There are reasons I don’t read all the time:
i get lost
too involved with the story
i can’t put the book down…even when out to mongolian bbq with my family…
i know, it’s a problem. So I try and only read a novel or two a month.
yes, yes, it’s a funny goal. But I haven’t touched my paints for several days and they are calling to me!
Here are some of my latest reads that have kept me up till 1:30 so I can finish or keep me awake until I go and finish them:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
It’s not all a guilty pleasure though…it is also fulfilling…especially when the designer and I talk late in to the night philosophising topics of agency, brotherly love, difference, and parenting goals for the future…:)
What are your greatest distractions you have to minimize? What novel do you suggest for my next great distraction?
I just finished The Help, too, and I loved it. I’ll have to read Year of Wonders. I, too, have a big problem with reading and have to try to limit it.
Join GoodReads and then I can see all of your favorites and you can see mine. It’s really fun, and helpful when I’m looking for something new.
I’m glad I’m not the only one with the addiction. 🙂 I’m on goodreads…though I’m terrible about updating…I’ll have to go look at your list! xoxo
Reading is a big distraction for me. As is writing and blogging. I’ve been trying to set a timer for myself, which helps some (when i remember to set it). I get very sucked in and it’s hard to leave that world, whichever one I’m in.
One reason I’m sticking to writing short stuff (poems & essays) is that I get so easily sucked in, I figure if it’s a shorter piece, I’ll be able to rip myself away easier. So far, that’s only somewhat true…
I luv you Terresa! Is that why the novel is so much harder to write…cause it is too much time in that particular world? I’m dying to read it btw! 🙂