Sep 18, 2009

Because I LOVE to read!

I've recently found myself confused. I THOUGHT I was a writer, but as of late I am better known as a reader! That's all I do. Read, read, read, read, read!

This is how my day goes..

I wake up. (Ok that was a given...)

Drive the family taxi to drop off most of my family members to an area where they can not bother me while I'm reading (AKA School and Work)

I come home (You saw that one coming too didn't you!)

I Blog (Because it IS necessary!)

I read

I feed the last lingering family member lunch, fix myself lunch....(ok ok...then I play Bejeweled while I eat lunch...but that's not important. It's like a daily action necessary to function...kinda like going to the bathroom!)

I put the lingering family member (AKA the youngest child) down for "Quiet Time"/nap time so that I can....get this....READ

I read until he wakes up and/or starts begging to get out of bed so he can go play, which ever comes last....

So then I force myself to pick up the house until I have to get back in the momobile and pick up my reading distractions (AKA the older children)

At this point I make them do their chores and homework while I do one of the three following things....help clean (rare), play Bejeweled again (because remember, it's like going pee, it's necessary to function!) or well...I read

So then I pile everyone back into the Poppins Portal Device (AKA the Family Taxi and/or the Momobile) and pick up the last reading distraction....the husband

BUT I always leave early enough so that I can bring a book and read in the car while I'm waiting for him :)

Then I come home again (Again....kinda obvious)

I feed the slave drivers...cuz I guess that's my job....sigh

I attempt to pay attention to the family...I really do, but usually I'm thinking about the book I'm reading (Shhhhh don't tell them)

Then I put all my distractions to bed and the husband and I curl up in bed with our books and proceed to ignore each other with a good book until we fall asleep.

NOW if only I could put that much time and dedication into cleaning or writing I'd be quite accomplished...BUT right now, I'd rather read :)

(So um yes, if you need my address for the "Worst Mom/Wife of the Year" award you are planning on sending me....it can be found on google...just type in "Mary Smith" and um....good luck with that!)

For a list of the books I've read in the last two months (which is quite impressive I might add) visit my Web Site

Also, don't forget to visit If You Give a Girl a Pen today!!!

13 comments:

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Hi, Marybeth! I definitely go through seasons where it's like I can't stop reading. I read every day to some extent, but in these periods it's like I can't stop. So I understand!!! I think that we as writers need that because the stories really help us write--even if we aren't writing at the time.

Scott said...

Poppins, Poppins, Poppins . . . every writer is an avid reader. I go through the same type of phases where all I want to do is devour book after book, ignoring everything else - writing, life, the housework, everything . . . well, except margarita night. It happens. It's not a bad thing.

You'll write when you write . . . so quit worry, quit playing Bejeweled Blitz, and read, read, read! ; )

S

Marybeth Poppins said...

Did you just say "Quit playing Bejeweled?" No there is no need for that FOWL language on my blog page Scott. Just go have a margarita and calm down and come back when you can say something a little nicer :D

Quit Bejeweled. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!

Tamara (TC) Staples said...

A fun post! I go through phases where I want to read every book I hear about or see. But, sometimes, I then become afraid that I can't hear my own voice in order to write. At this point, I usually switch to reading more nonfiction until I feel I can cycle back to fiction again. However, I always seem to be reading something.

Gotta Have Faith said...

You are actually becoming a better writer the more you read! Just say to yourself that you are researching other writers writing styles so you can become a better writer yourself! My wife Kat at heart 2 Heart is also an avid reader.
She joined this book reviewer site called thomasnelson.com I think it the name of it. I just joined as well. You might like it! You get to pick a new book to review for free, they send it you read it, review it, post your review on your blog and then you get to pick a new book. You should check it out.

Steve,

Jill Kemerer said...

I have a Mom-mobile too! Isn't reading the best thing in the world? But please, throw that cleaning fantasy right out the window, woman!! Off to check your website...

ElanaJ said...

I read for fun, too. So when I'm feeling down/stuck/depressed or just tired, I read. It works great!

Foursons said...

I love reading too. However, right now my day is filled with reading blogs. I'm picking up a book this weekend though- definitely!

sherrinda said...

Ooooo, I love Bejeweled too! It is not easy to play without a mouse though. :)
I go through times where all I want to do is read. Then I go through times when all I want to do is watch movies! I think we all go through times where we need to do the things we love, plunging in obsessively. lol It's all good!

housewife said...

Hey come and join my writing and blogging forum..happy for you to pop ur blog link on there!

It has a blogging review, book review and you can post short story attachments aswell.

friendly site!

http://lisalangmeadwriting.lefora.com/

lisa x

CMOM Productions said...

Reading is like breathing... I can't live without it. Now, if you get an audio book once in a while, you can do the laundry (and other annoying household chores) while listening to a great story! It's a beautiful thing! :)

CMOM Productions said...

Reading is like breathing... I can't live without it. Now, if you get an audio book once in a while, you can do the laundry (and other annoying household chores) while listening to a great story! It's a beautiful thing! :)

Anonymous said...

emm.. good style ))