Tuesday, August 12, 2008

So Many Books, So Little Time

I admit it—I'm a dabbler. A fickle bibliophile. I know should settle down and get serious, but it's just so fun playing the field that I haven't been able to talk myself into it. Here's a partial list of my current flings in no particular order.

  • Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling (Bushman)
  • Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil (Lee, Forman)
  • The Real Thomas Jefferson (Allison, et al)
  • In Sacred Loneliness (Compton)
  • Paradise (Morrison)
  • Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning (DeMille/DeMille)
  • Archimedes and the Door of Science (Bendick)
  • A Disciple's Life (Hafen)
  • Fascinating Womanhood and The Fascinating Girl (Andelin) [Man, in a really twisted way, these are two of the funniest books I've ever read.]
  • The Measure of the Universe (Asimov)
  • Eternal Man (Madsen)
  • The Book of Mormon [Perpetually]
  • The New Testament [Perpetually]
  • Algebra 2 [Perpetually]
  • A slew of magazines

Really I need to be reading, not writing, so off I go. I'd love to know what you are reading. Not that I would add it to my pile. No, no. I am totally on my way to being a monobibliofin. (Of course, it's a real word. Do you think I'd make something like that up?)

[P.S. It occurs to me that my fluffy books aren't on this list. That's because brain candy— romance, teen fiction, fun books, craft books, etc.—is generally polished off within a day or two and never hits the pile.]

5 comments:

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

What about blogs? Or don't they count as real reading?

Jami said...

Oh, blogs totally count as real reading. My blog reading could be the subject of an entire post, perhaps the starting point of a new twelve-step program as well.

Papa D said...

Blogging might require a 15-step program.

Also, the brain candy is a great diversion for brain cramp caused by the books on your list. *grin*

Jami said...

Ray,
Guess why the list keeps getting longer. That's right! Because I am not finishing them!

I'm moving through the chicken book at the briskest pace. And last night I chewed off another chunk of Asimov which must be read in silence or my brain says, "Wha'?!?" And Archimedes (in spite of having a scary Greek name) is a children's book.

So what would the 15-steps be? (Not that I need them, mind. I can stop reading blogs any time I want to. I just don't want to.)

Alison Wonderland said...

I'm so glad you threw in the PS. I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to be your friend, I could never love someone who only reads serious books.