|Three Blue Books
||[May. 30th, 2007|08:25 am]
On my last library run, three of the books I managed to pick up had light blue covers. Thanks to all of the upheaval in my life, I'm not reading nearly as much as I used to -- one to two books a week. Right now I'm lucky if I can get through one in every two weeks. And I used to complicate things by usually having more than one going -- a non-fiction that I read slowly, and a fiction that I plow through. But lately have been restricting myself to one at a time, just so that I can get through it before I grow bored with the whole concept.
Yeah, I read fast not because I can, but because I have a very short attention span and I need to get through a book before I grow bored with the concept and because there is nothing worse than trying to decide: should I continue to slog through something that's begun to bore me, or set it aside and thereby WASTE the time I've invested in it. sigh.
But somehow, having these three books with near identical light blue covers, I often found myself picking up the "wrong" book. And found myself in the middle of: Moral Disorder, Margaret Atwood's latest short story collection; Android's Dream, a sci-fi novel; and Pigeons, a non-fiction book on well, rock doves.
I've been reading them forever! Thank goodness, yesterday I managed to finish both Pigeons and Moral Disorder, which has freed me up to attack Android's Dream, which I am really more than a bit over. I'm sure I would be enjoying it more if I'd read it straight through, without forays into the wilds of Canada and coops of pigeons. But it's chock full of espionage and counter espionage and I'll be damned if I can remember who's on what side or what their actual motive is.
I will be stopping by the library tonight on the way home to pick up the next round of books. Which will be carefully chosen with very different looking covers and spines.