Monday, December 14, 2009

too little time, too many books

Elisabeth Reading / August Macke
It has come to my attention from my dear fellow volunteers at our local library that I don't finish any many of the books I take home with me. I can't deny this fact but it is because I usually have more than one book open at a time, and the laws of attrition and due dates cause me to send some back before I'm done or I find another that catches my interest. Not to mention crossword puzzles. They kindly explained that it makes it hard to discuss a book with someone who hasn't read it all. Bother!

So, I am now making my first and only resolution for the new year: I vow to finish more books (unless they are just too awful). But what about on-line reads like Slate, NY Times and Washington Post? No, that doesn't count. And keeping up with other bloggers? Necessary.

Now I feel better knowing I've made up my list of resolutions(s). . .but there's still that one from last year where I promised to keep on top of the moldy grout in the shower. Sigh.

Forever is composed of nows.
Emily Dickinson


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Donna said...

I TRY to make it a rule that if I Start it, Finish it...Then I'm allowed to move on to the Next one...doesn't always work...hahaa...hughugs

jabblog said...

I've had a problem finishing books recently - too many other things going on - so I can sympathise. As for the grout - it'll keep!

Daryl said...

Wonderful resolution. I am a book addict. I keep buying books. They sit in a pile next to the bed and every time I buy a new one I add it to the pile .. at this point I may never catch up but I resolved to read the hard covers more quickly since it seems that often by the time I get to them, the paperback is being released!

Snap said...

I have the same *problem* ... too many books and not enough reading time. Ah, well ... it sounds good to me! :D :D

Cloudia said...

Blogs and media have ruined me for books....

Aloha, Friend!

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