butterfly in the sky

In the past month I have read 3 1/2 books…and it’s been glorious!  It’s been so long that I had forgotten how much I truly missed getting lost in a good book.


I started off with Pride & Prejudice (how I have I only just now read this for the first time?), and I officially have a writer’s crush on Jane Austen.  She’s hilarious.  But in a witty, clever way that you don’t see coming.  Elizabeth Bennett’s father is one of my new favorite characters in all of literature.  After that I promptly started on Emma (I told you I had a crush), but have had to put it on hold because two other books entered my life on a timeline and I just finished the second.


Since W. Paul Young (or William P. Young – depending on where you look), author of The Shack, is coming to speak at our church this coming weekend (****MY BIRTHDAY IS SUNDAY PEOPLE!  IN LIEU OF GIFTS, PLEASE SEND LOTS OF HOME DEPOT CARDS TO OUR HOUSE SO I CAN DO SOME AWESOME LANDSCAPE WORK, OKAYTHANKSBYE****), I wanted to reread the book so I could get the most out of his message.  While I was at the library picking it up (because either Mom or Amy has my copy and they each keep saying the other one has it), I stumbled upon Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, which was recommended to me to by the fabulous Jay Coffman as something he knew I’d enjoy – and boy was he right!  Um, absolutely hilarious.  I’ve never enjoyed so many stories about animal carcasses, and lady bits, and zombies…


reading_rainbow1So today (or tomorrow), I dive back into Emma and will vehemently resist the urge to watch Clueless until I’m done!


In short…if you’re a reader, and even if you’re not, don’t let so much time go by that you forget what it’s like to lose yourself in someone else’s story.  Because life is nuts, and sometimes reading a book lets you forget.


Of course, you don’t have to take my word for it…