Monday, April 9, 2012

ZERO willpower: the overwhelming state of my "to-be-read" pile

I should not be allowed to walk into a library unattended.  It's worse than when I'm left unattended at Strand.  Because the books at the library are free.  I ALWAYS walk out with far more than I could possibly read before they're due.  I walked in to pick up Paula Fox's Desperate Characters (which had come in from my epic holds list), and walked out with Roberto Bolaño's 2666 and Dana Spiotta's Eat the Document.  

Now my current "to-read/to-be-finished" pile consists of those, as well as Waugh's Brideshead Revisited (which I'm almost finished.  Damn good book!) and a halfway finished The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family, which weighing in at 600+ pages is a bit too unwieldy to take on the subway.  At least my chronic book ADD hasn't taken me too far off course from my 30 Before 30 self-imposed challenge...

1 comment:

  1. OMG, I totally understand. When my husband and I go to the library, it's total madness! He'll bring home 50 huge art books, I'll have a stack of novels and some kind of craft books (I keep intending to do things besides spend all my time on a computer, reading or writing), and the librarians laugh at us for "cleaning them out." We bring our own book bags, for heaven's sake. It's a sickness. But at least they're free! (Plus if anything is on a display rack or new, I am going to be all over it.)