Thursday, February 20, 2014

Literature

I miss literature.

I do.

Since having children and becoming a stay at home mom there are many things I have chosen to sacrifice. Literature was one of them. Some of the sacrifices were intentional. I made a deliberate choice to end my career. Some were more subtle, like choosing to watch less TV/movies. Others have totally surprised me, like giving up literature.

How did I make this choice? Why did I let it happen? Wasn't I doing everything I could to avoid it? How can I change course?

I am frantic about this. I. Love. Literature.

And yet, I haven't read a good book in suuuuuuuuuuuuch a long time. The Book Thief still sits on my nightstand. I started it over a year ago and even read a large chunk of it via audio book. I loved it. Parts of it made me cry. I dreamed about the discussions I would have with middle school students. But I never finished it.

I cringe typing that.

I've started and not finished many books, but not fabulous ones. Not books I enjoyed reading.

I'm not sure what is wrong with me, but there is something wrong. That is clear.

And I have to fix it. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How could you, how could you, how could you not finish "The Book Thief?" I had to read for two entire days to finish it. It is the best book I have ever read. Get back to it, girl. There is definitely something amuck in your literary life! Fix it!
Pa

Amy said...

Noooo! I did not know this. I have to have my reading time, or I get a little crazy. I hope you can find a way soon!

Scott and Claudia said...

No excuses just get it done! Book Thief is excellent.

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