"Somewhere with her nose stuck in a book..."
I was constantly being told off for my antisocial behaviour. I'd walk into people's houses and head straight for their bookshelf.
I think I have improved somewhat on the antisocial side of things but I have never gotten over my affinity with books.
And I have to admit... I still like to check out my friends' bookshelves!
The other day I left my friend Meg's house with a pile of books to borrow... and my nose hasn't been out of the one she recommended ever since.
You know it's a good book when you find yourself thinking about it while driving the car/folding the washing/changing pooey nappies...
It's a really good book when you ignore the TV programs you've recorded in favour of reading the book.
It's a doozie when you find yourself still propping your eyelids open and telling yourself, "Just one more chapter..." at 1.00am on a school night.
You are onto a winner when you're happy to get up at 5.20am with your wide-awake baby if it means 40 extra minutes reading the book.
Thanks Meg: I am really enjoying your book! What is this great literary find, you may ask?
It's called The Invisible Road by Elizabeth Knox, a New Zealand author. It's original, well written, great plot, good characters - plus it's nice and thick! Good for three days of fast reading (crammed in between packing and cleaning!)
There's nothing I like better than a quiet night on the couch with a good book *sigh*
Yep, still a nerd bookworm at heart. I'll take a good book over TV anyday...
P.S. Read any good books lately??