Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wow! I Could Have Read the Whole Bible.

My teens spent the summer re-reading, and watching the movie versions of their favorite dystopian series.  Not wanting to be left behind (no pun intended) I joined in, listening through the audio versions of the books they were reading (that way the laundry stayed under control, and we occasionally still had home-cooked dinners).

After The Hunger Games,  


and The Giver series,

I was working my way through The Maze Runner books, debating whether to head into The Death Cure, or to listen to the reviewers, skip it entirely, and turn to the prequel book in the series instead (after the disappointing ending to The Giver series, I wasn't sure I wanted another open-ended ending) when I did the math...

...and had one of those "I coulda had a V8" moments.

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Instead of a summer of depressing dystopian/teeny-bopper romance type fiction, I could have read (or listened in style) to the entire Bible - which has a quite excellent ending, I might add - with time to spare.

I was depressed for a minute.

Then I remembered, summer's not over yet.


Amy Johnson said...

Love this comparison! It is so tricky to decide between the good, better, and best moments.

Ticia said...

That's always the hard one to figure out, what is the right balance.

Angelic Scalliwags said...

Y'know, I've had a similar light bulb moment with our Shakespeare summer, which took an inordinate amount of time to plan. Time I could have been spending with my very quickly growing twins. Time I can never have back again. So whilst we are currently having a blast and spending every minute in activities with each other, I had to forego four weeks with them prior to this. Not again, me thinks. Everything in moderation, maybe?

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

The timeless quest for balance...