I've mentioned on this blog before that I am a total bookworm. I love books. I love the feeling of cracking open a new book for the first time and letting the world drop away. My 4th grade teacher used to describe reading as watching a movie in your head--only YOU get to cast every character and stage every scene. I love it.
But, books are also a way that I sometimes spend in excess. We have many, many bookshelves in our house, and they're all pretty much full. I've started going through and taking the ones that I didn't absolutely love to the used book store. I also made a commitment to try my darndest to check books out of the library rather than buying them, which has worked out well for the most part, except that our podunk local library tends to mostly stock Louis Lamour and Nora Roberts, which makes sense demographically, but doesn't make browsing particularly fun. So, I usually have to request books from other libraries, and there's usually a wait list.
I try to stagger when I'll receive the books, but every once in awhile I'll move up the list more quickly than expected and end up with a plethora of books, like this week:
This stack is a little ambitious for two weeks worth of reading, even for me. Justin likes to poke fun at me and say that I'd be able to finish Under The Dome in two days, but that's just not true...that alone will probably take me a week and a half or two, considering the time I'm usually spending on the Beth Moore study each day. I've started reading The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest first, just because I'm certain that I won't be able to renew it. After that though, anything's fair game--though I should mention that I'll almost certainly be able to renew The Fiery Cross, so I'll probably save that for last. So basically, I'll probably end up reading either Under the Dome OR Midwives and The Last Talk with Lola Faye. Have you read any of these? Which way would you go?
And as always, if you've recently read a good book that I should add to my "To Be Read" pile, feel free to mention it!