Thursday, November 29, 2007

Am I on Vacation?

I think that I was on vacation today. In fact, I must have been on vacation. How else is it possible that I read an entire book in one day if I wasn't on vacation? I ONLY do that on vacation! My mom showed up after lunch today, and handed me a copy of The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. She was adamant that I read it because she really wants me to read the author's follow-up novel, but said that it was necessary to read the Kite Runner first. Sure, why not? I'm easy. I'm trying not to nap during Pumpkin's naps these days because napping is screwing me up at night, so reading seemed like a good alternative. So I started reading...and reading...and reading. My mom tended to Pumpkin after her nap, and I kept reading. My mom got Pumpkin's dinner ready, and I kept reading. My mom gave Pumpkin a bath, and I kept reading. Hubby read Pumpkin her good-night story, and I kept reading. Grey's Anatomy was a re-run, so I kept reading. I'm done now. It was obviously a fabulous book. This might have been the best day I've had in months. Once again, thanks mom.


Jozet at Halushki said...

Best. Present. Ever.

Good gravy, I'm that easy, too.

I want nothing for Christmas except a day to myself to read. Honestly.

Your mother is a saint.

Blog Antagonist said...

I've been avoiding this book because inevitably, books that are surrounded by this much hype disappoint me.

But I might have to rethink that.

A Mom who gives the gift of reading is an awesome awesome Mom!

something blue said...

That is the best! I haven't had a day like that in years. I am officially putting your mother way up high on a pedestal.

kgirl said...

I read The Kite Runner in two days, and A Thousand Splendid Suns in four. (I know, slacker.)
Truly the best books I've read in a long, long time. We should start a Toronto Blogger Book Club.

Family Adventure said...

It is a good book, I agree. I actually liked his next book better, but I think I'm in the minority there.

Your mother rocks!!

I just found your blog - very nice. I'll definitely be back!


mamatulip said...

This book was so good *I* blogged about it too! It completely consumed me; stayed with me long after I'd turned the last page.

Glad you enjoyed it just as much as I did. :)

motherbumper said...

I second kgirls motion! Let's do it! And now that I'm done my book, now I know what's next on the list.

Oh, and can your mom adopt me?

Don Mills Diva said...

I love that book. I read it for my book club this summer. It was the first time I have ever been in a book club and it felt like such a luxury to make time to read. Glad you had such a good day!

b*babbler said...

A day of reading? Bliss! Pure, unadulterated bliss1

A book club? Ooh, definitely a book club.

I''m in!!

Housecat said...

Am I the only person who hated that book? Bah! It would at least have been nice to have a happier ending for SOMEBODY.