Trying to Get Back to Reading

Since having Annmarie, I hadn’t read a single book until I served jury duty last month (I read Tina Fey’s “Bossypants”).  That was 13 months of only reading magazines and even those were only read while hiding in my bathroom.

I miss reading so I’m trying to get back into it.  During some spring cleaning, I uncovered 2 books that I haven’t read but want to.  But before I even started those… I totally got sucked into a pop culture phenomenon.

I am reading The Hunger Games.

As embarrassing as it is to admit that I’m reading a young adult novel as a not young adult, I have to admit that I am REALLY into it.  Like I can’t put it down.  I actually dreamt that I was participating in the damn Hunger Games last night.  I really like this book.

I tried reading Twilight and will forever stand by my opinion that it was one of the worst things I’ve ever read in my life.  AWFUL.  The movies are equally awful.

I have no desire to read the soft porn book “50 Shades of Grey“.

But The Hunger Games?  There was just so my hype around the movie that I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

My 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up and we don’t have anything spectacular planned on the actual date.  My in-laws will watch AM while we go do dinner and a movie.  And you better believe we are seeing The Hunger Games.

I realize I am several years late on this book phenomenon.  Maybe next year I’ll start reading Harry Potter.  Ha!
The next book I’ll be reading is Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point (it was one of the books discovered during spring cleaning).

What are you reading?



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7 responses to “Trying to Get Back to Reading

  1. yay you and getting back to reading! and i, for one, am a huge fan of YA lit – mostly because as a non-young-adult, it’s EASY to read (but if you choose the right ones, does have a good amount of entertainment/interesting plot points) so i can actually get through a book with regularity… though i do try to read better books as well, they obviously tax my brain a bit more, and so take a bit longer to get through! so, yeah, i’ve read the hunger games too (and LOVED it!) … twilight as well… but not 50 shades of grey, and honestly, doubt i *will* go there!

  2. Meredith

    Yeah but 50 Shades of Grey is kind of awesome. I read the first book in about 6 hours. I’m about halfway thru the second and it’s less porn and more backstory. Honestly there is so much sex going on I just skip over most of it at this point and get to the plot points because it’s very interesting and a god, quick read.

    As a side note, I am the prime on our Kindle book club so I get an e-mail whenever someone buys something. Well I get an e-mail saying 50 Shades of Grey was purchased and I text my cousin assuming she bought it. nope. Which means it was either her mom or my mom. Yup my mother bought it. She had no idea what it was about, just heard people talking about it and jumped on the bandwagon.

    Hunger Games = awesome! I read all three books pretty quickly and was so sad when I was done with them!

  3. monsterawr

    Funny story, I am also succumbing to peer pressure and reading Hunger Games. I didn’t want to; I was afraid it was Twilight Part 2. But when I’d heard positive reviews from numerous people who’s literary tastes I respect…well, I finally caved. I have to say, I’m really enjoying it, even if a few of the plot “twists” were visible from about 5 miles away.

  4. Robert Bolton

    Living in Farbanks Alaska (the long, cold, winters actually) as a child got me into reading. I chanced upon a free copy of Treasure Island last month, so read that. I got onto a Charles Dickens kick a few years back, and am now the owner of 6 or so of his novels. Most of them follow the same basic format. I can’t set a book down once I start. Congrats on the 5 years. Time flies, no?

  5. Traci

    I’ve read The Hunger Games trilogy as well. I couldn’t put down the first two books but lost a little interest in the 3rd…it just gets a little too sy-fy. But still a great read all the same! I will admit that currently I’m reading the 3rd book in the 50 Shades of Gray series. I totally agree with Meredith after the first book I got a little bored with all of the sex parts…because honestly at first you are like OMG I can’t believe some middle aged woman is writing this!….and am more interested in the character development and plot.

    Next on my iPad reading list is French Kids Eat Everything. I’m hoping to get some meal time inspiration for little man.

    You know I love me some Twilight! But I’ve never read a single Harry Potty either =)

  6. I’m also reading The Hunger Games! I like it so far, but haven’t gotten addicted to it like I do with other books. I read the first Twilight book and disliked the writing and characters so much I threw it to the other side of the room afterwards. And then read online synopses of the other books because I couldn’t torture myself anymore.

    But then again, I also love “romance” books by Nora Roberts – The Witness just came out and I literally was up reading it until 1am, 2am, etc until I finished it.

    I get headaches from trying to think too hard while I’m reading, so I’ve finally embraced my love of cheesy, easy reads!

  7. Shannon

    I’ve read the Twilight series, the Hunger Games series, and the Dragon Tattoo series. Apparently I’m a sucker for a series. I’ll probably try 50 Shades of Grey soon too!

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