Friday, June 4, 2010

confession

I love to read.

Books are a wonderful gift and I have always, always had a few of them going at once.

That being said, I have a confession...

Since Josiah came home nearly 9 months ago, I have not read a single book in it's entirety.
{Unless you count Elmo or Sandra Boynton books ;-) }

I've started books or tried to finish ones I started ages ago, but have failed. Miserably. And that's ok because mamahood {and sleep, and work, and life, and the occasional mindless television} come first.


But since we're about to head out on a week long beach vacation {and because I'm working on rediscovering things that I enjoy for me}, I'm thinking that this is the perfect time to start, enjoy, and finish a book. As my husband and son frolic in the waves, I will have a few moments to happily flip pages and read to my heart's content on the beach. Heavenly.

So, please, do share if you have any suggestions! What's on your summer reading list? Is there a goodie that you've enjoyed lately? Perhaps I'll enjoy it, too! I've been out of the reading loop far too long.
Thanks a bunch!


Now excuse me while I go read this book with my boy
for the millionth time...


reading

19 comments:

  1. I am not sure what type of books you like but here are a few that I have enjoyed: Dear John (It's a movie now) warning its a tear jerker!; Tori Spellings books are good especially Mommyhood (I know I never thought I would be saying that- tee-hee!) and she has a new one coming out the middle of June. Those are the only ones that I can come up with off the top of my head. I am the same way with reading although I am trying to get back into it. I use to fly through books! Now it takes me weeks because I just don't have the time with a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old. Good Luck and HAPPY reading:) You will have to share what you end up reading and what you thought about them:)

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  2. Rach,
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kristen Billerbeck's books. Especially the Ashley Stockingdale trilogy and the Spa Girls trilogy. They are fairly mindless, Christian chick books. Great for beach reading. (I am a huge reader too, and am not sure what I am going to do when our little man comes home!)

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  3. I just asked for beach reads for my vacation. My favorite

    "People of the Book."

    It was remarkable. Brilliant but not stuffy, engaging but not "cannot put it down," and it made you think without thinking too hard.

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  4. I just read The Help, which was really good. Not really beach reading, though. Have you read any of Tamara Leigh's books? They are quick reads that are hard to put down! Jane Green is a favorite, too. Any books by those two authors would be good options! Have a wonderful time reading on the beach!

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  5. Anything by Karen Kingsbury is good. She is a great Christian author. I would start with Ocean's Apart. That has been my favorite of hers.

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  6. I'm nearly finished with The Memory Keeper's Daughter. It's awesome :)

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  7. Aside from medical stuff, I don't think I have finished a book for myself in 7 years! LOL. That being said though, I am expert on dinosaurs, dragons & sharks. Wish I could help.

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  8. Read Crazy Love if you want your world rocked. Have a wonderful vacation.

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  9. Hi Rachel - I love reading your blog. We also have a son adopted from Korea. I've never commented before, but I can't miss the opportunity to recommend "The Marvelous Journey Home" by John M. Simmons. A wonderful story about a family who adopted from Russia, with a beautiful parallel about death and "going home". I know that sounds kind of strange - you've got to read it! It's about $24 new, but they have them used on www.Amazon.com for under $4. Have a great vacation!!

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  10. Me again Rachel - just realized my post says it's from "Paul", it's actually "Debbie" :)

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  11. Rachel- Love reading your blog and hearing your story! I don't think I've ever commented before, but I love the books by Emily Giffin. They are very good and very easy to read...perfect beach books! You should be able to find them at a Borders or Barnes and Noble! Enjoy your vacation! God Bless!!!

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  12. With a little one about, it's tough to find time to read...and anyway, soaking up all those baby moments are so worth putting the books off. :)

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  13. Emily Griffin books (something borrowed; something blue) are really good, easy beach reads. I heard her new book is good, but sad.

    I just finished reading a character-driven (i.e. not focused on CSI details) called Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard that was excellent.

    I also just started the trilogy by Steig Larsson, which are very similar to John Grisham books but set in Europe, and they are really good too. The 1st one is called The Girl w/the Dragon Tattoo.

    I am also starting Eat, Pray, Love which many people have recommended, but I'm only 50 pages in to it.

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  14. Just read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Redeeming Love...both very good! I love to read, too. I try to get in 10-20 minutes a day, right before bed.

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  15. Sorry I can't help with a book - I'm not a reader - I would be one of them in the water. Have a great time !!!

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  16. Where should I start? I think a good Jane Green novel - they are a good beach reads :)
    Or the Last Summer ( of You Me) by Ann Brashares or Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane

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  17. Eat Pray Love would be a great beach vacation read if you haven't read it yet! Also Kristin Hannah books are a good beach read. I've also heard good things about the author Aimee Bender recently but haven't checked her out.

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  18. Oooo, I'm totally lovin' all these great suggestions! Thanks friends!

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  19. Dog on It by Spencer Quinn. I am not a usually fan of private detective books or a pet person, however this one won me over! It is a fun, fast, easy read, it's narrated by the dog. Laugh out loud funny.

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