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Taking a break

Sorry I was absent for so long, but I had to take a break from my blog for a while to focus on my writing.

How is it going, you ask? Wonderful! That is if you consider not being able to write as good as working on one’s writing. But I tried. I also had to work on getting a new place and catch up on my reading.

All in all, it was a nice break. And now I’m back. Hopefully with a few good posts soon. Or let’s just say a few posts. Let’s not focus on the good, at least not for now.


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I’ll never have enough time to read all the books I want to read.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Horrigan

When I was little I always enjoyed getting lost in a book. It was always a new adventure, and I’d jump in head first. And only when that adventure was over I’d go looking for a new one. Every book was a whole new world waiting for me. There was nothing better than getting home from school, kicking my shoes off, and grabbing a book to read. If it was sunny I’d go sit outside with my book, my best friend. It was a great time, one where my only responsibility was to get good grades and learn new things.

Funny fact: I had a small blue suitcase I used to fill with books to take to the beach with me for our summer vacation. Who needs toys when you can have books, right?

Now things are different. Work provides me with money needed for bills and food. That seems to be my top priority. Not that I wouldn’t like to get lost in a book on a sunny afternoon at the park, but it feels nice to have food on the table, you know. And books became the friends I see only occasionally late at night before falling asleep or on a weekend.

But my biggest problem is not the lack of time but the fact that I keep jumping from one book to the other. I’m always reading two or three books at a time. When do we graduate from reading one book at a time to this ADD habit of having to read more than one? It’s like my brain can’t be happy with just one. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a novel, sometimes I want a short story. Sometimes I want something that will make me think, at others I just want something that will make me laugh. It all depends on how my day went, how my mood is at the moment, and how much time I have to devote to reading today.

How about you? Do you also read more than one book at a time? Do you also carry a book with you wherever you go? Do you carry more than one, just in case?


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Gotta love hotels.

Just read the Blog Improvement Fee post by Telling Dad. Awesome post. He twists a terrible experience into something you can’t stop reading and that makes you laugh. I smiled at the exchange with the border patrol agent, how could I not? But when I got to the giant Yo Gabba Gabba hats I couldn’t stop laughing. Hilarious.

I’ve also had some pretty great experiences staying at different hotels. I’ll never forget that one time I went to Washington DC and they got us a closet for a room. I think they were going for cozy. Or claustrophobic. Not sure which.

And don’t you love the fees they charge us? So awesome. Can’t wait for when they start charging us to breathe as well. I even imagine them asking “Ma’am, would you like to breathe our air or did you bring your own?” And as soon as you’d open your mouth to answer, they’d say “Too late, you’re already breathing our air. That will be added to your bill, along with all the other 37 fees. Enjoy your stay.”


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