Friday, March 28, 2008

They're Mine, All Mine!!!

Beloging to a book club here in Brazil is one of the few social activities I'm involved in. It's a traveling library kind of book club, not the read the same book and talk about it. every two weeks, have some food and check out new books. The group is made up of anywhere from 15 to 20 women, 6 of them "permanent members" (those residing in Brazil for the long haul), and the rest "temporary members" (those of us coming and going).

It's my turn to host in April. That means I get to have the books all to myself for a month (well, except those that are checked out)!!! Yay!!!

This is causing several problems.

  1. Pressure. I feel overwhelmed by all the books I haven't read. Where to begin? I've started about 10 so far.
  2. Depression (I'm exaggerating here, I'm not really depressed). Ok all of you Twilight fans, did you find that after you had read the Twilight books you really couldn't get excited about other books? I feel like those books were a drug for me-I am looking for that high of having a page turner and I haven't found anything else yet that gives me that same vampire rush. I miss my vampires!
  3. Messes. It's hard to keep Pedro away from the books:

Here he is doing his baby sign for "book" (I've been teaching him a few signs. Guapo refers to him now as "Koko"):

Awwwww, isn't that cute? I didn't even tell him to do it, he just did it!

So if you'll excuse me, I've got some serious reading to do.


Kari said...

Hi, Gabriella! I don't think you're alone on the vampire book addiction...I have 4 friends I can think of who say the same thing about the series. Happy Reading!

Awesome Mom said...

I can imagine the pressure!!! I have the first book in that series. I think I will have to procure the rest before I even crack open number one, especially if they are as good as everyone says.

Super Happy Girl said...

1. That's the same thing I thought. I'd be like "AAAAHH all these books, where do I start?".
That's Book Heaven right there Gabs :)
2. Twilight. I know!!It's like there's this void only my vampires/Edward can fill. I'm actually goign to re-read the books this week.
3. Awww, he's so cute!

Anonymous said...

I can't be excited about twilight anymore because I fear she will never become a vampire, and that will ruin the whole series for me. I see you have "Mayflower", I keep meaning to read that, everyone who has read it at the library really enjoyed it. Have fun!

Sandra said...

I'm SO jealous right now, I'm a huge book lover so seeing all those books makes me happy.

Happy Reading :)

Janice said...

Thank goodness you have a housekeeper!

marine's words said...

Amen too that about having a good housekeeper!! while you are reading al those books!! you will be in book heaven!! marina

Nettie said...

Pedro is so cute! Cyrus loves to attack books, too. Keeps dropping them on his toes, but doesn't care!

Have fun reading!

Ballerina Girl said...

Pedro is so adorable! I just want to squeeze him!
Have fun reading those books...anything I can borrow? I guess I will hold off giving you the vampire book so that you can concentrate on all those others you have to read!
:) BG

andalucy said...

I'm reading Three Cups of Tea now, which is very interesting but doesn't qualify as a page-turner. Have you ever read Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton? I just finished that one and I loved it.

Unknown said...

Look at all of those books! Yes, that would be mess heaven for Kate, too. Good luck keeping up with Pedro and reading! That's so cute that Pedro is learning to sign. Smart boy!