Monday, December 01, 2008


I tell Ian all the time to be more moderate. I need to learn that lesson when it comes to reading. I dropped Kellen off at preschool this morning and Lanelle fell asleep on the way home and is still sleeping. I had a list of housework that was going to be accomplished. But, I saw my latest read Megiddo's Shadow by Arthur Slade (who is from Saskatoon and the book has won many awards). I couldn't help myself and I picked it up. Setting a time limit in my head, which in the end did me no good. I need to go pick up Kellen in 5 minutes and not one bit of housework was done.

Earlier this summer it was anything written by Jodi Picoult. Ian has banned me from starting another of her books because I know no moderation when I have a book in hand.

Another great book I read lately was Not Buying It: My year without shopping by Judith Levine (I think I got the right last name?). If you want to want less but find it hard, read it. It was perfect timing to read it just when we moved into our new house. It sure seemed like we needed a lot of new things. It has helped me to be content with what I have. However, I still really enjoyed buying a new pair of jeans last week. It's help me enjoy moderation in our consuming society.

I've wanted to tell people about that book for awhile and decided to finally do it even if it is short and sweet. Gotta run.

1 comment:

armacleod said...

I hear you on that book thing. I always have to stop myself at midnight or one in the morning with a book otherwise I will still be reading till four or five or even sometimes six in the morning on a weekday night!