Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Shared Vice

Shared Vice
by Lisa Hughey

Vice. It connotes bad things. Depravity, sin, things to be avoided, things, potentially, to be ashamed of.

And now I confess that I have shared my vice with my children. Not just shared but encouraged.  

Bet you're wondering...what could it be?

We've covered television, smoking, drinking, naughty magazines, fried eggs. And even with all those topics, no one mentioned my vice. But I guarantee that every single Pens has the same addictive vice that I do.

I love Books. Paranormal romance, mystery, historical romance, time-travel romance, thrillers, non-fiction, science fiction, fantasy, erotica, romantic suspense. 

Reading books is a huge time suck. And in this age of uber-productivity and twenty-four hour connectivity, people are expected to be on task and on target every single waking minute.

So how do I unplug? I can lose hours to a good book. Sometimes, I will spend an entire day gorging myself on more than one. More like two, three, four, even five books. Usually I hunker down in my bed, comforter fluffed around me and a stack of books by my side. I only emerge from my little cave for tea and the occasional sustenance. And by the end of the day, my bed is littered with the leftovers from my voracious reading habit.

And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Share my vice with me and cuddle up with a good book. 


ps. I'll leave you with this darling video.


Rachael Herron said...

Love that video. And I hear you -- I have one goal today, to cuddle up with a book. Okay, and to clean the house. But the book is WAY more fun.

Toni in Florida said...

You will never convince me that books fall into any category of vice. I'd even forgive a book hoarder for his/her, um, extremely extensive collection.

Nope. Books saved me in my childhood and adolescence and, hell, adulthood. So, no vice there!

And that video is fun, but think of how much reading time was lost to rearranging those books over and over and over...!

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