Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Last month, I sat here in this blog, and said that it was my goal to read more, and I specifically vowed to read a book a month. I even went out and bought two new fancy books, and I had every intention of finishing one and starting the other within the month of April. After that promising declaration, I am sorry to say that I fell short of my goal, because I forgot to factor in one major aspect of my life that reigns supreme this time of year: the NBA playoffs.

Much to the dismay of my lady, there has basically been an NBA playoff game on the television every damn evening, and I make sure my night is centered around that. I may miss a quarter here or there, but for the most part I am glued to the television. Unfortunately, when I am not watching the games, I have to be a good boyfriend and watch the shows that SHE wants to see like American Idol, Dancing with the Stars (where Lil Kim got shafted last night), and any other movie that she's seen 567 times. All of this leaves little time for reading, and I know it sounds like I am making excuses, but I am simply explaining myself. Even the few times I have tried to read before bed, the result is me sleeping five minutes later.

My son on the other hand, finished the book I got for him in just two weeks, and mentioned to me that he is ready for me to get him another. He asked me what I was reading, and when I told him it was the same book I started a month earlier, I felt ashamed. I'm all for my son reading copious amounts of books, but I'll be god damned if he shows me up like that. So, I will waste yet another few sentences, proclaiming my re-dedication to reading a book a month.

Yes the playoffs are still on, and yes the festive Memorial Day holiday is coming up, but I vow to finish my book this morning, and write a review. In the meantime, if anyone can recommend a good book for my 12 year old son, it would be much appreciated.

Tonight - Mint Condition

1 comment:

£ said...

i'd make some suggestions but i have no idea what 12 year old boys might find interesting.

wait... I read Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers when i was about 12 or so. LOVED it. loved it so much i "forgot" to return it my teacher's wall of books. :( lol. Its about a young man who enlists in the military, and then is sent to the front lines during Vietnam. Thrilling and touching.

Hopefully i'm recommending something age appropriate. I don't think its too heavy... i know it falls under the young adult category.