Saturday, August 27, 2011


I have read 17 books this summer. I'm a fast reader and I read in stolen moments, while I'm drying my hair or waiting for water to boil. I've also been reading book candy. I have read the entire Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. They were funny and required no thinking. A perfect way to get lost. Once I finished Smokin' Seventeen. I went back to my list of books I want to read. Poisonwood Bible was near the top and in at the library so it was next.

As I've cracked its pages I find my brain waking up and stretching itself around the beautiful language and craft.

You know those weekends when you go to your grandma's house and eat all the junk that you don't keep in your house and it taste so good to just eat candy. Then you go home knowing you need to return to fish, brown rice, and broccoli. At first you might be resistant but then you realize how much better good choices make you feel. Nourishment.

That has been my reading journey this summer. I have read 17 books worth of candy and really enjoyed it ..... but once I started getting lost in the craft of Barbara Kingsolver I realized how much I missed the nourishment that comes from a well written book.

Will I read 18? You better believe it!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

That is one of my fave books of all time!!