It's funny how some things stay with you. I always liked to read books about World War II as a kid (The Endless Steppe was fascinating to me). I still love books about WWII. One of my favorite series was the Lara Ingalls Wilder books (Little House on the Prairie). When I went to college and would come home to visit I'd read those books to my little sisters...to make sure they wouldn't forget me, but also because I loved the stories so much I wanted to make sure they heard them too.
Anyway, to my present point. I am not a real patient person and when I start a book, I can't really wait around to finish it. The last several books I have read I cannot put down. Every spare minute I get I read. I almost brought my book to the dinner table tonight, but decided better of that one. Luckily for me, the current book was completed at 11 PM, instead of 2 AM like the last one. But I HATE this! I had all this motivation and drive to clean up tonight, but I picked up the book instead. And so now I'm done with the book (wahoo!), but my house is a wreck.
Incidentily I just finished "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." I recommend it..."lovely" is the best word I can come up with to describe it. It does take a minute to get used to the writing style, but it's worth it.
In my ideal life I imagine sometimes my bedroom has a big oversized chair with a side table and a fireplace where I can cuddle up and read, while my slave force (children) are old enough to keep my house clean instead of mess it up :) And they love reading too. And I won't let it get on my nerves when THEY stay up until all hours of the night to see what happens to Narnia or Harry Potter....