Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sleep vs. Bookstore

In this corner - four hours of undisturbed sleep.

In this corner - a trip to the bookstore, alone.

*Ding Ding*

And they're off....bookstore seems to have the upper hand, wait, sleep comes out of nowhere and knocks the bookstore out. Bookstore tries to recover but falters. Ladies and Gentlemen, sleep wins!

I gave up my Mommy Time Out at the bookstore this morning for four glorious hours of sleep. It was wonderful but like always, left me wanting more. Truth be told, Brent would still let me go to the bookstore if I wanted but I would feel too guilty. Luckily I discovered a couple of books that I already had and hadn't yet read so really, I have the best of both worlds. The bookstore may have to be on next weekends agenda.

I began reading "Deception Point" by Dan Brown. (He is the author of "The DaVinci Code".) Someone gave me this book awhile ago and it has been up on the shelf. The other night my desperation to have something good to read finally made me pick it up. I read almost 100 pages that night alone. It is not the type of book I would have chosen for myself, based on what I read on the dust jacket. I guess it's true that you can't judge a book by its cover. This book is very engaging and thought provoking. I am anxious to see how it ends.


Lanna said...

I am always looking for a good book. I read the summary of Water for Elephants and put the book back. A traveling circus worker didn't sound that interesting to me. Last weekend at Ren's parents' house, I saw it on the coffee table and picked it up because I was bored. It was so engaging that I bought it today when we went to Costco. Can't wait to get back into it. I've thought about it all week!
If you're looking for other books, try It's a website where you can keep track of what you've read, what you haven't, what you liked, what you didn't, etc. You can also see what friends are reading.

terilynnh2000 said...

oh i can so relate!