In Which I Give a Shout-out to My Dad

After sending a text message to my dad on my birthday thanking him for this awesome shirt,

he called me and told me to keep my eye on the mail for my other present (does it really get better than the shirt?). On Wednesday, I found a little envelope from Barnes and Noble containing a gift card and this note:

Happy Birthday Michelle, Now you can read more than six books this month!!! ALL MY LOVE ALWAYS, DAD XOXOXO

Obviously my dad read my February recap post and saw that six books per month is all that I ever read. And then he tried to do something about it. Because my dad is awesome like that.

There is one teeny problem though. It’s not a lack of books that prevents me from reading more. I think maybe my dad should come for another visit to see how my library has grown since he last saw it to include at least 400 books that I have yet to read. But that certainly doesn’t keep me from buying more. I will absolutely enjoy using the gift card (still mentally compiling the list it will purchase) and books really are my favorite kind of present.

But wouldn’t it be amazing if buying more books really did lead to reading more books?

Thanks again Dad for the fantastic and thoughtful birthday gifts.

10 thoughts on “In Which I Give a Shout-out to My Dad

  1. Kelly March 12, 2010 / 8:43 am

    I used to work with someone who would go to the bookstore, buy one book, read it and then go buy another one. I don’t understand that, but I’m impressed.


    • Michelle March 12, 2010 / 5:15 pm

      I used to do that before I became overwhelmed with books.


  2. Vishy March 12, 2010 / 9:52 am

    Your Dad’s gifts are wonderful! The t-shirt is really cool! Hope you read all the books you buy this month πŸ™‚ I love the fact that you have 400 unread books on your bookshelf πŸ™‚ I thought that I was the only one with dozens of unread books. Glad to be in good company πŸ™‚


    • Michelle March 12, 2010 / 5:15 pm

      I think we’re all in the same boat. Too many books, too little time.


      • Kelly March 12, 2010 / 5:54 pm

        I think I probably have 400, too. I may have more.

        That makes me feel better.


      • Vishy March 13, 2010 / 9:10 am

        Ha,ha,ha! I think we should start a club πŸ™‚


  3. Jen - Devourer of Books March 12, 2010 / 1:09 pm

    Your dad rocks! Really, though, if buying/accumulating more books led to getting more read, that would ba amazing.


    • Michelle March 12, 2010 / 5:15 pm

      My dad really does rock. πŸ™‚


  4. Bina March 13, 2010 / 6:46 am

    ThatΒ΄s an awesome tshirt and your dadΒ΄s fantastic πŸ™‚ Yay for more books! I never had problems with unread books until I discovered the english second hand books at the library πŸ˜€


  5. Paige March 16, 2010 / 3:43 pm

    That’s a fabulous t-shirt! Your dad has great taste! =)


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