It’s Not All Mary Poppins

On your marks, get set … READ

Kat finished her first book of the binge at three this morning, making her the woman to beat. (Not surprising, given her performance on last year’s Book Binge.)

I have up-up-updated the list of participants. If you don’t see your name there, or if your link is missing or malfunctioning, please let me know in the comments! And if you want to sign up now, of course you may. There is never a bad time to start reading. My life is one long book binge.

(I always type that “Book Bings”, then have to go back and correct. If it slips now and then, it’s either because I didn’t notice or didn’t care. You may point it out to me, if you like, but don’t be upset if it was a “what the hell” moment, and I don’t fix it…)

Today the tots and I will be going … to the library!! Yes, indeed. Because I, you see, have a list of books from last year’s binge that I didn’t get to. I do, it’s scratched on a scrap of paper that I found in the Book Basket in the living room, and then I put it … I put it …

Damn! I put it “somewhere safe”. Now I’ll never find it!

That’s okay, though: I have a couple of neighbours who, discovering that I absolutely devour books, have taken to wandering across the street with literary hand-me-downs. (Have I said before how much I love my neighbourhood??)

So at the moment I am well into Jodi Picoult’s Second Glance, and I have two more by different authors at my elbow. And that’s before even getting to the library!! Woo! Which is just as well, really, since I will be visiting the adult section with four toddlers in tow. They are very well-behaved toddlers, but they are toddlers. My window of browsing is seven minutes, max.

We’ll see what an episode of “speed browsing” puts in my reading shopping cart.

May 5, 2008 Posted by | books | 9 Comments