August 14, 2011
There are lots of things that I wish I had more time to do. We all do. A big one for me has always been to read more books. I tend to favor magazines being that I'm a big visual person and I enjoy the lack of time commitment. I still however love a great book. I just love curling up on the couch and escaping my own time and space, if but for a brief moment. I always find it interesting how someone else's story (whether fact or fiction) can sometimes help you see your own life more clearly. It's like the Windex of the soul. Sometimes you get a little bird poop on your windshield in life and you need some help seeing past it. Really deep, I know.
I'm currently beginning what I like to call "Project Forgotten Tales". I have an awful habit of getting book ADD and abandoning ship half-way through a lot of books because a shiny new book caught my eye. Shiny things often make me lose focus. So, the objective of this project is to finish what I've started. I am not allowed to pick up the new shiny new book I want to read until every book is read to "The End". I am giving myself one free pass: The Nanny Diaries. I won't force myself to endure that again (no offense if you like it). I should also read all of the books I have bought and never even touched before I buy a new one. With a new baby this should only take me about 5 years to accomplish. Go.
What books are you all reading? Anyone else have a stack of unfinished books?
Oh, and the book in the image is The History of Love by Nicole Krauss if anyone is interested. I did read that one the whole way. It's absolutely beautiful. I'd highly recommend it.
PS. I just typed this whole post one-handed (holding the baby). I've got mad typing skills. I try and tell them to lighten up. Baddum Chu (bad joke drum sound).