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Then I read a post by a book blogger who admitted suffering the same pangs. She made a list of the top ten books she had purchased and neglected to read. . .so far.
So I thought, I can do that, but I ended up with eleven. Some of these titles were presents, some I bought from Amazon, one from an independent, others from the used book store in town, and one I won online. I am indiscriminate in my acquisition of reading material.
And here is my list:
- Wendy and the Lost Boys - Jill Salamon (gift)
- The Gershwins and Me - Michael Feinstein (gift)
- Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple (won!)
- The Art of Cruelty - Maggie Nelson (Amazon)
- Witness - Ruth Gruber (Amazon)
- The Poison Tree - Erin Kelly (used bookstore)
- Orynx and Crake - Margaret Atwood (used bookstore)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Sloot (independent bookstore)
- Grace: A Memoir - Grace Coddington (Amazon)
- Turn Right at Machu Picchu - Mark Adams (Amazon)
- The Things That Matter - Nate Berkus (Amazon)
The other thing I noticed is that the majority of the books were non-fiction. Hmmm. Wonder if that means something.
Anyway, I decided I need to cut back for my own sanity. Then I discovered I wasn't alone.
Here is a link to Jill Guccini's post When You Realize You Can't Read All The Things. After you finish it, you will feel part of a larger group of avid readers all suffering and enjoying the same problems.