Monday, April 6, 2015

A Book to Read

G. K. Chesterton once said, "There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read." And that struck a chord with me today because, y'all, I'm tired.

The last couple weeks have been non-stop. I'm talking go, go, GO. And it seems like April is shaping up to be more of the same. 

Don't get me wrong, I am loving this crazy life. We've been getting a lot of quality time with family that we don't usually get to spend time with. I love that. It makes me wish we all lived close because my heart is happy when we're all together. We have the sweetest puppy who has completely wormed his way into our hearts while totally adding a new element of chaos to my days. I mean, y'all. My floors will never be the same. What is the point of even mopping, amiright? I'm almost to a place of acceptance about it. Adoption paperwork is expiring and having to be re-done. I started this wacky blog. There are church activities, soccer games, birthdays, meetings, airport runs: the list goes on and on. And I wouldn't trade a thing (except maybe that crazy adoption paperwork).

So by the time I catch a minute to sit down by myself in the quiet, I don't want to read a book. 

I just want a book to read.

Is anyone out there feeling me? 

I know last Monday I introduced When God Writes Your Life Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy. But you know what? I haven't picked that book back up since I finished the first chapter. Over a week ago. So I think it's time for an old friend. After all, C.S. Lewis did say, "It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between." And Much Ado About Nothing and Vanity Fair were both new. I'm overdue for a good re-read.

I was looking back over my book list, and I think it's time for Sense & Sensibility. Or Little Women. Or maybe I'll go totally rogue and treat myself to something I deliberately left off the list because I've read it so many times. I mean really, "There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over." (Gail Carson Levine) Who knows what you might find here on Wednesday? 

What's your go-to when you just want a book to read?


  1. I feel ya! SO tired. Christy Miller, anyone? Love you!

    P.S. I totally get the floor thing. I am constantly sweeping, spot cleaning and, if I didn't have a baby crawling all over them, I would totally let them go! 😝

    1. Right?! Love you so much! Can't wait for the beach on Sunday. =)

  2. Your quotes are like manna to my soul :)