This week was our vacation, or in our case “Adventure” and thus no morning writing which meant more time in the evening to read. I spent several wonderful evenings nibbling left over pizza snuggled up in my sleeping bag next to the Hunky Hubby with a flashlight attempting to stay awake for my optimum amount of reading. Couldn’t let myself fall asleep before 12:3o because that would be a waste of valuable reading time, no matter how tired I was. And of course I got to read some in the car and on the train. Not as much as one would think on an 11 hour train ride (3 small boys and their entertainment are of course a full time job) but nonetheless I loved loved loved my reading time. And what did I read with all of this glorious time…senseless fluff!
I purchased and consumed: “The Hawk and the Jewel”, “Who Brings Forth the Wind”, and “The Knight and the Dove” by Lori Wick. These are perennial favorites of mine. I first read them in high school and adored them and I have read them…oh probably once a year since then. These are the comfort foods of the reading world, the “loaded potato soup” of the literary universe. Unrealistic romance, gushy faith conversions, and babies! A surefire success when what you really want to do is RELAX. Now I realize that senseless fluff is not relaxing for one and all. In fact both of my closest friends are more demanding literary connoisseurs. But I love it! In small doses. There’s nothing better then settling back with something you’ve read before and enjoyed, a good snack in hand and a blanket wrapped around your shoulders. Of course when all of your blankets have suddenly become mattress pads spread across the bottom of the tent due to last minute packing downsizes this does present a problem, but not an insurmountable one by any means. Yeah for books!