Now I love to read but I have a hard time reading more than one book at a time, mostly because I get so absorbed in a book that I don't want to put it down. I actually had a boyfriend in college get mad at me because we were on a trip and I wouldn't stop reading and pay attention to him. He wasn't a reader so he didn't understand getting completely lost in the world of a book. I am thrilled that Chris shares my love for reading because he understands and won't complain about it when I do the same thing. I'll admit there are some books that it is hard for me to return to reality after reading them because I do get so lost in their world (ie. Harry Potter, Hunger Games).
I enjoy reading so much that I am frustrated by the fact I haven't been able to do a lot of it recently. Mostly it is taking care of Jackson has taken my focus away from books. If I tried to sit down with a book while he is playing on the weekends, he would try to take it away from me so I can focus my attention on him. There is nothing wrong with this. It just limits my time set aside for reading. I also used to read a lot before bed. That isn't an option as much anymore since I go to bed earlier most nights in order to wake up early for work. So my prime reading time is when I travel which we've discussed doesn't happen very often. Instead I will start a book, read the first 50 or so pages, and then leave it untouched for months before I give up on it completely. I tried to start reading The Help three times but I can't seem to devote enough time to in order to get truly sucked in so I can't seem to finish it. That has been the case with most of my attempts to read this year. I am hoping as Jackson grows and becomes more independent I will get some of my time back. Until then, I guess I will just have to settle for reading when I have time alone rather than as a source of relaxation.