Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Appreciating the Differences

Greg and I love to read.

Our bed-side tables are usually overflowing with books. But we usually dont read the same books. Except Preston & Child (they're special).

When we were dating - I used to worry these types of differences would become bitter points of contention in our relationship.

I was so wrong.

Here's an unabashed look at our current book piles.

Greg's Side -

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Liberal Fascisim - Jonah Goldberg
The 5,000 Year Leap - Cleo Skousen
The Elegant Universe - Brian Greene

Rachael's Side -

Cemetary Dance - Preston and Child
Cabinet of Curiosities - Preston and Child
Selected Poetry of Christina Rossetti
The Life of King Henry VIII - Alison Weir
Tall Grass - Sandra Dallas

Over the years, I've come to greatly enjoy the differences in our literature preferences.

On the nights we're not buried in our respective books, I'll fall asleep quoting poetry to Greg or muse over his latest quarrel with the String Theory.

I'm sure he doesn't remember all the details of my fascination with the war between Spain and England under Elizabeth I. And he knows I have no interest in naming any offspring after John Galt - even though he has excellent points against socialism.

It's a lovely routine.

Different tastes.

But extremely happy all the same.


leadatortilla said...

Loved this post. I have more Sandra Dallas books for you - and I'm positive you'll enjoy them much more than the Tallgrass - as they are more original and have surprising twists... hope to see you guys soon!

Staci said...

Totally agree. I find myself reading something just so that I have something interesting to talk about sometimes. I guess I have reached a new level in living with small children.

kj said...

I loved this post. And just for the record, Atlas Shrugged makes me grumpy. Every time. But I ADORE Sandra Dallas! And I completely admire you for having the patience to read poetry. I want to be more like you!