Lane and I have been brainstorming ways to stay connected during deployment. One of our ideas is to read the same book at the same time. It will basically be a two-person book club. I know I will have more free time than him for reading.Even if we only make it through a couple books, I think it will be worthwhile. I know that sometimes the fact that you miss each other starts to cover everything else you have in common. I am hoping that having little rituals like this will give us something else to talk about and focus on.
I would love any suggestions of book's y'all have read. Maybe with your spouse, or just something that you really liked. I am have been spending forever on Goodreads (my profile here) trying to find good books for us to read during deployment. I have such a hard time finding books that I think will be a good fit. I would like them to relate to either things in which Lane and I are already interested, or focus on love and relationships. However, I don't really want marriage advice books. We already read a giant pile of them before we got married. (If anyone needs advice on those books just shoot my an e-mail). Here are two that are on my list so far.
A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson
Lane really wants to hike the AT, and this book is all about that exact adventure. I know this will be a fun and uplifting read.
The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel
This tells the story of a relationship in the format of a dictionary. From the review I have read, it is very moving for a fairly simple book. I think it will be a good fit for the hectic lifestyle associated with deployment.
Any recommendations? I really think this will help us stay close and connected during deployment.