Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Embarrassing Book Addiction

I so want to be that girl who reads education books, biographies, mysteries anything non-fiction, but I’m not.  <sigh> 

Hello, my name is Christine and I’m addicted to historical romances.  I make no apologies, but I’m not proud either.  I mean, seriously, to walk in to the library with it’s amazing collection of non-fiction, DIY, self-help, political, religious, science… all that wonderfully educational stuff and I’m sneaking out with a paperback with some dude in shoulder length hair, making out with some half-dressed chick with a Cinderella’s castle in the background.  I’m so lame! 

I mean, I go to Bible study, I read the Beth Moore books, watch the videos, and work in the workbooks, journal… I do, but after a few weeks I get bored.  <sigh>  Just recently I started reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and it’s wonderful.  But my Kindle says I’ve only read 20% of it.  I’m too embarrassed to tell y’all how long ago I started reading it. 

I can’t begin to tell y’all how much I love my Kindle.  I mean like, the house is burning and I have to decide between the family photos and my Kindle… I might hesitate.  I’m not proud folks.  Really… NOT.AT.ALL! But the Kindle means no more book covers that keep the pages ‘protected’ when really it’s just meant to hide the embarrassing cover photo.  No more checking out books and having the librarians ask if that’s all… like she might point you to the erotica section hidden in the back… I mean… I have no idea where they keep that stuff.  Pfftt! 

I wish I could blame my mom and her 3,000+ collection of romance novels, not kidding folks, it might be more.  But at around 12 or 13 my cousin and I started trading our Harlequin’s back and forth.  Our mom’s never knew it.  And how embarrassing would that have been.  Like… oh my gawd!   ;)

But her collection didn’t start until I was probably a junior or senior in high school and even then we didn’t share books.  It was more like the college years and later.  And then it got really embarrassing.  She and my aunt would rate the books and give descriptions like “Slow to sizzle”, “Sexy” or the most embarrassing, “HOT!”  Those were reserved for Susan Johnston's writing who started out with Playboy.  I know… I was traumatized at a young age.  (Love you mom!)   

So anyway, for the last few years I have really tried to read ‘good for me’ books.  I just finished one called Weak and Loved by Emily Cook.  It was great.  But again, it took me longer than it should have.  I used my Amazon Prime (Yes, I <3 that too!) and borrowed it, I had 3 days to finish and borrow another before August ended and I missed this month’s free book. 

Because I had just watched a marathon of Dr Who I thought hey, maybe a time travel book would be great.  And since I’ve read a few in the past and liked them… why not.  So thanks to Amazon I found the perfect book… time travel + knights in shining armor + a doctor…okay, she’s a sleep specialist with a doctorate…close enough = totally awesome. 

I mean, okay, so no Noble Prize or anything, but for a SAHM who hasn’t left the state of Texas in, wait… I need to do the math… (10 carry the 1, minus 3 kids = ) it’s been a long time.  I needed a fast and fun read, but admittedly it’s embarrassing that I’ve read 60% of it in 18-hours.  <sigh>  Seriously folks, I need a dozen cats, an afghan, reading glasses and oh wait… besides the cats I’m set.  <double sigh> 

Oh, I guess I should tell y’all that the book is Dreamspell by Tamara Leigh.  I’m not done, so it could totally blow at the end, but so far, it’s so romantically, time travel cheesy… my heart is happy.  And my kids got to watch Netflix today… so they are too.

*And yes... I like The Guild.  ;)


  1. Still searching for that darn book with the indian! :-)

  2. We had it in our hands! Why oh why did we put it back? :(

  3. This cracked me up. Life's too short so read what you like. Just don't let your daughter see. :-)

    I found you through the TGIF Blog Hop and am your newest follower. Have a great weekend!

  4. Haha! That's great! We all have our guilty pleasures!

    Found your blog through TGIF Blog Hop! Looking forward to following you. :)

  5. I just can't bring myself to buy a kindle. Something about the paper, the smell, the smutty covers. I mean, the quality portraits on the cover. Love this of course and so very glad you linked up again this week! (BTW, your schedule has inspired me to think about making a schedule) :)

  6. Oh I do love a 'real' book, and for all the same reasons.
    But a Kindle means instant gratification and mama like that. ;)


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