While at work today, I decided to write down all the books that I've seen and want to read so I'll remember to read them. And, holy cow, I've got about 20 books on there. Granted, about five of them are for a series I'm reading, but still....
And I know I could read them on my breaks, but I decided that I really wanted to start working on the books that I have at home that I've been stockpiling over the years. And since I have (at a quick - and possibly not completely accurate - count) *120*
at home that I want to read.... Okay, granted, a handful of them I've read before (quite a while ago) and I want to read again so I can figure out if I want to keep them or not.
While I don't have the admirable goal of reading 40 (or however) many books this year that some of you have, I would like to make a respectable dent in that pile before my "To Read" list gets to be too long. Especially since I have a tendency to amass books like some women do shoes. And I've realized that since I've started working in the bookstore, my "playing" field has completely opened up. Prior to this job, I was mostly a fiction and fantasy reader, every once in a while venturing into nonfiction if either absolutely necessary or the book looked *really* *really*
interesting. But now that I'm surrounded by all sorts of books on a daily basis, that filter has fallen away and I'll pick up practically anything that looks interesting (as evidenced by the fact that about half of the books on my list are nonfiction).
The book I've taken in to read at work is C. A. Tripp's The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln
. I guess I'm about halfway through and I really like it so far.
The one I'm reading at home is Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas
. I just started it tonight and I'm about 30 pages in and like it a lot too.