January 03, 2006

Hey, What Did YOU Read During Your Holiday?

I read two books during my time off.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
My Friend Leonard by James Frey

Lately, I've not been reading like I normally do. I will get a book, read a few pages, put it down and start another one. I do this over and over again until I'm so frustrated that it's easier to just watch TV.
Here is my problem: I have "Toooo Many Books"
I buy books, I get books from the library, I am given books and my ADD brain can't control itself and if it can't read ALL the books RIGHT NOW, it won't read any books at all.

The other day, I decided that my New Year's resolution will be to catalog all my unread books in random order and then read them in that order.
I need lists. I'm not a disciplined person so I MUST have lists.
If left to my own devices, I screw things up, but if I make lists and organize my brain, I am more apt to get things done.
So, there you have it kids: My New Year's resolution.

This isn't about losing weight or exercising....I think I can keep this one.

Posted by De at January 3, 2006 02:48 PM | TrackBack

I read A Feast For Crows and started on Botany Bay. Next up is Our School by fellow blogger Joanne Jacobs. Oh, I do so love the books.

Posted by: Jim at January 3, 2006 03:13 PM

I just read year of Magical Thinking - extraordinary. I found it kind of tough to get thru - but one of the most amazing books on what it actually FEELS like to be grieving that I have ever read.

Posted by: red at January 3, 2006 07:14 PM

I went a little crazy at amazon.co.uk before Christmas, and I'm suffering from book ADD as well. I admire your resolution.

I bought myself a treadmill. What the fuck was I thinking?

Posted by: Lisa at January 4, 2006 11:25 AM

Yeah, what the fuck WERE you thinking, Lisa? That's a lot of money to spend on a dirty clothes hamper.

Posted by: De at January 4, 2006 11:46 AM

I don't read books. I spent my holidays partying. Jim was talking about how when he reads books, he completely destroys the bastard, twisting the binding, wrinkling pages. I party like Jim reads - with complete and utter abandon.

Posted by: shank at January 6, 2006 02:18 PM