I have always been this kind of reader. I will start a book and I literally don’t want to put it down until I finish. This has always been a problem, for thirty-five years of marriage and twenty-nine of those raising children, it has been a problem…mainly because my life hasn’t ever let me read like that. Oh, to be ten years old again!
So my big compromise has really been reading my fiction during Christmas vacation, Spring vacation and summer vacation; I read non-fiction very differently…but that maybe is another post. So a few days before our trip, I went and got one of my favorite authors and packed her in my backpack, hoping to possibly open her up during the car ride south. Alas, it was not to be because of leaving at night and then white knuckling it through Indiana’s big storm.
I have also been trying to keep up with the ‘slices’ before Dave tries to get me in the car for at least one adventure every day. Today it was very hard, because I woke up at 1:00 am and decided to crack open my book to get myself sleepy. I read for three hours before I felt even a little tired. I woke up, sliced and then it was off to the antique shops and then to a beautiful state park. I love to be in new places, but now this book just has me hooked, I can hardly think about any thing else. I probably will end up finishing this book in the middle of the night, however, if I do that, what will I read on the way home?
I’m wondering if anyone else out there reads like I do. I would love to hear how you manage your reading life.
Signing off for now…I’ve got to get back to my characters. xo