Oh hi! I missed you!
I'm still living in "Overwhelmed" World, but since we're in a new month I thought I'd pop in and say hi.
A note about the title of this post. I'm not grumpy. Maybe a little tired, but not grumpy. Really I could have used any adjective, but since I'm about to make a slew of confessions, Grumpy seemed to fit the bill.
Another note--these are just my thoughts. Surely you won't take offense to anything I say? If you do, I'll just pull the pregnancy card.
Confessions of a [Fill in Adjective Here] Reader
I've only finished three books in 2011. Two of those books were Young Adult and two of them were under 250 pages.
Sometimes I stare at my bookshelf and try to figure out a way I could read multiple books at one time.
I buy books with no intention of reading them right now. Not even next week or next month. Sometimes not even next year. But I still have to have them right now.
I never read dust jackets or the backs of books. Oftentimes not even when I've finished the book.
I go days without reading a single page.
Sometimes I could go weeks without reading a single page but force myself through a dozen or so.
I've had a few literary crushes. Edward from Twilight is one of them.
I used to be annoyed when people would ask how I found the time to read so much. Now I'm annoyed by the people who do find the time to read so much.
I almost always finish a book once I've started it, even if I hate it.
Big books take too long to read so I typically opt for shorter ones.
Sometimes I read my book in the morning while sitting in my car in the parking garage at work.
One time I finished a particularly sad book in the car in the parking garage at work and balled my eyes out.
I've cried while reading at the gym, on the plane, at work, in my bedroom, in a Walmart parking lot.
Sometimes a book is so moving I literally hug it to my chest and audibly sigh. Probably with my eyes closed.
There are SO many books I want to read right now. Until I'm without a book to read and then none of them sound appealing.
The most I've ever read in a year is 73 books. I have no desire to repeat that number. Not even close.
Sometimes I wonder if people who read a lot have a life. I'm sure people have wondered the same about me as well.
I hide at lunch to read. Sometimes this is the only time of the day I can read. If I don't get a personal lunch then I might go days without reading.
Without reading challenge I don't really know how to pick my next book. I finished a book on Friday night and still haven't settled on a new one.
I will never read all the books I own unless I stop acquiring new ones or get rid of old ones.
There are several books on my shelf I have absolutely no desire to read but can't get rid of them because I bought them.
I could get rid of all my husband's books without batting an eye but don't because they're his books. Even if he'll never read them and would never know if they were missing.
I hold on to books I didn't like because I think that maybe I'll read them again and like them better.
Holy Cow--just scrolled up and realized how many confessions I was up to. I could keep going. And going. And going.
So tell me, what are YOUR confessions?
I wish I could say that I'll have some posts this week but we started mandatory overtime at work and since I'm exhausted as it is I'll work my overtime in the mornings and at lunch--time usually spent reading or blogging--instead of working late. Overtime is only supposed to last for two weeks but unfortunately we're coming into a busy time and I see it lasting until that baby comes. I'm also still working on my continuing education. PS--if you work with me and read my blog, I'd love it if you said hi. Maybe you can just send me an email telling me your favorite ice cream? Ha!
Anyway, in the meantime I'll do the best I can do--but another confession: part of the reason why I haven't been blogging is because I haven't had time to bloghop or return comments. I need to let that guilt go.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday. My plan is to finally settle in on a new book and enjoy!
OOOOOH, BY THE WAY. Sign-ups for Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon are up! Have you signed up yet? I'll be 38 weeks by then and in no condition to do the 24 hours, but you bet your ass I'm signed up. I'm willing that baby to not come early. Stay put Little Baby Billy Sue!
Ok, now Happy Sunday,