Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Despite this romatized love of books and reading, I don't do as much of it as I would like. During the day there seems to be so many places to go or things to do. When there is a small window of oportunity, that window is quickly closed with requests for apple juice and snacks. It makes it very difficult to really get into what you're reading. At the end of the day, once all the loose ends are delt with, there isn't a lot of time either. Quite likely I would fall asleep before I got to the third page. Recently, however, I've found an opportunity to get a bit of reading in. Ballet!
My three year old LOVES ballet. She dances around the house all the time wanting to show me her "cool moves". We signed her up for Twinkle Toes once a week, which is a kind of pre-ballet class given through the city. For forty five minutes the parents wait in the hallway while their kids dance. That's forty five minutes of no one asking me for something. Forty five minutes where I'm awake enough that there's no danger of me falling asleep mid page. Forty five minutes where I can actually read a book again. I have a lot of them to get through. I have many books that I was given, borrowed or bought that have accumulated on my night stand. So I'm blowing off the dust, finally, and working my way through them one at a time.
As it turns out, it is also being made into a movie to be released December of 2012. Hopefully it will be release before the 21st, just in case the whole Myan Calender End Of The World thing is right. I've been wanting to read this book for a while and have even given it as a gift. I'll let you know if I recomend it. In the meantime, I'd love to know what are some of your favorite books? I'm always looking for new ones fill my nightstand with.