19 Jan 2012, 9:59am
Of Food and Love:
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    Reading is the new sexy.

    Meet my husband’s nightstand.

    Meet my nightstand.

    When I was younger, there was not a day to be found where I didn’t have a book or bookS on my person, in my car, or within arms reach.  Voracious.  The word I would use to describe my appetite for reading.

    After having kids, reading fell off my map of priorities.  I was consumed with the perils of puke, excavating excrement, valley of the shadow of sleepless nights, the sea of forgetfulness, the landfill of laundry.  You know, the joys of motherhood :)

    It wasn’t until recently, a friend of mine recommended I read Year Of Wonders and what a fantastic read it was!  Hooked, once again, and aching to read.  So, I dug through my books, pulled out a classic.  Anna Karenina.  Oh, Anna, *sigh*.  When I was in college I did paper, after paper on this book.  I hated Anna by the end of my 10 week quarter and was aghast when my professor confessed to re-reading this book EVERY summer!  It’s not an easy read, at all.  But I’m determined to read this book again, and so far, I’ve gotten a few pangs in my chest, remembering how I connected with certain characters and recalling why I loathed others.  I love how my brain is waking up.  It’s so dusty up there.

    Now, I’m good for at LEAST a 6th grade level conversation with any passing adult.  For while, I was stuck around 2nd grade, and even that was hard for me.
    Reading is DEfinitely the new sexy, for me.

    19 Jan 2012, 10:15am
    by Deborah Kordecki

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    Reading hasn’t really excited me, good intentions fall by the way side more often than not but I have to say Misha you are a motivator. So many times I will start a good book but when I put it down I can’t seem to get back to it with the same enthusiasm. Getting into bed with that book may be a better way to start it again.

    19 Jan 2012, 10:17am
    by Mommy Hobbies

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    I love you, Deb! I hope you do snuggle down with a good book and a nice cup of steaming tea…banana bread would hurt, either ;)

    ha! Steve and i read year of wonders together when we were first married!

    I enjoyed your post over at Jocelyn’s blog. This post reminded me of how I need to go find some good fiction to read. It seems like since I had kids all I ever read is the Book of Mormon and nonfiction (not that either of those are bad, but really, a woman needs some good fiction in her life!) I think I’ll go pick up some children’s classics… ease back in.

    20 Jan 2012, 12:44pm
    by Mommy Hobbies

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    Thank you for stopping by. So glad you enjoyed my post. It came from the deepest part of me.
    And, yes, my reading has completely atrophied. Time to resurrect it!!

    I too described my reading appetite as “voracious”!!!

    I decided to record everything that I read this year! One down and currently reading one now.

    20 Jan 2012, 12:44pm
    by Mommy Hobbies

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    What genre do you prefer reading??

    Really anything! I love suspense, historical fiction, courtroom drama, christian romance, non-fiction, hahaha!

    My first book of the year was The Help.
    Now I am re-reading my favorite series (The Cheney DuVall M.D. series by Gilbert Morris).

    20 Jan 2012, 12:52pm
    by Mommy Hobbies

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    Ahg!! Give me a good mystery, or historical fiction any day. I LOVE those. I read most all of Gilbert Morris’ books when I was 14!!! Ohmygosh. And I really want to read The Help. If you want to join in, online I have an FB group where we’re reading Anna Karenina :)

    The Help was excellent!!

    I think I will join your group! I haven’t picked up a classic in a while! Now I need to visit the library. :)

    20 Jan 2012, 1:17pm
    by Mommy Hobbies

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    k, add me as a friend on FB. I tried to add you but we need to be friends… :)

    I subscribed to your Mommy Hobbies page a couple weeks ago as “Jen Lord”. Is your book club on there?

    20 Jan 2012, 1:26pm
    by Mommy Hobbies

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    no, it’s separate.

     

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