readingJuly 12, 2007 at 8:27 am | Posted in Books, Fun, Reading | 2 Comments
I LOVE TO READ! I would rather read than watch TV. I would rather read than play a game (even though I love games). And I would definitely rather read than do housework.
The problem is…when I read, I tend to read a LOT! For example, I just finished reading Liz Curtis Higgs Thorn in My Heart. I was reading it for the women’s summer book club at our church. I read this book and the entire series (4 books total) in about 5 days. I didn’t completely neglect my house and children. The chapters are very short so I would read one chapter then do some housework and play with kids. Then I would read another chapter and so on and so on. I also read while my kids napped and late into the night while everyone else slept.
I have no willpower when it comes to a good book. Because of this, I don’t let myself start books very often. The summer book club is always a good excuse for me to allow myself to read.
As much as I love reading this book, I loved studying the Biblical account more. We did a Bible study on the story of Jacob before our book club read the book. I was asked to lead the study and I am so glad I did. I really got so much out of studying the Bible passages in-depth. (see Bless Me? blog below ) I almost felt selfish leading it because I was sure I got so much more out of preparing the study than the participants did.