I like to read in bed and last night I noticed, that on the bedside table I have seven books going.
The last book I read without interruption was The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. It was fantastic. I recommend whole heartedly, it has a place on my top 10 lists of best reads ever.
Since finishing that book though, I’ve started and stopped reading several books.Â None has caught me in the same way and I tend to wander in my concentration. Hence seven books on the bedside table.
Ken and I gave away at least 12 boxes of books when we thought we were moving. Now that we arenâ€™t going anywhere, any time soon, I bought a box of books for $2. at the library book sale, and now I have a plethora of topics to choose from.
Right now I am reading:
The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet. This is an adventure book written by a woman in the 1920s who after her husband died, packed up her five kids and spent each summer on a small boat, exploring the BC coastline. She describes the sights, flora and fauna very well, but I wish she told us more about herself and how everyone spends their day together on a small boat. I am more interested in relationships than of places it seems. Still, she writes well, so I sally forth.
The Worldâ€™s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne. I just started this book and I know I am going to love it. A six foot seven, 270 pound librarian, with Tourette Syndrome, in Salt Lake City telling me about his day on the job. My kind of book for sure.
Clean by David Sheff. Heavy, personal, and educational on the topic of addiction. I like how Mr. Sheff speaks of addictions as preventable and treatable. His point of view is that of a father of an addicted child. Powerful and boring. Powerful when he writes about his relationships, boring (to me) when it gets technical. Surprise!
All the Anxious Girls on Earth by Zsuzsi Gartner. This is a collection of short stories. I like having a book of short stories on hand. Less commitment on my part with a good sense of completion. Pondering encouraged.
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan. Iâ€™ve started this novel so many times and donâ€™t seem to get anywhere with it. Iâ€™ll probably put this one aside soon enough, or keep it in the stack and maybe one day get into it, or not.
You and Your Future by Georgia Nichols. Georgia Nichols is the writer of the horoscope I read each day. I got this book at the library book sale and will only read the Taurus and Leo chapters.
How about you? What are you reading besides this post?