August 14, 2011

Scrabble Sundays: Escape

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).


Sara said...

You know, I was always kicking myself for not reading more after I had my daughter because I LOVE to read so we got a NOOK color and it has changed my life. I mostly use it an night sitting by my daughters bed waiting for her to fall asleep and it really has allowed me to read so many books that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to since regular books don't light up in the dark. :) Plus, if you're a magazine lover like me, you can subscribe to your favs and read them on there in color while saving the environment. Win, win.

jefito said...

Ah, "The History of Love" is a wonderful book.

Lady said...

I echo your sentiments on "The History of Love" and "The Nanny Diaries" Everyone should read "The History of Love" and no one ever should be forced to read "The Nanny Diaries." For any reason.

wild iris said...

Yes yes, I have a shelf of unread books now! It's so depressing, more so because some of them are half read ones. I never used to abandon books before :(
Reading Animal Farm right now which shouldn't take too long B-) Then on to Susan Sontag's "On Photography" (warning: it isn't fun).

Tenley Clark said...

Sara: I need to get more into reading on the ipad or kindle, etc. I just can't seem to enjoy it quite yet. I just love the feel and smell of a book. I'm weird, I know haha.

Brother: I know I love it. Not as much as I love you though!

Mom (Lady): Yes, that book was just torture for me, and the movie was worse. I thought that being a nanny I would just love it.

Wild Iris: I'm glad I'm not the only one. Oh, and I've read some of Susan Sontag's book. I love her! Enjoy!

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