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Buried By Books


This is my stack of “currently reading” or “to read’s” that are stacked on my nightstand. 

All but one of them are library books so I have a deadline.  I hate deadlines.

I am currently reading “Breaking Dawn”, “Home Comforts”,The Dinner Diaries”, and “A Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events”.  Oh, and “Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams”, which a coworker of Brett’s let me borrow and it has been a very long time and I need to get back to it because it was fascinating.  Sorry Jen.  I will get your book back to you.

This is how I read.  I need to work on my attention span.

I can’t take the kids to the library and not get myself a book or two.  Or three or four.  I try to just look for the kids, but I find myself browsing the books in the juvenile section and think, “I should read this to see if it is appropriate for Luca!”  And then on the way out I pass the shelves of “Staff Recommended” books and I can’t pass up a recommendation.

And as I sit here I realize there are some missing from my picture.  A friend recommended “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” by Dale Carnegie and I have had my copy from the library for, oh, three weeks now and I am going to have to renew it before I ever start reading it.  My plan has been to finish all the books that I am in the middle of so I can really focus on that one when I read it.

I also planned on reading “Beezus and Ramona” by Beverly Cleary with Luca.  Her stack of books to read is at least as tall as mine so at least I have a little time.

I’m feeling the pressure; I better end this.  I have some reading to do!


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  • I suffer the same syndrome – libraryitis. Have you joined up with GoodReads? The Abigail Adams book sounds very interesting. I am trying to make my way through Breaking Dawn, but haven’t heard of your other selections

  • whim

    Yes! I love GoodReads. I haven’t been as on top of it the last couple of months, but I just started going back and trying to remember and enter what I have read during that time. I have been planning on doing a post and linking to my profile so I will move that up on my “to do” list.