So I'm concentrating on my blog site from now on. You can find Joyously Prolifice here:
I hope to see you there!
Books everywhere. It's like I fear to be out of reach of something to read if I walk from one end of the house to another. And if I do leave the house, well there's bound to be a print book AND the Nook with me. Russ and I were once at a hotel for three days and realized we had over 20 books with us. Then we went out and bought more.
I thought of this the other night as I rested in the bathtub, my little bathtub desk pulled close as I tried to decide which of the four books within reach I wanted to read. Istanbul? Pagans and Christians? Creative Suite 5 Design Premium for Dummies? The Wealth of Nations? (Creative Suite won)
On my Nook I am reading a large collection of Andre Norton books and Mansfield Park. On my desk you'll find the InDesign CS5 Bible, Photoshop CS5 Bible and In the Best Families by Rex Stout. The Stout keeps pulling me away from work I should be doing. I am working my way through the InDesign book and really enjoying it.
The bedroom has the Cambridge Ancient History, Book 1 Volume 2 at the moment. And the Nook is often my before sleep reading.
Lately I had been thinking that I'm not reading much, but I realized that I am reading quite a bit. It's just scattered between too many things. So, time to cut down the 'am reading' pile again. The Stout with be first. Mansfield Park should follow -- fiction, in general, being easier to get through than the nonfiction. Istanbul is almost completed. And by the time I get those done, I'll probably have started a few others. I'm like that.
I am preparing to leap in and buy ebooks this month, too.
Eventually, I will work my way through all the books, of course. If I truly don't like a book, I just removed it from my life and it is no longer within reach anywhere. The few rare exceptions are some reference works that give me a headache to try and sort out. Fiction, though, is another matter. If I don't like a book, I don't finish it. If I don't finish it, I don't write a review. That simple. My life is busy enough already.
And so, now, back to work so I can get done and read a bit more today!