Okay, so I read on one of my favorite blogs about this book, The Talent Code. Natalie (the writer of the blog...not the book) has FIVE sons, the oldest being in kindergarten. Yes you read that right. I figured if she had time to read it and rave about it, then it must be good. Plus I had read on Amazon those who enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers would most likely like The Talent Code. So I bought it.
Problem is I left it on the kitchen table after having read just 5 pages. I was already hooked on it but guess what? My dear husband found it, picked it up, and started reading. He said he "just wanted to see what it was about." Instead, he was totally captivated and hardly put it down. He would repeatedly say, "Just let me know when you want it back and I'll give it to you." Right, like I'm going to take it out of his hands.
So a day or so later I was at Target
and happened to find a book I thought he might like....
only because he loved The Christmas Sweater
by this same author.
I thought I would just buy it for him and use distraction.
You know, 'here's a good book for you, now give mine back.'
What I really wanted was to read my book in our hotel room in Pismo last weekend.
So I packed Snow Angel in our suitcase hoping to make the switch with him.
Instead, he did this most of the time we were alone.
Notice how his mouth is slightly open?
That's how he reads when he's really into it.
So I didn't have the heart to take it from him.
So last night he came into the kitchen where I was, and actually said, "I want to thank you for loaning your book to me. I finished it!"
I laughed. "Loaned my book to you?"
He totally ignored what I just said. I could tell he was still in deep thought over the book.
Instead he said, "How I wish I had a book like that to read when I was raising my kids."
I know he's wanting to discuss it all with me but the one rule I made with him was not to talk about it till I have read it, too. So I will start back on page 5 today.
Meanwhile... Dennis has a new book to read.