Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NaBloPoMo Day 27: The reading

I didn't read very much in 2012. I was so stressed out from my job and worrying about not doing enough that I didn't make time for reading. When I did I was working one ticking books off for my Life Listlessly list. My mom did a survey of all the people in my family and all of her close friends who read a lot to come up with a list of the classics and not so classics that I should read before I die. Here's the problem, a lot of classics are depressing as all get out. So instead of balancing these classics with some more light hearted young adult fiction (which I love so dearly), I just tried to power through and instead ended up not reading very much at all.

(I also have problems where if I start a book I don't want to give up on it, no matter how much I dislike it, while sometimes persistence is a good thing...other times, not so much).

Recently, I've gotten back into reading again (which sounds horrifically sad, I love reading why would I ever put that on the back burner). And there are couple of reasons for this A. I now read aloud to Inspector Climate every night and I think reading is one of those things that the more you do it the more you want to do it you know? B. I restored a little balance to my book selection.

Today I wanted to share with you a recent read that I LOVED. It's not a classic (but I think it will be someday) - The Adventures of Kavelier and Clay by Michael Chabon. It's the story of young man who escapes from Nazi occupied Prague and makes it to America to live with his cousin. I was captivated from the very first page. After reading, I'd want to Inspector Climate everything that was happening in the story (which I'm sure he really appreciated).

Anyway, if you're looking for an amazing read for over your thanksgiving break - pick it up!


  1. ah, i love reading classics even when they are depressing! (i also find it so difficult to not finish a book, even if it was terrible.) and i'll add that book on my never-ending list of books to read:-) x

  2. Deidre....
    Okay. I am going to read this post. But before I do. I need to express something.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Friend!! ;)
    Confession. I am not much of a reader. I never have been!! Even though I am a prolific writer!! Weird, huh? But when I'm reading, all I want to do is write!! Create my own stories and "books"!! Maybe even write better than that specific published author.... Okay, now I am sounding hubris!! Sorry. ;)
    However. I read a book recently which did not thrill me too much. But I paid for it. With my money!! So, since books are not cheap, I finished reading it until the end. Which felt insane!! Then, I sent that book on its way to either Goodwill or Salvation Army!! It was gone!! ;-/

  3. That book sounds very cool! I have placed a hold on it at my local library. Thanks for the recommendation. I recently read The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult and I also recommend that :D