Do you remember those nights when you were younger, hiding under the covers with a flashlight and the latest, bestest book? Ahhhh, those were the days! Now it’s propped up on the pillows with the latest, greatest booklight and whatever book I can get my hands on! I’m still reading until 2 in the morning (or later….I just don’t want to admit it, my mom might read this – LOL) and I’m still reading everything from the backs of cereal boxes to the 1,000 pages of The Pillars of the Earth. What is it that creates us readers? Those of us who are so consumed and needy when it comes to books? When I finished the novel I was reading last night that was only minimally entertaining but I needed to read so I read what I had in the house at the time; I lay there thinking and wondering why I did it. Why waste 3 hours reading a book when I could have been sleeping or playing with my blog or the cat that is in my hair right now as I write this or even throwing the “lil buddy” for my standard poodle….does anyone else have this problem? this almost obsessive desire to read, to escape for just a few moments that only a book can satisfy? Aaargh! And I cannot remember a time in my life when I did not use a book as an escape, or entertainment, or for research, etc. etc. but for purposes of this blog I guess what I’m talking about is books as an escape.
I wish you could see me right now, or someone could take a picture but no one is here and if I move then the cat will move. I have this gorgeous black cat that I rescued and I’m sitting in my orange “mama bear” chair with this black cat perched on my head purring and my laptop in my lap just typing away. This has got to be the funniest picture!
Sorry to digress, I simply had to share that with someone! It was too funny not to!
So, let me know – do you ever stay up late when you know you should not reading a book that only half-way captures your attention just because you need something to read? I’d feel so much better if I knew I wasnt the only one out here who does this craziness!