We moms definitely don’t have as much time as we used to for reading (unless you’re talking about homework agendas, notes from the preschool teacher or parenting handbooks on sleep training), but there’s nothing like a good book to take you away from it all. So I still try to carve out some reading time every week, even if that means waking up a bit early or staying up a bit late. And holidays usually provide me a little extra time to get through a book or two, especially now that my kids are old enough to entertain themselves when we fly out west to visit my in-laws, and I get a few hours on the plane with nothing to do but read.
So I’m already stacking up the books that I’ll aim to get through this holiday season. My list includes finishing The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, the last of ‘The Girl’ trilogy (which I am half-way through and dying to finish to find out what happens to Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomquist), and Beyond the Mountain by Steve House, an autobiographical account from one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers. Coming from a mountain-loving family, I am always inspired by great alpine adventure tales as this one is sure to be. And of course, there is The Distant Hours, the next sure-to-be bestseller from Kate Morton, which I am looking forward to reading, too.
That should be enough for me—but how about you? We’ve got 10 copies of The Distant Hours to give away—just leave us a comment here and tell us what your reading plans are for the holidays.
(Winners will be chosen by random draw. Contest closes December 10.)