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Society Can Wait. I Have a Book to Read!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Society Can Wait. I Have a Book to Read!

I planned on joining the rest of society again today.  You know, maybe playing with my kids, writing a meaningful new blog post, going to bed at a normal hour...that sort of thing.

But I can't.  The library actually had Catching Fire (book two in The Hunger Games series).

A little tattered and torn, maybe, but that's what I love about books.  No matter how ratty the cover, the words stay the same.

I read The Hunger Games in two sittings, finishing it late last night.  I was sorely disappointed that I would have to wait another twelve hours or so to get to the library (where I would likely find out it had been checked out anyway).  I figured I'd have to make a Barnes & Noble run.

I dragged the kids to the library this morning and made a beeline for the Young Adults section (I know, right?!).  And it was actually there...on the shelf...begging me to check it out.

And so, I'll start this book rather than attend to all those important things I had planned on doing today.  Like parenting.

Have you read The Hunger Games series?  I don't know why I held out for so long!

PS - I am totally kidding about the whole "I'm-not-parenting-today" thing.  I'll probably read this tonight.  When it's easier to not parent.

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4 Comments:

At August 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Julia P F said...

Haha. I love LOVE having a great book. Although it does totally derail m plans for things like showering, making lunches, etc (kidding) (maybe). Enjoy! I think I'm the only one on the planet who didn't really like the Hunger Games. Hope we can still be friends!!,

 
At August 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM , Blogger CK Mangold said...

Love your blog! Found you via the blog-train.net. I'm like you...held out reading the HUNGER GAMES but once I started I couldn't put them down. Luckily my three are all teenagers and they let me read all three in three days! Although, it was hard work getting to them to stop telling me what was going on in the books as I read them! LOL Three Mango Seeds

 
At August 15, 2012 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

Ohhhhh you need to read it! I resisted, thinking Twilight was enough Young Adult reading for the next decade or two, but then I caved and they're really good books. Smart and very well-written! Seriously, you must read the first one at least!

 
At August 16, 2012 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

I am in hurry for my babies to grow up but things like that - being able to read an entire book in peace - sure sound nice!!

I'll be checking our your blog, as well. Thanks for stopping by! :)

 

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