Friday, January 28, 2011

Reading any good books?

I've noticed that in the last several years, probably since college, I slowly stopped reading for fun. Life got in the way of that pleasure. Between home, job, kids and everything else--reading got pushed out. On the other hand, though, I was watching a lot more TV. It seemed like I was up to date on all the latest shows and knew what was on each of the network channels. It turns out that a bunch of nonsense, depressing junk was on! Shows that were about murders, kidnapping and other horrible things happening to people or the 'light-hearted' shows that were all about back bitting, lying, hurting people and rejection. Slowly I started losing interest in hearing about and watching all the awful things people do to each other and suddenly I had a lot more time on my hands! Turns out you can do a lot more productive things when you're not stuck in front of a TV. :) We've enjoyed a lot more family time and I've enjoyed a lot more alone time and down time for myself. Now I can't wait to get to my book on the nightstand while the kids are napping or once they've gone to bed. I haven't even noticed that I'm missing something "good" on TV.

Do you have time to read? It's such a great habit and relaxing! I've loved finding books that are uplifting, full of life skills and teachings and good reminders of how to treat people I'm in relationship with.

What books are you reading?


  1. No, I don't have time to read, but I am making myself lately before bed even though some nights I'm exhausted. I am almost done with The Hunger Games - awesome - although it is about a futuristic setting in a fight to the death. :P You might like it.

  2. Any book by Sophie Kinsella (but especially the Shopaholic books) are a total guilty pleasure for me. They have a bit of bad language (it's their culture, and yes I can say that because I'm married to a Brit who will back me up ;)), but it's by no means over the top and they are just FUN books.

    I'm also trying to make my way through the list on and am reading the Davinci Code finally. I have to say, it's very interesting and well written, but I don't know how in the world anyone could think that it would rip the church apart. If someone actually believed any of it, it says more about THEM, I think. And Dan Brown says in the beginning that it is purely fiction!


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