Missing May

I borrowed this book from my mom yesterday and finished it just this afternoon. It’s a very short, easy read.

I guess that’s expected when it’s labeled as a children’s book.

I don’t really know how I feel about it. It’s about a girl and her adoptive uncle who have just lost their beloved May. What do they do now. How do they cope? It’s an interesting perspective but mostly the writing is creative and fun to read.

This Wednesday we have a book exchange for our relief society activity.  What will I take? HMmmmmm.

I miss reading. I used to read all the time.

I think about reading all the time but I’ve gotten so far out of it that in a way it’s hard to get back in. Where do you start? The genres that used to appeal to me don’t anymore. When do I have the time?!

I started reading the old Wizard of Oz book to the boys. The really old one by L. Frank Baum and practically no pictures. They seem to really love it. Ben a bit more that William but even William is interested and stops me every sentence or so and asks what a certain word means.

I have been doubting a lot that it will work. I stop and ask, “should we stop for now and take a break?” and they say, “NO! keep going!”

I am really enjoying that. The fact that they can just listen with their ears and pick up a story and be enthralled is cool to me. I’m excited to see if we can finish it.

And as for myself, my goal is to find a book that I’m excited to read. I don’t know what it will be. Fantasy? Non-fiction? A novel? Do I even really know the difference? I don’t know. I just know I want to be inspired and changed a bit by reading it…a little bit better somehow.

So if you have any suggestions, please send them my way…I’d greatly appreciate it.

The hubby is starting up the fire and I’d love to spend more time cuddling around it with a good book. 🙂