What are you reading?
FOR REAL, I am not allowed to buy or borrow any new books until I have taken AT LEAST five off of my “currently reading” shelf.
— Leslie Ann (@librarianatarms) October 9, 2014
I keep picking up books and then not finishing them. I still haven’t finished The Witch’s Boy, even though it’s great, and I started The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which is also really good, but in a different way. Maybe I just can’t stick with one thing for too long.
Right now, the list includes: Totto-chan: The Little Girl in the Window, The Island of Excess Love, Superman: The High Flying History of the Man of Steel, Diamond (in the Hetty Feather series), Afterworlds, The Wind Singer, and The Cambridge Companion to Children’s Literature – and more.
These are all wonderful books! I just can’t seem to stick with any of them for very long. (That’s probably why I’m twelve books behind on my Goodreads Challenge 2014.) Does that ever happen to you?
I zipped through Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. I read it cover-to-cover, and I hadn’t even started it last week. I think my book bouncing has a lot to do with burnout, so reading about the other introverts helped soothe me. I was hoping for a few more practical tips and tricks (you can’t arrange to work from home when you’re a school librarian, e.g.), but this was a nice (ahem) quiet corner to retreat into when I’m overwhelmed.
I did have some critique of the casual classism of the book, but that will get it’s own post.
What do you think you’ll read next?
As mentioned, I am not allowed to start anything new until I have finished – or dropped – five books from my “currently reading” shelf. So I’ll be working my way through that for awhile.