Wednesday, December 12, 2012

On and On, On and On, On and On

Daughter finished her work and grabbed "The Hunger Games."

"That's good," I said dryly, "Because something might have changed in the story since you reread it last night."

I then noticed the book in my hand. A book about the British royal family. Pardon me; another book about the British royal family. Unless the writer has discovered a previously dozing Plantagenet, I was going to know every single detail, every paramour, every red-hot poker stuck up the anus of a royal favorite in that book. I was one to talk.

I also realized that the longer I teased her about people named Katniss and Peeta, the longer I'd be kept from people named Ethelred and and the armies of Georges, Williams and Edwards.

Which is to say, we headed towards our respective rooms to read what we already knew we loved.

7 Comments:

Blogger Rebecca said...

I really love your Quinnstagrams. I'm sure they are a hassle to deal with every day, but I am going to miss them when your self-imposed deadline arrives. Hoping you will throw a few in, as they occur to you, once you revert back to your regular scheduled blogging. Kind of like a between meal snack. As much as I also love your regular full length blogs, these will always be a welcome treat.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Good old Ethelred the Unready... Which is to say, what book are you reading? :-) Nonfiction, historical fiction? I'm down to my last unread book in my current library pile, which means I've got a trip for new reading material in my imminent future.

My kid rereads books over and over and over again as well. Given the fact that she loves to read and perpetually has her nose in a book, I try to refrain from commenting when she's rereading something for the eleventy thousandth time. Try, mind you, doesn't always mean succeed.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Mark Moran said...

For me, it's Mark Twain and Dickens. I keep going back to them over and over, not to discover something new, but to get immersed in those wonderful words and scenes. It's the reading equivalent of comfort food. I already know how it tastes, but I still love to excavate the gravy lake in that pile of mashed potatoes ...

6:16 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

My daughter can't get enough of The Mysterious Benedict Society, which I'd love to chastise her for since she should be re-reading The Little Princess (my favorite re-read next to Understood Betsy). There is something so comforting about re-reading a favorite book.

BTW, I just started reading your book about homeschooling. I'd been at the library, where it called to me from the New shelf, then I went to one of those drive-thru car washes. Having nothing else to do, I picked up your book and started reading it. It was so good I didn't realize that the car wash had ENDED, the dryer was almost finished blowing, and people were impatiently waiting for their turn. it's all your fault. :-)

Seriously though, I am truly enjoying your book!

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also admit to a Royal Family obsession! It makes no sense. But I can't stop reading about them.
Love your blog!

Jennifer
Napa

9:49 AM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

Will be fun when my daughter progresses past - "I know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie."

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Valerie Wells said...

I have a Royal obsession myself. I totally sympathize. Also the re-reading. I spent Christmas week re-reading, I blush to report (oh, who am I kidding, I'm not blushing) my favorite childhood books like The Borrowers and The Trolley Car Family. I may re-read the entire 30-plus Trixie Belden books next. It's like visiting old friends to see what they're up to. And thanks for the laughs today! I can always count on you when I need one.

12:15 PM  

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