Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Reading - I'm the Worst

I don't really know why - but I am an incredible reader in the spring, but an awful reader once summer hits and going into fall.

I'm not sure if the early months following the holiday's if the weather, the lack of activity, and so forth leads itself to better reading opportunities.

Yet, somehow I find myself always hitting a wall sometime between May & June in my reading and not finding the ability to pick it up again until after the New Year.

I'm trying though. I really am.

The first part of the year the notable books I read incidentally were all very different types of books.

I read:

* Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely(thank you Jon for knowing I would love this)

* Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon (another gift by a favorite author, but who knew I would enjoy this book of essays on genre fiction so much)

* In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs: Stories by Tobias Wolfe (I rarely read a short story collect, but with a group discussion at the direction of Amy I through myself into the project and loved it)
It's not an expansive list, and I wish it were more exhaustive. I do love reading. But there's so many distractions.

I had an epic fail with my attempt to read Brighton Rock by Graham Greene- A month and only 40 pages in led me to stop.

Currently I'm desperately dragging my heels on the recently awarded Pulitzer prize winning novel Tinkers by Paul Harding - which is so tiny I should be done being that I started in August. But I can only make excuses.

I guess what this means is I need to prioritize my Spring 2011 reading so I get in what I really want to read. And maybe, if I'm optimistic (and focused) I can put a couple more, or at least one more, under my belt before year end.


Amy said...

You need to pick some fun books to read!

RC said...

Amy, What do you mean -- you don't think these are fun?

What are you recommending?