Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Wonder of A Good Book

Thanks to my big sis Wendy, in Maryland, I've been reading this fantastic novel- "The Seduction of Water" by Carol Goodman
. I made a pact with myself the other day that I would refrain from TV watching for a while. It has been my escape since acquiring FIOS cable last year- Tom gets home from work and I take a break upstairs with a little "decorating porn." Even when I didn't care for the topic dujour, out of habit, I would just have it on anyway- almost for the adult company really. And whenever I was picking up a book, which I would normally do while watching T.V. (ever the multi-taskers, we moms are)- it was always non-fiction, and ALWAYS of the "how to be a better parent or look better in spandex" genre. So as I was sifting through some fiction I'd put next to the bed the other night, while cleaning, I ran across the aformentioned novel and am feeling maybe like I'll never go back to the brain-drain of the boob-tube- I am always so happy to be absorbed in a good story- there really is nothing better, I think. Sometimes I start to pray that the power gets turned off for an extended period and the six of us are forced to rely on things like books or board games for entertainment, come hell or high water. But then I remember hot showers, two ovens, and washing machines, and I recant.

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