* As much as I hated the job I had for years that had become so mindless, I kind of miss it in a way because I used to be able to listen to books while I was working. Hours of listening to books guilt free! Now it can take me a month to finish listening to a book as opposed to the one week I listened to all 38 hours of Edgar Sawtelle.
* I was twelve, yes only twelve, pages into Black-Eyed Susans the other night when I knew that it was going to be a book I was not able to read in bed lest I have nightmares. Yep, that's how susceptible I am to being frightened by a book. Are you a scary book reader? If so, how do you keep from having dreams about them?
* Speaking of Goodreads, I hardly use it any more other than as a way to track the number of books I've read. Which is kind of a shame given that it was one of my favorite sites for a long time and how I met so many of you. But, there's only so much time in a day and Amazon. Y'all know how much I'm not a fan of Amazon.
|This shelf, at least, has been|
* I keep thinking that I'm going to do a thorough reorganization and culling of our books but the fact that there are books on all three floors of my house is a major stumbling block. That's a serious workout I've got to be committed to before I can even do the mental work involved. All of this rearranging in my house lately has meant some shelves got a going over but not nearly everything. Do you keep all of your books in one place?
This week I feel like I really did well. I found A Visit From The Goon Squad and Finn (which are both on my bookshelves), as well as Cry, The Beloved Country which I've been wanting to read for a long time. I found Revenge Wears Prada on the new release shelf for $2.50 but my big score was Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage. I must admit I got a little swoon to find Murakami!