If I hadn't moved so much over the past 5 years, I could have personally started my own romance library with well over 100 titles. As it is, I became VERY familiar with the romance section at the library in Maryland. Right after we moved and I got a library card (it was one of the top priorities on the list) I headed to the romance section of the library, started with the A's and worked my way through the alphabet. Did I read every book the library had to offer? No, but I read a LOT of them. I haven't visited the Mahomet library yet, but I have a feeling we will have a similar relationship once I finally get my Illinois driver's license!
One of my life goals has to either start a book club or join a book club. When I moved to Mahomet, I was very lucky to have Mindy (my amazing cousin) introduce me around and invite me to join her book club. I understand that romance novels are rarely a part of book clubs (there really isn't much to discuss), so I figured this would be my opportunity to go outside my reading comfort zone as well as an opportunity to meet other women! During our last book club meeting, several women were talking about going to see the Hunger Games movie when it came out the weekend of March 23rd. In addition to being excited about the movie, everyone talked about how much they enjoyed the book.
The following night I downloaded the Hunger Games trilogy on my Kindle. Over the past 5 days and nights, I have plowed through all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy. I LOVED the 1st book. It was riveting! I can't even think of another word for it. I enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd book, but not nearly as much as the first. I have told Matt that he has been deemed worthy enough to borrow my Kindle so that he can read at least the 1st book (he takes a little longer to get through books, so this is quite the sacrifice on my part)! I am hoping that if he finishes in time, we can make a date night and see the movie together.
Now that I have finished these books, I am hoping that my life can return to normal and I can spend the evenings doing more than curling up on the couch or in my bed reading. Matt has been working on painting the trim white and replacing the baseboards in Amelia's room. I have been working on some art for her room as well, so we are hoping this room will be completely ready in the next two weeks. Once that is done, I will put up a big reveal of, what will then be, the nicest and most put together room in our house!