While we are here in northern Indiana I have more time-- and incentive -- to read. Life is slower-paced, the house is smaller, there aren't so many places to go and people to see and things to do. It's kinda weird but in a good way. One benefit is more time to read -- today I actually sat down in the middle of the afternoon and read a book, just for fun. Who does that? I think I haven't fully realized yet that I am not the mother of toddlers or even young school-age children anymore. (Since my children are aged 20, 18, and 13, you'd think I'd have figured that out by now...) Not to mention that it might actually be a Good Idea for my 13-year-old to see me choose to read a book over checking my email or looking at Facebook.
The Help I don't normally (like, pretty much never) read whatever everyone else is reading so this is an exception. It's well-written and interesting. I have to finish it fast so I can go see the movie with a friend, before it leaves the theatres.
The Winter of our Disconnect Fascinating read. Warning: some language and coarseness. Expecially relevant if you have teens in the house and are struggling to figure out how to handle all the media that is so much a part of our life now. As one who has a love-hate, mostly hate, relationship with technology I am really enjoying reading this.
The Church and New Media Haven't started this yet. Probably the kind of book I'll read in bits and pieces rather than cover to cover.
Wives and Daughters and North and South. Borrowed from my mom. I might wait and read these next year when we are planning to spend some time in the north of England!
Mothers of small children -- make time to read (to yourself!), even if it's just a few minutes a day. And try to read something other than parenting books!
What are you reading?