November 24, 2010

Catching Up On Reading

Starting my New Year's Resolution early by reading a book a week. It's been less than three weeks, and I'm three books down--a few days ahead of schedule.

It's really not as hard a goal as I thought it would be. The trick is to keep it going. I'm forever catching up from days I find myself in Goodwill, snagging an armful of 25 cent paperbacks and dollar hard covers. And if I want to justify asking Santa for a Kindle this Christmas, then I'd like to knock out at least the top of my must-read list from the overpopulated living room bookcase.

First was 'Tis by Frank McCourt - Loved it. Quite sad though. Led me into a full hour or so of contemplation.
Next was I'm An English Major--Now What? - I should have read this right after my undergraduate years, though.
And last week I finished Atwood's Oryx And Crake. - Awesome. Very thought-provoking.

Phew! It's been a hectic Thanksgiving week already, blog, but I haven't forgotten you! 
Next up in the reading list: Mitchell's Cloud Atlas and Lamont's Bird By Bird.


  1. Good for you! I used to read more than 100 books every year, but these last few years - thanks to the increased hecticness of my life - I've been lucky to make it to 100 even. I think I'll get there by the skin of my teeth this year.

  2. Thanks for the comment! I would love to hit 100 books this year. I've already suffered a setback though, as my doggy hurt her leg Thanksgiving night. Today is my first day since then that I am not making trips to the vet.

    Oh well. She's worth the missed reading time.