11.16.2009

Susan would love to read a book again.
She used to read them. In fact she read so many books during her four hours on the train each day that she carried a back up book just in case. By the time she stopped commuting she was a little burnt out and took a vacation from reading. She still had the newspaper and magazines but they were different, so she started reading in the car while waiting for her son outside Tae Kwon Do
or during her daughter's guitar lessons
or while both kids were on the soccer field.
She read on the potty, while her family picked out their Xmas tree and while people had conversations with her. Obviously, if they were going to talk to her while she was reading they didn't care if she paid attention, so she kept reading. When she fell down the rat hole of unemployment she turned on the computer and read everything she had ever bookmarked which led her in all sorts of other directions including into the blogosphere.
Then she got a job and hasn't had time for anything with a binding and a title in months.
She knows she's pretty maxed out with obligations during the week, but maybe she can begin by squeezing an hour each Saturday & Sunday for a book.
She's going to think about what she's in the mood for.

4 comments:

Cupcake Murphy said...

Did you ever read The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen?

wimbittworld said...

I have that same problem Susan! I used to read about one book a day. Now, I am lucky if I get one book a month read. Good luck to you finding time and availability for restarting your wonderful hobby!

patti said...

Oh, I miss the library...

Dawn in Austin said...

Years ago, I started a tradition that has remained constant. Before bed, I take a bath. A long, warm, smell good bath, in which I spend about a half hour with a book.

The rule for bathtime was (and still is) DO NOT TALK TO MOMMY WHILE SHE IS IN THE TUB. UNLESS YOU ARE BLEEDING, DO NOT TOUCH THAT DOOR.

Even on the busy days, I know that I'll at least have half an hour with a good book every day. Am reading a great one right now - "A Quiet Belief in Angels"

Hoping you'll get into a book again soon.