Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Coming Up For Air

Can't blog. Busy playing Guitar Hero and watching Diego's Arctic Rescue like I'm getting paid for it.

Oh, and staying up until FOUR O EFFING CLOCK in the morning reading (i.e. going through half a box of Kleenex) The Time Traveler's Wife. This right here is why I can't read on a regular basis, people. I get a taste of the sweet sweet Novel and I'm like a crack addict: ignoring chores, loved ones, meals, personal hygiene, etc. just for the chance of sneaking in one more page of sweet sweet WORDS. No lie: yesterday I ate nothing but a packet of instant oatmeal and candy from my stocking until seven PM because I was so busy reading. Well, and also cleaning up holiday detritus and doing laundry and feeling resentful that even when it is still technically within the Twelve Days of Christmas (what, you don't celebrate all of them? Pssh. Amateur.) things like dishes and sweeping still kind of beg for your attention.

But there was a LOT of reading sandwiched in there. The low point was when my sister and a friend came over last night to (what else?) play Guitar Hero and American Idol with us, and I was stealthily trying to read in between my turns, then shoving my book under the couch and acting all nonchalant like, "What? Me, antisocial and rude and acting like this book is going to turn into a pumpkin and disappear at midnight? Never."

20 comments:

Scottish Twins said...

I am so lame - I'm waiting for the movie to come out so I don't have to waste my time reading the book.

I started a book last night too, but was able to put it down easily and head to bed after only an hour of reading. That's what you get when you open Sarah Palin's autobiography. lol

Marie Green said...

I get that way with books sometimes too. But not all books.

Also, we "celebrate" the 12 days of Christmas in that we don't take down our Christmas decorations or tree until they are over. It's nice to still have that stuff around for New Year's.

Happy reading!

Fran said...

I am the same way. I can usually read any book in a day because I ignore EVERYTHING else while I read it. Not all books, but the good ones. Most recent example... all 4 "Twilight" books in 3 days!! Yes, I am one of THOSE crazy Twilight people :)

Hillary said...

I have ALWAYS been like that with books. I don't even care any more if people think I'm antisocial. Reading makes me happy.

Suburban Princess said...

I am the same way! I have woken up on the bathroom floor with a book on my face after sneaking out of bed to read a few more pages!

Tracy said...

ha! i do that with books, too!

Elizabeth said...

Not every book is like that for me, but the ones that I do get into like that? I love it! And everyone else hates it and tells me how annoying I am. Hee.

Mrs. Haid said...

I read that book two or three years ago and it was the same for me.

Have you read other novels that have the same excitement? If so, I'd love a suggestion!

Shelly Overlook said...

I loved that book!

Michelle said...

I am the same way. The husband doesn't understand but I call it multi-tasking when I'm reading and doing other things. I have to make myself go to bed most nights or else I would stay up until 4 a.m.

Sarah said...

I read in front of company as well. It used to drive The Smartest Man Alive crazy, but I think he's given up the battle. If I could stay awake, I'd read all night. I just got a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble that I can't WAIT to spend!

Jana said...

"The Time Traveler's Wife" is definitely a great read! I do the exact same thing with books which is why I try to limit myself to 3-4 books a month. Otherwise, my kids would eat nothing but cereal and my house would be (more of) a wreck.

sagessa said...

I am the same way! I can't count how many times I've woken up with a book over my face because I've fallen asleep reading. I've even been known to walk and read at the same time. I get some strange looks, but whatever. People walk and text all the time now. I'm just doing something a little more old fashioned.

Chelle said...

My favorite book, ever. My copy of it is so dog-eared from reading and re-reading, it isn't even funny. I'm thinking of downloading it to my Kindle just to preserve the paper copy.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

I'm the same way with good novels. And I had to sob into my husband's chest for about an hour when that particular book was over. (Just a warning....)

Enjoy!

bat7mess said...

I love books! If I could I would spend all winter in bed reading. The Time Traveler's Wife was quite possibly my favorite book of all time. I am considering reading it again. And I refuse to see the movie because movies based on books almost always suck compared to the book.

Linzi said...

I told you that book was good!! Next you just need to listen to me and read the Twilight series!

Harvard Housewife said...

I do that too. Ignore the world until I get through a good book. It's so worth it to turn that last page, but then it's like WHERE's THE SEQUEL???

Good Enough Mom said...

Excellent post! I, too, neglect EVERYONE and EVERYTHING during the rare times that I am sucked into a good book..."Shower? Groceries? Cat puke on the floor? I'll deal with it after a few more pages..."

Shelly said...

I LOVE THAT BOOK!!!!! And I totally neglect everything when I'm reading a great book.