Thursday, April 30, 2009

Reading Machine

The laundry was not folded and put away.
The dishes were piling up in the sink.
The carpet needed vaccuuming.
The fridge was almost empty.
I blame it on Eclipse. If I wasn't at church or outside with family, I was reading. I finished the book Monday night and I want more! I borrow the books from a good friend, and she keeps forgetting to bring Breaking Dawn. It's like crack to me and I NEED to read it. I'm starting to get withdrawls.
Since I have become this crazy reading machine, I started reading this book by Paula Deen. My sister-in-law told me it was a must read and graciously let me borrow it. Now, I love me some Paula. She is the essence of Southern and you all know how much I want to be Southern! I just adore the way she writes and I cannot put the book down. She had a hard knock life and I have a whole new respect for her...and food!

51 comments:

Kyla said...

You sound like me... once I get going on a book- it takes a tsunami for me to put it down before I finish it!!!

Lucky in Love said...

I know what you mean about the Twilight books...when I was reading them...I hardly stopped to eat! People would be talking to me and I would just stop paying attention to them because I was SO into the book. I don't think I skipped a day in between books!

Hubs and I got my MIL that Paula Deen book for Christmas. We've seen her a couple of times in person at the Food Show here and she is really fun. Glad you are enjoying the book!

Jon and Steph said...

You are so cute! I was the same way with the Twilight saga, could NOT put it down! Next you should read the Sookie Stackhouse series. The HBO show True Blood is based from these books!

Happy reading ;)

Blablover5 said...

This reminds me of the one time I loaned the first 4 Harry Potter books to a friend of mine. I figured I could give her the 5th when I'd see her a couple weeks later before her wedding.

Yeah she read them all in about 4 days. I can understand the first 3 but 4 was bigger than a phonebook.

Gwen said...

That's why I don't read on a normal basis because then everything else is not important!! I'm glad you enjoy it so much though!!! XOXO

AmberDenae said...

I also love to read but haven't read a book in too long. I never read any of the Twilight books. I guess I should. haha

I love Paula Deen! :)

Angie said...

I LOVE Paula Deen! We ate at her restaurant The Lady & Sons when we went to Savannah. The food was fricken amazing. I bought an autographed cook book of hers there and I have attempted some of her recipes. They all call for at least a stick of butter in each one lol. NOT good for my waistline!

bb said...

Eclipse was my favorite of the series...I'm on Team Jacob ;)

Whitney said...

That's how I feel about every book I read!

Carrie said...

I am that way with a book the world ceases to exist when I am reading.

Tara Gibson said...

i should read this book! I met Paula a couple months ago. She is soooooo sweet

Jenny.Lee said...

I go into reading phases all the time. A friend lent me these books called Club Vampyre. I'm only on book 1 but so far really good!

Jules said...

So great that you finished Eclipse! You will fly through Breaking Dawn too.

Mrs. J L said...

Put it this way...I finished ALL 4 books in a week. I am not one to read alot but my goodness, I was hooked. lol. I loved it! I got frustrated a few times throughout but overall they were great! You shold get out the other one she (Stephanie Myer) has out on ur website. Its Twilight but in Edwards version. AWESOME! I's only 12 chapters of the book but its way better than the first, atleast in my opinion...you see more of how feels for her. very romantic. :)

THE Stephanie said...

I wish I was addicted to reading. But for me, it's Bejeweled on Facebook. Can.stop.playing. LOL

tootie said...

I just got Paula Deen's book from the library. I can't wait to start reading it!

Emily said...

omg.. I was the exact same way... I hate left overs and was like.. suggeting leftovers every singe night!ha! keeps getting better;)

Megan said...

"Its like crack to me and I need it"
Ok that made me LOL!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I love me some Paula!! She is my all time favorite t.v. chef! I love the way she talks and all the "butta" she uses! Mmm, good :)

Brett Alexandra said...

Ohhh, I love new reads!

Lauren said...

I think I read these books all in about a week--of course I had them all right there waiting in line! I've heard great things about the Paula book--I may have to pick that up soon!

a H.I.T. said...

I was the same way with the Twilight Series! I haven't seen the Paula Deen book, can't wait to check it out :)

brooke said...

hey thanks for stopping by!! i like it here at your place too! ummm...and lady can i just tell you i have seriously read the series like four times...no joke...OBSESSESED...i was a late bloomer in that i didn't start reading them until last october...but once i did oh.my.goodness...could not pry my hands off...i just wanted to be in forks...all day everyday! looking forward to seeing you around!

d.a.r. said...

I really really want to read that!! And I am the same way, I won't sleep if I am in the middle of a good book!

the future mrs Hinz said...

my mom has even read all of those books and i havent! i guess i need to jump on the bandwagon!

KC said...

Yep, you have officially become addicted to Twi-crack. Welcome to the club!! ;-)

Mrs. D said...

I haven't read the Twilight series, but you sound like me! When I get into reading something, everything else doesn't seem to exist!!

Amber said...

This totally reminded me that I need to go to her website and read the half-finished book she wrote from Edward's perspective. Have you read that yet? I'm sure it's fascinating! Glad you're enjoying the series!

C said...

haha! Sound like me- only my distraction isn't reading, it's house hunting! :)

pocket full of pink said...

I'm so excited to read it!! Thank you for the recommendation!

AmyT said...

those books will do it to you! I became obessed!!!! I couldn't wait to see what happened next!

*~! megs !~* said...

there's got to be something wrong with me!!! why don't i feel addicted to twilight like all the rest of ya'll!!!!!! I'm still on new moon. not finished. i'm actually looking at it right now and feel no strong desire to pick it up.. i'm feeling like a weirdo.

i also don't like paula deen. since i'm being the opposite of everyone today i thought i'd put that out there!!!! i'm officially not human.

Sandy Toes said...

What is it with that book...my girlfriend is the same way. They even have Twilight cupcakes!
sandy toe

USCEmily said...

I'm the same way with a book! I'm reading American Wife right now and I read it constantly!!

For some reason, I was no longer following your blog- not sure what happened and stumbled across that fact today, so I'm sorry I haven't commented lately! I'm now following again :-)

Honey said...

i was exactly the same way, i had to force myself to eat and sleep and go to work. it was awesome. can't wait to hear how you like the fourth book, it was my favorite!

The Other K Wick said...

I am right there with you on the Twilight books.

Deb@Mommie Mayhem said...

Welcome to the club ! Twilight Saga rocks !

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

I hear ya, for about a month I was a zombie. I slept minimal hours and did as little as I could get away with because my nose was stuck in a book. Hope you get started on Breaking Dawn soon. It's so worth it.

warmfuzzies said...

You have got my curiostiy going and I now have to see if my library has that book of Paula's. I do love her food and she is truly Southern. Now that I live in the SOuth I need to figure out how to be more Southern. I am a New England Yankee but I can be a Southern New ENglander, RIght? LOL!

Melissa said...

You need to get your hands on Breaking Dawn NOW! I read the whole thing ( all 7oo+ pages) in 2 days. That's literally all I did for 2 days was read!!

Jessie said...

Aww, thank you for your kind comments. I am doing "Take Shape for Life." It's the medifast diet. You order it in the mail. You get bars, shakes, soups, oatmeal, etc and you eat 5 of those a day, then have a "lean and green" meal for dinner...or lunch if you choose. The lean and green is like a lean meat & veggies...chicken salad for example...with low fat dressing. It SUCKS sometimes, but the results are consistent, so it's worth getting the weight off. They also have a transition diet, so you don't put it all back on when you're done.
Whew...that was a long comment :)

Jessie said...

Oh, I am hopeless to do anything else if I'm reading a Twilight book. I have read them all...and am very sad there are not more.
She is writing a "Twilight" from Edwards perspective, but I want more of the story!! :)

Kim said...

LMAO.... The Twilight series is SO addicting. It's sick.

Sarah said...

haha!! I know excatly how you feel!! I went through the same thing when I was reading it!! haha : )

Shanny said...

I totally understand. I read all four books in one week. No kidding around when it comes to Harry Potter or Twiligh Saga!

Q. and La. said...

I LOVE lazy days with a book. The ONLY thing that makes it better is rain on the roof!

Wifey said...

I might have to check out good ol' Paula's book... glad your having fun reading.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Mrs. S. said...

Oh, Twilight...it was the cause for me not getting things done at my house for about a week. It was SO worth it though!! I am excited for summer so I can get back to reading!

MrsSouthernBelle said...

Twilight is crack. I finished the whole series in a week over Christmas break. I hardly saw the sunlight! Breaking dawn is my favorite. Have fun reading!

Samantha said...

I know, I love Paula Deen too!!! I am glad you like the book. I could NOT put it down when I was reading it!!

Lynsey T said...

I love Paula! I didn't know she wrote a book but I'm definitely going to look it up on Amazon! Thanks for recommendation.