Monday, November 3, 2008

Beware of the Man of One Book

I have commitment issues. I can't just read one book at a time. And I don't mean that I have to have a "normal" book to read as the same time as, say, my scriptures, which I read all the time anyway.
Right now I have a bookmark in:

1. As God Is, We May Become by Steven Colwell
~I haven't actually picked it up since the first chapter, which I read back in April, but the fact that I've made it that far qualifies it for the list.

2. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
~I made it to chapter seven in this one, but I needed a break from it. I was watching a lot of Law and Order: SVU at the same time and all the crime got a little overwhelming. I guess I should have retreated to As God Is, but instead I picked up...

3. Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes
~The sequel to Under the Tuscan Sun, which, although is nothing like the movie I simply adore, is a very good book, one that makes me want to own an ancient Tuscan villa. Bella Tuscany is just as good so far. The chapters are rather long, so I'm only on the third or fourth. It's my feel-good book, so I probably won't race through it.

4. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
~Did you know James' real last name is Wight? I like Herriot much better. I've read this 5-book series only once, but re-read parts of it a number of times. Since I like it so much and it's so easy to read, I figured this afternoon I'd read the series again. I have yet to start it, but it's open to page one on the couch for me to read right after (or during-- though that would make my mother cringe) dinner.

5. Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
~I really despise this book. We're reading it in my Greek Lit class right now. It's so painfully boring I got sleepy just reading the table of contents.

By the way, Peter Jackson is making a film version of The Lovely Bones, due out this coming January. It's rated R, but it has Rachel Weisz as the girl's mother. Mark Wahlberg plays the dad. It should be interesting. I'll watch it on TV a few years from now when I finish the book.

5 comments:

L P said...

Ooh, Rachel Weisz! It's sometimes hard to wait to see something on tv, and what a depressing subject! But, ooh, Rachel Weisz! In the meantime, I have Fringe and The Legend of the Seeker to keep me entertained/grossed out.

L P said...

PS I like your post. I have two stacks of books on the nightstand next to my bed. But I'm making progress! And it's all right to read while you're at the dinner table as long as the book is either a) paperback or b) from the library.

Shannie said...

well it's actually my own personal hardcover copy, but! i took off the dust jacket :D

Jared and Megan said...

I was reading Twilight one time (for the millionth time) while I was eating breakfast and I spilled granola with yogurt and berries (!) on it. I was very annoyed with myself and gravity in general but not enough to stop reading while I eat.

Jared and Megan said...

"it" meaning my book, not my breakfast... eh. my grammar's never been great.