This is what Kaden has woken up saying the last few mornings, and I've got to say, I couldn't agree with his sentiment more. Of course, when he says this, it sounds more like, "I neeee books!" Just like when he says "I read books," it sounds more like, "I reeeeee books!" It does my English-teacher heart proud to hear him say this; I'm not going to lie.
I need books, too. It's just part of who I am. When I have nothing to read, I feel this sense of anxiety, like something is terribly wrong. Something is missing.
I just finished reading Sarah's Key. Today. While Kaden was napping. When I should have been doing laundry. Don't judge me
Did you know they made a movie based on this book? I had no idea. Where have I been?
I don't know if I will ever see it. The book was so tragically sad, that I don't know if I can handle two hours of reliving it on film.
My journey through The Thirteenth Tale, which was my most recent read before embarking on the guilt-fest The Science of Parenting (do NOT read this book if you have ever let your child cry), reminded me a lot of my experience with Sarah's Key. I got swept up in both stories and couldn't put them down, but was kind of left voicing an anti-climactic, "Huh" at the end of each.
I'm looking for a new book. Something that won't make me feel like a terrible mother. (Although when I got to the chapter in the aforementioned book that said you should disregard the commonly accepted advice not to sleep with your infant, because even a newborn baby would not let itself be suffocated, I stopped reading and felt a heck of a lot better about myself. Suddenly, the text had lost some serious credibility with me. My favorite part of this chapter was when they said to make sure you were in a well-rested alert state when sleeping with an infant. HA! Who is well-rested and alert while caring for a newborn in the middle of the night? The times I did fall asleep while rocking Kaden, I was a sleep-deprived MESS!)
Anyway, back to the book search. Any suggestions?