Saturday, December 19, 2009

Good Readings

I've probably mentioned before how I love to read. I've also probably mentioned how I buy books faster than I can read. Sometimes, I think I like the idea of reading itself even more so than the actual act (I get frustrated that I don't read fast enough or that it, sometimes, makes me too sleepy to get fully enveloped in a story).

I have a whole list of books I want to read on my GoodReads page. Everytime I get through one book, I feel so accomplished. It's a great feeling, and I want to feel more of it. I'm thinking one of my new year's resolutions will have to do with this. I really want to take the time to slow down my days by reading, relaxing, and calming my thoughts.

Seriously, I know it sounds cheesy, but I really want to be good to myself in the new year. This is just one of the ways I want to start.

Today I bought Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife)'s new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry. I'm really excited to read it because I loved TTW so much. It was brilliantly written, and it's my second favorite novel of all time. I can only hope she lives up to the expectations I have for her. I'm a little cautious, though. After reading my all-time favorite, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, I chose to read her second book titled Lucky and only made it 200-something pages in. I just lost interest, and eventually put it down to rest. I don't want to be disappointed like that again. TLB and TTW were too influencial and important to me to be let down again by their authors.

But first, I must finish Songs For The Missing by Stewart O'Nan.

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