Friday, December 05, 2008

I've only read a few books (or Friday night plans)

Other than books about my baby (Dr. Sears, Baby 411, Bringing Home your Newborn, Girlfriend's Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood, the Milk Memos), I have only read 4 books while on maternity leave. At first, I was just trying to figure out what to do with the baby all the time - should I put him down, should I pick him up, was he hungry, did he have a dirty diaper, etc. Once I learned some of that stuff, I picked up Pillars of the Earth since I figured it would be good to read something nice and long. I loved it and then thought I might as well read Twilight before the seeing the movie. Now I have been reading the whole Twilight series and I am totally sucked in. I have always been a fan of fiction in general and series particularly. When I was a teenager, my mom used to make me read one classic for every Sweet Valley High book that I read. I moved on to other books as I got older, but I have always been a sucker for series. I go back to work in a month and I feel like I should have read better and more books while I was out. On the other hand, I'm so entertained by them that I might just let myself off the hook.

And, that is our Friday night plan. We are all together in the TV room - I am reading (my entertainment), Josh is playing Gears of War 2 on his Xbox (his entertainment) and Thomas is asleep in his bouncy chair.

3 comments:

Joanne said...

I've had a feeling I would get sucked into Twilight too so I've been avoiding it. I was a complete SVH nerd, so after reading your post I'd doubly sure I'd get hooked into Twilight! ;)

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

I love Pillars of the Earth--always a good read. And the prequel or sequel or whatever the other book that goes with it was good too, but not as good as the first.

You're the second person I know to mention the Twilight books this week--may have to go check them out.

A friend's son (4th grade) lent me the first James Patterson Maximum Ride book this week--also lots of fun.

Much love,

Joanne

Mindy said...

Tyler wants to read Twilight too, he is a reading machine! He is reading the Lord of the Rings series right now. I'm totally into Jodi Picoult right now. Oh and Tyler and I have read all the Maximum Ride books, we agree with Joanne, they are good!
Mindy