I have actually vowed NOT to buy any books until I can jumpstart my reading again, and while I have been cradling my Apple iPad and my Kindle and keeping them handy in my tote, I haven’t really done much reading in the last couple of months. Not good, I know.
Right now I have around 5 hard bound books waiting to be read, and I’ve gotten nowhere with Betty White’s “If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t)(Note to self: Hoping to finish THIS weekend!) and I’ve practically given up on Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods: A Novel(One more try?). What I’m raring to start reading (which is going against what I just said I had vowed) is George R. R. Martin’s third installment of “A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) which I just downloaded.
So maybe — just maybe — I’ll finish American Gods.. and get on with reading Agassi’s “Open (which was actually Ofie, my sister’s pick), and get on with catching up with the Grisham books I have yet to read. (Soooo way behind with that one, too!) I know I want to read more than I actually manage to. I can certainly do better. With theKindle just a touch away, I really have no excuse. And there are the other books I downloaded which I hope to eventually get to.. if I can get a 48-hour day. LOL
My books have always been a source of solace and pride for me. Solace because they have provided me with a place where I can enrich myself without actually going anywhere and spending for more than what the book would’ve cost. Pride because I count them as a personal accomplishment when I think about the books I HAVE managed to read. It makes me feel as though I am actually doing something proactive to keep my brain cells alive and kicking. =) Let’s see how many books I will manage to finish reading this 2012. 12? That’s a modest and reasonable goal. Let’s hope I meet it.