Friday, May 10, 2013

Sometimes all you need is a good book…or two…or five…

I love to read…LOVE to read. That said, being a momma of three very active little men my reading time is limited….very limited. Because of that I’m a little picky about what I read and I’m not ashamed to give up on a book if it doesn’t peak my interest. Thankfully, I’m also a fast reader so if the boys are being particularly well behaved I can often read a book cover to cover in a day. Ah, I love days like that! I also just LOVE to get sucked into a book where you just cannot put it down.

Today while the boys and I were at the library I had a lovely conversation with one of the librarians and another mom. I asked the librarian for suggestions on what’s new and good in the young adult section. Yup, you read that right, I said young adult. I’m not at all embarrassed to tell you that I prefer those books. So many adult books are full of sex and swearing and honestly I just don’t care for all that. I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy some ‘normal’ adult books but the majority of what I enjoy falls into the young adult genre. While the librarian and I were talking this other mom joined in expressing her shared like for YA books. Next thing I know we both have paper and a pen and are gushing over books we’ve read recently saying, “Have you read such-and-such? You haven’t?! Oh my goodness, if you liked that one you’ll love it!” This went on for a good 15 minutes or so. I was soon scanning the shelves for some of the recommended books and filling my tote bag. I’m sure I’ll be pressed on time to read all of them in three weeks. Thank goodness you can renew books!

When I got home I thought it would be fun to share with you all what I’m reading and to even see what you’re reading as well. I’m going to create a button here on my blog with a link to my Goodreads page. For those who may not be familiar with Goodreads it’s a great website where you can keep a list of what you’re reading, what you want to read, and what you have read. You can also connect with your friends to see what they are reading and find out if they liked it or not. So, if you want to see what I’m reading just check out my page here until I can create that button. :)