I read everyday. I can't imagine not doing so. But I haven't been reading much of a variety lately.
One of my goals for the next year is to read one book of fiction each month by an author I've never read anything by before. For January I want to read Tom Robbins Skinny Legs and All.
I haven't started it yet so I need to get busy. The pile above is what I want to work through by June.
A couple of them I've had in my collection for a long time but have never gotten to, some have been made into movies that I liked, others were books that friends passed along.
Anyone have a suggestion they want to add? Anybody read any of these and have an opinion?
Will I finish something if I start it and don't like it? No I won't. There are too many books out there that I can move on to.
I've also been thinking about all of you who started Women Who Run with Wolves and didn't finish. About what draws us to a book and why we finish or don't finish. What is necessary to keep us moving through a book. I suspect Estes book is one that is started and stopped a lot. It's a lot like sitting at a lecture, not something we always want to do.
There are many books of non-fiction that I have taken over a year to read. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Anne Dillard is one of those. I love it, but only read five to ten pages at any time. I might be going on year two with this one.
Does anyone have a book that has taken them over a year to read but they still enjoyed?