Friday, August 31, 2007

Same Song, Second Verse

Well, here I am again, explaining my blogger slackerism. Once again, I've been caught up in a book series. This month, it's Lynn Austin who's got me hooked. She's a Christian who writes historical fiction, and I'm caught up in the Refiner's Fire series. In fact, as I write this article I'm on the phone with my wonderful husband, asking him to run to the library before it closes to get the next book in the series. I feel somewhat like an addict, and maybe I should be ashamed, but I'm not. I am rather desperate and at times pitiful. I have been known to stay up reading until my eyes hurt, only to deeply regret it a few hours later when I have to pry myself out of bed. My husband tries to warn me (as he hands me a new Dean Koontz novel) that I'll hate myself in the morning, that I'll be miserable as I trudge along bleary eyed and cranky. Who is he kidding? He may as well change his name from "Wyatt" to "Enabler." Not that I'm complaining, I know he's right. I know I need to change my ways. But then, it's not in the knowing, is it?


Elysa said...

LOL! I can SO relate!!!! Sometimes I read til I'm nauseous...and sometimes I'll go get a few chips (all natural of courese ;) ) to help my tummy feel better so I can press on.

The worst I ever did was with T. Davis Bunn's THE GREAT DIVIDE. I stayed up til about 4:45 or 5:00 in the morning with that one only to have to get up a couple of hours later for church. But its one of those that after you hit about halfway, you just can't stop!!!

Jim was the same way with it but since he can read nearly twice as fast as I can, he got more sleep the night he finished it.

BTW, I'm loving your blog! Please don't be a slacker now that I've discovered it. I knew I liked you already, but now that I'm reading you blog, I'm realizing how much we really do have in common.

Sometimes it takes a while to figure these things out when we've got so many little ones running around!!!!!

See you Friday. :)