Friday, July 17, 2009
Reading has been a big part of my life for many years now, but lately I just can't seem to find time to do it. This surprises me since it's summertime and I'm not working much. I had this idea that my summer would include time to sit in the sun and get lost in a book. Maybe it's the garden project, which still takes up a fair bit of time with raking, weeding, and watering. Or maybe my life is just getting busier somehow.
In any case my stack of summer reading just keeps getting bigger and I'm not really finding time to dive in. Every time I go to the library to pick up a book that I've put on hold I find a few more books I want to read. This stack is an eclectic mix and I don't really know if I'll get to any of them. (And it doesn't even include the book that my book club is going to discuss in August--Night Train to Lisbon).
I think I'll take this stack apart and set them here and there around my house so that it's not so overwhelming. Then maybe I'll be able to pick one up at random and sink in. The Diana Athill childhood memoir looks enticing.