The latest book I'm reading is The African Queen by C.S. Forester.
Daddy Y loves the Hornblower series by Forester and recommended The African Queen to me after I had completed The Hunger Games series. I have seen the movie based on the novel, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. It ranks as one of my top ten movies and possibly my favorite love story. I was excited to read the book. Unfortunately, this is a book whose writing requires my full attention. I am thoroughly enjoying the story (although I'm a little upset I couldn't purchase it for my Nook!) but the little distractions in my every day make this a book that is not entirely day time friendly for me. It's one of those that requires I go in another room and close the door on everything else. The storyline is fantastic, the writing excellent, but the language requires a little patience.
As a substitute for reading books during the day, one of the things I absolutely love to read is blogs. There are so many fantastic blogs out there! I've recently discovered one called Live Your Life by The Green Speck. The writer is currently working on a fictional story called Shadows. Every morning I've been checking for his latest installment. I can't believe how much I'm enjoying it. I think, for me, a small part of the enjoyment comes from the fact that he is writing it now. I am reading it as it is produced. As I'm reading it, I can see the process and I appreciate and recall what it feels like to write something you enjoy. My blogging has been primarily an outlet for me to share whatever I'm thinking about, but the bigger purpose of this blog has been to help me rekindle my love of writing. When I'm reading this blogger's work, it's like I can remember the feeling of being wholely absorbed by the storyline and the writing process.
This is my Mom-ME moment for the week. What are you doing for you this week?
I'm beginning a series called Summer Mom-ME. Wait for it though.... it gets even better... it's going to be a weekly linky party for Mom-ME's to blog about Mom-ME things that maybe aren't entirely kid related. In fact, here is a list of guidelines to follow for this linky party:
- It's gotta be about you, not your kids.
- Therefore it can't be homeschooling or kid activity related.
- It CAN be fiction! (Sometimes momma's need a little imaginary get-away!)
- It CAN be something non-fiction that you enjoy!
- IT CANNOT BE about your kids. Yes, I know I said that one first. I feel it bares repeating. I know how you mommy types (meaning me) are!
Okay! Now it's your turn! Link up any thing you like! Try to make it something that will take us away from the week's worth of Mom moments that are coming!