You know what I forgot about? The library. Hard to believe, but I haven't been in a public library in YEARS. When I was a kid, I had a special "library" bin that I would drag home just brimming with books, from Swiss Family Robinson to the Baby-sitters Club, I would read every spare moment. I used to get up and huddle next to my nightlight chowing down on books long after my parents thought they put me to sleep.
Now, as a grad student, I read just as much, only it is article after article and book after book on American government and quasi-experimental designs and linear regression.....which even to a geek like me gets totally boring after awhile. So, I sort of gave up on reading for pleasure for awhile, but after a Christmas break where I got a chance to read a few good novels, I am determined to make time for at least a little bit of personal reading.
Sam and I visited our local public library (which was AWESOME), and he made fun of me for coming home with 6 books. I told him he ain't seen nothin'!! :) I finished the first one that same day....
On my list:
1. Prayer- Phillip Yancey
2. Redeeming Love- Francine Rivers
3. The Cost of Discipleship- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
....and if I can find the sequel to that "steamy" Amish romance novel Sam's grandma gave me for Christmas, I might just have to make time for that too....