The library causes me anxiety. I go in there and the place has wall-to-wall books. It's too overwhelming...how do I choose the perfect books to absorb myself in for the follwing 2 weeks. How to narrow it down... Without fail, 2 hours later, I leave with at least 7 books (after whitling that number down from 16).
In March/April-ish I made a new goal. I am going to try to read 100 books a year. Every year. Broken down, that is really only like 2 books a week. That is totally doable. So, I bought a "book journal" called Book Lust (which, I think, is a very clever name!) where I can keep track of all my reads. There is space for the title, author, date and thoughts on the read. The only thing that makes me mad is that I haven't been doing this my whole life!!
In the forward of the journal, it is suggested to give a book at least 50 pages before giving up on it. If, after 50 pages you can't get into it, don't finish it. I thought about that for like 3 days since I always feel obligation to finish a book once I start it. But, as with all goals, there needs to be a little wriggle room, so I decided I would adapt this idea. So far this year I have only given up on 2 reads...
The Poisonwood Bible
The Emperor's Children
Have you read either of these? I just can't get into them. Should I feel bad about that?
ANYWAY, I am reading the biography of Princess Grace Kelly. I find her life fascinating. Academy Award winning actress who gave it all up to marry a real-life prince! Although it certainly was no fairy tale. I think she is just lovely. And I totally have a crush on her and her style!