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Mom reading

“Mom lying on bed and reading a book” — obviously not drawn by my kids, because they don’t see this very often

I love to read.  Growing up, I read books from the library very often and read every book we owned at least three times.  Summer days, late nights, weekends — I had so much time for reading!  Then along came college … pleasure reading fell down my priority list because I spent so much time studying (okay, and maybe some partying, too).  And then along came kids.

My kids are growing up so quickly, and I feel like I miss so much when I’m working.  So when I am at home, I want to spend time with them.  We read lots of kids’ board books, picture books, beginning readers, and now we are getting into chapter books with my son.  But I really want to read for me, too!  During dinner, I can usually get through most of the newspaper, but rarely do I have time to sit down with an adult book.  I have taken to books on CD.  If the CD player in my vehicle is working properly (grr), I can get in a good 45 minutes of listening each day during my commute to and from work.

I’m currently listening to Barbara Kingsolver’s latest novel, Flight Behavior.  I’ve actually been listening to it since December since my CD player is acting up in the cold!  Kingsolver is my favorite author and I just love listening to her voice, as she is the narrator of this title, too.  Sometimes authors aren’t my favorite narrators, but she is definitely an exception.  I really don’t want the book to end.

Once upon a time, I was doing the Couch to 5K running program.  I was up to 30 minutes of continuous running, which seems unbelievable now.  When I get back to that level of fitness (because I will, right?!), maybe I can listen to some Playaways [MP3 players you can check out that are pre-loaded with one book title] while I run.

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