This weekend, I did something I haven't done in a long time: I made the conscious decision to neglect all of my household duties so I could simply read a good book. Don't misunderstand; I always have a book or two on the go, which I read in snippets here and there. It's just been a long time since I sat on my arse for two days, doing nothing but reading.
I started "Water For Elephants" by Sara Gruen around 4pm on Saturday (my mom lent it to me...thanks Mom!). Left the house around 7pm to hook up with a friend of mine at the book store for $9 coffee and possibly a new book. (Mission accomplished, as you will see.)
Returned home at 9:30pm, and got right back in to Water For Elephants, which was great, by the way. Finished it around midnight, and, fueled by the aforementioned $9 coffee, immediately started reading "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer, which I had just purchased. I have not seen the movie of the same name, but holy crap, I'm going to now. What an amazing story, and well written, too.
Anyway, I stayed up til 4am reading that one. Sunday, I got up at 11 am (I wonder why) and dove right in to the other book I bought, "The Nasty Bits" by Anthony Bourdain, which I finished around midnight last night. That one took me so long because I actually felt guilty Sunday afternoon and decided I should clean my house and then make dinner, after all.
Tonight I'm going to start "The Dean's December" by Saul Bellow, which a friend at work lent to me. And tomorrow, another friend is bringing me Anthony Bourdain's first book, "Kitchen Confidential". Can't wait! Usually I am the one who lends people books -- IF they promise to treat them nice! -- it's so yummy to have people giving ME free books!
Gotta go....time to read.