Monday, April 21, 2008


I swear it feels like that's what I'm going through. Oh, okay, that's a tad melodramatic. But still. I desperately need some time to read. I can't even seem to get caught up on blog reading. I've been in a major slump lately. Not due to lack of motivation, just due to lack of time left over after all the must-dos. I've only finished one book this month. Just one.

Considering this, it probably sounds ridiculous to admit that I officially joined Lynne's I Heard It Through the Grapevine Challenge. My list. Couldn't help it. What can I say.

And I bought a book at Barnes & Noble last night. One I'd never heard of, but couldn't resist once I laid my eyes upon it. The Hollow People by Brian Keaney. Shouldn't have. Don't really need to add these teetering piles of TBRs. Again, couldn't help it. Again, what can I say.

Annie and I spent the afternoon at the library. I just love sitting in a little cubby at the library to work. Don't really know why. I was good. Only checked out books for homeschooling. The Human Lifecycle, by Rufus Bellamy. The Human Body for Every Kid, by Janice VanCleave. The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems, by Melissa L. Kim. A Nation Torn, by Delia Ray. The Trial of John Brown, by James Tackach. And The Underground Railroad in American History, by Kem Knapp Sawyer. I'm sure they will all be interesting. Yet somehow not really the pile I would have liked to haul home from the library.

An interesting side note. Annie noticed something as she was writing thank you notes for her birthday gifts. Our best friends are the Reeds and the Wrights. Read and appropriate for this family. But in all these many years I never noticed it before. Kinda cool.


Jennifer said...

Darling, I really think you need a 12-step program for reading challenges! LOL! Sorry you haven't had much reading time lately.

Reeds and Wrights - TOO funny!

Chris said...

Don't worry're not the only one in a reading slump...I've been in one all year I think! Another challenge eh? I'm saying no!! At least it's only 3 books, but I could easily come up with a list of 50 for that one! I love that you have friends named Reeds and Wrights...cracks me up!

cj said...

It sounds like an interesting challenge but...

And the Reeds and the Wrights? How perfectly suited for you!


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Love the Reeds and Wrights friends, too funny!

I hope you get some time to read soon. I don't know how you do HALF of what you do, including homeschooling. I've been scrapping some lately, so my reading has really been suffering too. I miss it too, especially this time of year. It's warm, almost hot, so I won't be able to sit outside and read much any longer. I love reading outside this time of year though, so I need to concentrate on that :)

Have a good week!

gail@more than a song said...

I'm behind on blogs and reading! Trying to regroup today and then find some books for Lynne's challenge!

Carl V. said...

The Reeds and the Wrights, that is so fantastic! There is the makings of a short story right there. :)

Nymeth said...

The Reeds and Wrights...that is just too perfect for your family!

I hope you manage to get out of that reading slump in the near future!

Stephanie said...

OK...and I thought *I* was crazy with the challenges!! I think you might be a tad worse than I am, but I have been thinking about that challenge too!! It's a sickness, I swear!

Anonymous said...

i totally think you can experience reading withdrawal! definitely.

its terrible... its as if your soul doesn't gets withdrawal from lack of nourishment...!

i had a look for that book you mentioned on amazon. i'm assuming you mean the dark cover with the tower in front of the moon? that is just beautiful!! its amazing how much difference a cover can make.

Debi said...


Yep, that's the is beautiful, isn't it? I tried to resist, but simply couldn't. :)