Today’s happiness is all about reading. I’ve been an avid reader for most of my life, but I confess that I don’t read as much anymore – not since Adam was born 10 years ago, and certainly not since I got my first laptop four years ago (which meant we had two computers in the family and I didn’t have to share with Tim any longer). But when I do read – especially when I read something I really like – I wonder why I don’t read more.
I had that feeling this week when I read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for book group. I started it Sunday, with the intention of reading 100+ pages (it’s a long book!) a night until I finished, hopefully in time for tomorrow night’s book group meeting. I finished it today at lunchtime – I couldn’t put it down! It was one of those books that I can’t wait to get back to, and at the same time, I don’t want to finish – because then I’ll be done with it. You bookworms know what I mean.
I’ve got another book waiting up by my bed (a Jodi Picoult book my mom lent me a while back) and I’m going to get started on it tonight.