Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sunday reading

I spent my Sunday afternoon doing what I haven't done in a long time. I read an entire book in one sitting! I vaguely remember my growing up years and early twenties when I would stay up all night reading a book. This past Sunday felt a bit rebellious as I turned page after page, ignoring kitchen dinner duty and telling my children they could, indeed, have popcorn for supper.

"The Boys in the Boat" was the Community Read pick over the summer. My daughter read it and urged me to as well. I added it to my pile of "to read" books. I determined to stick to my #1 book rule: No new books until I've finished reading the one I'm currently on. (If that's not motivation to finish a book, I don't know what is!)

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I'm not sure what it is about "The Boys in the Boat" that made me cry because I am definitely not a history buff or an Olympic sport fan. I read nonfiction rarely. But this book was captivating. I loved the glimpses of history in the pictures the book included. I can see why it was a New York Times Bestseller.

When was the last time you lost yourself in the pages of a book?