Friday, December 19, 2008

Three Things

When the movie The Bucket List came out, it became very cool to have your own bucket list. As most fads, I tried to stay away. However, the idea intrigued me. So I caved. I wrote my bucket list. On my bucket list was to join a book club, which I did. After two books, the club fizzled. A year later, I revisited my bucket list in order to cross things off and add some newly found desires. I realized that I could not cross "join a book club" off because I was no longer part of one.

I used to LOVE to read. My mom would have to force me to stop reading and go outside and play. Somewhere between then and now my reading has slowed. Some of it I blame on college- who has time to read what you want when you are busily reading a text book? (Or at least reading the bold sections and the summary of the chapter.) Most I blame on the lack of time and these adult things called responsibilities. I am out of college (for now) and my brain truly feels like it is dying. It is mush. I need to expand my horizon. I am more aware, now than ever, that I know nothing. If I read, it is possible that I may learn a little more than nothing.

I am excited for other people to give me something to read because TODAY I realized that I have been stuck in a nonfiction rut. I did cave to a second fad and read the Twilight series. I was surprised how FUN fiction is. I look forward to other suggestions that will surprise me.

In summary: Please don't fizzle, feed my brain, and introduce me to different books.


  1. Funny, I never knew you loved to read as much as I do! Why did we never talk books in Jr. High? My poor parents had to live with a half-there girl, as I was always listening to them with half my brain, but reading (or thinking about what I had just read) with the other half. I wish I knew how to inspire that kind of love for literature in my own children.

    I completely relate to your brain's need for resuscitation! But I don't think I have ever read non-fiction. Isn't that horrible? I guess I always thought it would be like reading text books. I know that's silly, but it just dawned on me a few months ago that I have an irrational fear of non-fiction. I hope I can get over it. I know I've been missing out.

  2. Andrea ~ if you come back and read these comments . . . you must read The Tipping Point my Malcom Gladwell. It is my all time favorite non-fiction book.

  3. P.S. We never talked books in jr high because we were to busy singing the lyrics to the Newsies soundtrack!