Capture the Everyday: books you're reading03/31/2011 at 9:28 am | Posted in Bloggy, snap happy | 14 Comments
Tags: books, eat pray love, ferris beach, magazines, photo challenge, rockabye: from wild to child
When I saw this week’s Capture the Everyday photo challenge, I wanted to hide my head in the sand.
I used to be an avid reader. I used to shun the TV to hurry upstairs and read in bed. I used to buy hardcovers because I simply couldn’t wait.
Books and I used to be tight. Before I became a mom.
I know, it’s no excuse. And, actually, I dipped my feet back in the water just after Small Fry turned two. I tackled Eat, Pray, Love (which I’d begun the very night I went into labor). I devoured Rockabye: From Wild to Child. I cracked the spine on Ferris Beach (but didn’t finish it).
But since I became pregnant, this is the extent of my reading:
Don’t ask me why. You’d think a book would be the perfect escape from the sickness and discomfort. But there’s also something infinitely satisfying about reading magazines. And watching bad TV.
Reading books just feels like too much work right now. I don’t have the energy to become invested. And I can barely keep my eyes open past 8 p.m.
But. I can’t wait until books are once again a big part of my life. Because they will be.
You know, when the kids are in college.
Okay … your turn! What are you reading right now? What are your favorite books? Any suggestions for my reading list?