November 5, 2016 § Leave a comment
To file under “things that are not as awesome as they sound”: being forced to lay in bed not really moving for 3 days.
I threw my back out 3 days ago. Haven’t been able to stand up straight since. I managed to make the drive up to my parent’s house after the first day so they could chase children around while I lay on ice packs. Fortunately my three-year-old knows that fashion should not fall victim to situations like this.
white bedazzled headband. #glamour
The silver lining is I’ve had some time to read (when I’m not too dazed from the Norco.)
Since having kids I just haven’t had the time, energy, or attention span to really get into books. I never fully quit reading, but it was no longer a part of my daily routine. And eventually I hit a point where I felt like my reading muscle had atrophied. That part of my brain wasn’t functioning anymore. Almost every single book I picked up I struggled to get into.
So the past two months I decided to make reading a priority.
It took a little effort on my part to sit down and open up a book as opposed to zone out and watch Ep 9, Season 3 of SATC for the 30th time in a row while simultaneously browsing social media on my computer. But eventually it paid off.
Because once I got back on board it became easier. And I had forgotten how much the right book can open up the world and change the way you see things. I had forgotten how much I really love reading.
And since people are always asking me for book recommendations, and I am always looking for book recommendations, and more than once I have started reading a book only to be realize, a few chapters in, that I had already read that book a few years ago and just didn’t recognize the title, I figured it can’t hurt to start writing down a few thoughts about the books I’ve been reading.
So brace yourself. Things are about to get crazy.
P.S. Previous book “reviews” can be found here.