Books are one thing for which this world is not lacking. My ever growing ‘to read’ pile makes a pretty good case against the argument that the printed word has become obsolete.*
*Though the statistics regarding how many adults haven’t read a single book within a year are rather depressing.
My currently reading pile* looks quite different than the last pile I shared**.
*While I’m actually not currently reading all of these. I have started three of them, and the rest are waiting their turn.
**Though I do pull writing books out every so often for guidance, inspiration, and to aide in combating writer’s block.
My current line up of books-to-read
After traveling to Prince Edward Island, I came home hungry to reread the Anne of Green Gables series.
But there are six books* and the other books in my pile were calling my name. Not to mention that I purchased a few more along the way and received a handful for Christmas.
*Interesting note: In Japan, Anne of Green Gables is required reading.
They might seem all over the place, but then again that’s kind of part of who I am, so might as well read like I live, right?
- A Girl’s On-Course Survival Guide to Golf– At Christmastime a golf store near us was going out of business. I scooped this book up for half price…which was pretty sweet because even Amazon wasn’t offering it that cheap! My interest in the sport hasn’t tapped out yet, so I’m embracing it.
- Fahrenheit 451– Confession time. The first time I read this book, I looked it up on my computer and read it throughout boring days at work. It’s a quick read, but a timely one, even all these years after its first publishing.
- The Things They Carried– I’ve wanted to read this one for a long time. In college, we read an excerpt from it, and I’ve never forgotten the vivid descriptions used to convey the image of men at war.
- The Screwtape Letters– I’m not sure how I’ve gotten this far in life without reading this classic. But then again, I only recently read the Chronicles of Narnia, so I guess that’s saying something.
- The Sweet Life in Paris– I love, love, love novels about food…and I’m sure that’s no surprise. I love how culinary artists can not only describe an experience with words, but that they can also relate a special recipe to important events (and share said recipes with their readers, too). This is one man’s tale of moving to Paris to start a new…delicious…life.
- Big Little Lies– I’m not so sure about this one. At a writing conference I attended a few years back, many of the speakers raved about Moriarty’s book, The Husband’s Secret, so naturally, I read it. While the ‘secret’ was truly a secret, it resulted in an anticlimactic release of the suspense build up. I’m hoping for more with this one.
Cookbooks are naturally in the cycle of things I am currently reading. Right now I’ve been trying to catch up on a few specialty magazines I purchased in the fall.
Do you think I’ve bookmarked enough pages?
What are you currently reading?