Friday, December 31, 2010

visiting old friends

I didn't mean to take a vacation from blogging this past week. It just sort of happened. I have a large project for my church, as well as three books for work that I need to read but really am not wanting to. So I don't. And since I'm not working on my project or reading the books I need to read, I feel guilty if I read a different book. Or watch a movie. Or blog. So instead, I deep clean. It's my way of procrastinating without feeling guilty about it. I call it Productive Procrastination. My apartment hasn't been this clean in months.

While I was dusting my bookshelves earlier this week (I really hate dusting, which just shows how much I really don't want to do what I really need to do), I started picking up books and flipping through them, reading my favorite parts. It was like visiting old friends. What should've been a 20 minute job took a couple of hours. Who knew that dusting could be so fun? Not me!

I visited Valancy from The Blue Castle and Rilla from Rilla of Ingleside, both are my favorite books by L.M. Montgomery. Then there was Tisha. I'd actually forgotten I owned the book. I had to visit Louise and Caroline and Call and the Captain out on Rass Island in Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson. Harry Crewe and Corlath in The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. Gabriella in Dark Horse by Mary Herbert. And then Julie from Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt.

These were some of my favorite books growing up. I read them over and over and over again. I'm going to have to go dipping into my bookshelve again. It was really fun to visit (and not feel obligated to stay).

3 comments:

Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

ohh that is so awesome! I was feeling pretty nostalgic a little while ago and went out and purchased a bunch of books that I loved as a kid! I know the feeling! hehe There was this one book that I use to love but I cannot remember the name of it for the life of me and it was my favorite book as a girl how bad is that eh? lol

Happy New Year and all the best in 2011

Kristen

Alexa said...

I've been doing that this week too, we're trying to begin sorting things out for a move later this year. I was supposed to do the bookcase but I just sat reading snippets of loved books :)

resugo said...

It's so fun! And really rather relaxing.