Friday, August 24, 2007

Counting Down

When you read a book that has been talked about all over the place as being a great read, but you just don't like it - do you put it down, or slog through to the end to see if it gets better? I have to admit, I try to be the "slog through it" type, but I'm much more likely to put it down. I was reading something recently that I'd heard so much about, but it felt to me like being hit with a stick over and over again. After three tries I finally put it down for good. Although I do have to wonder - what's wrong with me? Does everyone else know something that I don't. It's likely.

As of now, there are approximately 116 hours left until the kids go back to school. Not that I'm counting or anything. I love spending time with my kids - in fact we're about to go swimming right now - but I'm getting nothing done while they're home all day. I can type approximately two sentences before someone wants something to eat, a fight has broken out over the trampoline, another neighbor kid needs a drink of water or any one of a million other distractions happens. Next summer, after I hit it big ;) I have two words for you: more daycamp!

On this date: In 79, Mount Vesuvius erupts in Italy.


Linda D. (sbk) said...

LOL! I love that you're counting the hours. I'm not there yet, but it's getting close. Let's see ... I think I'm at close to 230 hours. That's still wayyy too many for my sanity.

Anonymous said...

Gawd, I identify with this whole thing about not getting into a book that everybody is raving about. At ALA Midwinter this year, I was like a detective, seeking out others who couldn't get into one book that was going to win all kinds of awards--without giving myself away as some kind of idiot. :-) The good news is, I found a bunch of other people who felt the same way! There's a reason BR makes 31 flavors, and all that....

Agent E.

cynjay said...

It's fun when you find someone who thinks the same way about a certain book - but you have to fly under the radar so that you don't look like one of the pod people or something.

I knew there was something I liked about you ;)