-I'm-reading thing.I'm currently ready Eat, Pray, Love. I tried reading it once and couldn't get into it, but gave it another shot after a recommendation from Robin.

Kim said...

Well, how nice to see you on the blogosphere once again! I LOVE when you blog, so keep it up. I am usually a reading whore too during the summer months, but I havent started yet. Now that I have a laptop, I tend to be more of a blog whore. I have the
Sookie Sackhouse (?) series on my bedside, so maybe soon. Will keep you posted....keep blogging.