Most of my friends have a stack of books somewhere, unread, full of interesting things, waiting to be cracked. I am notorious for this now that I have discovered a half price bookstore mere minutes from my home. Everything’s half off! Or used! Why not spend $15 and get five books?
The problem is…I read kind of slowly. Well, comparitively slowly. Husband is a superspeed reader with a crazy photographic memory. I get distracted – with the use of language, with imagining some subplot, with weather the cover art was really appropriate. But I am a confirmed bookworm, word nerd, reader and bibliophile.
What’s on my bookshelf right now? Let’s see…
I’m 1/8 of the way through David Foster Wallace’s The Broom of the System
The Best American Non-Required Reading of 2008, a recent gift from Husband and one of my fave series
Garlic and Sapphires, by Ruth Reichl, because she’s been recommended to me and also I like food writing
Little Flowers of Francis of Assisi, a collection of tales from the life of St. Francis of Assisi
Interworld, by (cue angel choir) Neil Gaiman because it was $5 in hardback and I’ve never read it
Postcards from the Edge, by Carrie Fisher – this was a $1 and I’ve never read her before
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver, which I haven’t read because I read Omnivore’s Dilemma and needed some time to digest it (no pun intended)
The Four Agreements, recommended by my sister
The last couple Dresden Files books are floating around here, having been devoured by Husband already
That’s a big stack. Better get to it.