Thursday, July 15, 2010

Realizations

So, I have come to some realizations about myself in the past few months. I have found that there some things about myself that...well, just are. I don't know how else to put it. I have some "quirkiness" about myself. One is the fact that I really want to like things and do things but I can't. Are you confused? Let me explain....

When I hear of a good book that comes out in the Christian Living or better yet, self help world, I immediately want to rush out and buy it and most of the time, I do...or I get it for Christmas or birthday if it is the right time of the year. Here are a few examples:




These are all GREAT books by GREAT authors! I have all three of these books lying on my night stand just WAITING to be read. I have read about 5 or 6 chapters (give or take a few) in each of them. This is the deal...

I have a problem where I can't just read the book and put back on the shelf and say, "Hmm..that was a good book" and move on. I want to dissect each part of the book, apply it to my life, and figure out how each chapter is about me and then use it...in detail. That's hard when you have two sweet little girls that want your time and devotion - and deserve it, a husband, a full time job, and a house to run. I find that I feel guilty about not really enjoying those type books.

I say all of that to say this....I went to Target last night to look for a book (yes, that kind of book that I am describing above) with no luck and I started looking at the "suggested reading" selections. I picked up, out of curiousity, a Jodi Picoult book - one that, even if you aren't familiar with her, you have probably heard the title:

Before I knew it, I was already into the book by several pages. I was captivated by this book!!!! It was amazing! I bought it. I actually couldn't decide between this one and another one:

I will read the 2nd one after I finish the first one which I am so excited about reading!!! Let me just say...I AM NOT A READER!!!!! The fact that I am excited about reading a novel that is VERY thick is amazing! I am slowly getting past the guilt of not wanting to read self-help Christian books. I do want to better myself but I just can't do it by reading not reading all of those books on my night stand.

I will let you know what I think of the book and then I will watch the movie and compare!

I'm so excited! :)


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3 comments:

Katie Bug said...

I read My Sister's Keeper last year and was in tears the whole time.
Right now, there are four books scattered around our home that I have started. I may not finish all of them, but I sure will enjoy what I do read!

Kaydi said...

I may want to borrow that when you're finished if that's okay.

Rikki said...

Kaydi....absolutely!!!!



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