Almost every morning, I get up early enough to read a bit in my home office (and almost most importantly, drink my first cup of coffee). I read the psalms and then a little of this and a little of that. I also try to get my to-do list going before, inevitably, I have little visitors who want to cuddle in my chair with me. I am now reading the very last book on my first read-a-shelf project from last year (Ann Beattie’s New Yorker Stories).
Last week, I was looking at the original shelf and marveling at how it is now completely crowded with a different set of books, all of which I desperately want to read. And you know I love a project. I kind of love telling myself what to read. It just works for me. So here’s the next batch of books on my shelf. Two books entitled Goodbye to All That (Graves & New York versions). You can’t see one of them – it’s stuffed on the far right side of the shelf – out of sight but still, two books with the same title!
It will probably take me about a year to read through the list and no, I won’t be writing big essays on each book. I am over even attempting stuff like that. I will keep taking pictures of book covers and writing about what I have loved every week. Seems so manageable and part of my daily life at this point.