Monday, July 30, 2012

Boring Blog

I wish a blog fairy would come over and make my blog look amazing.  Perhaps I have adult A.D.D., but I just can't seem to find the motivation and/or patience to sit down and make this blog look pretty.  So many of my friends have pretty blogs and they share their pretty blogs on Facebook so al their family and friends can see their goings on.  Me, not so much.  I write a blog post once in a blue moon and when I do, I never share it with anyone.  If anyone does happen by my blog it is a mere coincidence or possible very bad luck.  So if you are reading this, welcome to the ugliest blog on the internet:)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Getting My Read On

So far this year I have managed to read three books.  This is already an improvement of last year where I barely read three books for the whole year.  I haven't read these books by choice however.  I decided that with all the hype going on about the movie "The Hunger Games" and knowing I'd eventually cave and want to go see it, that I need to read the book first.  So I pulled out my handy iPad and downloaded "The Hunger Games".  I have OCD so once I start something I have to finish it and quickly.  I started reading the book around 9pm and read until 2am.  I started back the next morning and was done by noon.  Now "The Hunger Games" is the first book of three so given my OCD I HAD to finish the trilogy and finish it NOW.  No waiting, no relaxing reading before bed.  No, I had to get it done, so I downloaded "Catching Fire" book two of the trilogy.  I read through it in a day.  I took time out to feed myself and my children, run errands, and break up fights between my kids, I even showered so I'm not as obsessed as you might think.  By that evening I was downloading the last book of the trilogy, "Mockingjay".  I read through that book in one day as well.  I am glad I am done, because those books are down right depressing!!!  I don't know how it can be categorized as juvenile fiction.  I wouldn't let my kids read them.  The books definitely were not wrapped up in the nice bow that the "Twilight Saga" was wrapped up in.  Regardless of how I feel about the books, it felt good to be reading again.  I've missed it a lot and I hope this year I will read more than last.