I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. But then, I’ve been meaning to finish the four books on my nightstand for a while. And the thing is, I’ve been reading less lately. Scratch that. I’ve been reading as much as ever lately. But I’ve been reading fewer books.
And I used to always read books. A lot.
In fact, it’s no secret that the book portion of our Quicken pie chart seriously needed to go on a diet. It was embarrassing. Really. And the bigger it got, the hungrier it got. Hungry for heaps of first editions, served with first printings and a side of signed copies. So hungry, in fact, that it was actually eating up other vital portions of the pie, like, for instance, the poor defenseless shoe slice. That’s right. The shoe slice. So I’ll admit, the bookless bloggy reading I’ve been doing has not been bad on the shoe rack.
However, I still don’t feel good about it.
In fact, I feel like I’m cheating on my longtime steady boyfriend with my new snazzy iBoyfriend. And that just feels wrong. Sick and wrong. iSick and iWrong.
But the problem is, see, I really like my new iBoyfriend. And I don’t want to lose what we’ve got. And then, on the other hand, I can’t give up my books. I mean, we’ve been together for so long…
So, I’m thinking perhaps we could just all date at the same time. Maybe even all go out together. Call it a threesome. Whatever. I just can’t give either of them up right now. Obviously. It’s a delimma. And. Until I can decide, I’ve made a GcQ iLibrary on Library Thing. Call it a compromise.
Let’s face it, something always gets lost in a compromise. So, it doesn’t represent all of my favorite books. But it shelves my favorite of favorites and my general recommendations. And if all goes well, I’ll have more to put up all the time.
That is, unless I get completely sucked into this new relationship, get an ‘I Heart iBook’ tatoo on my arse, and elope to Nerdsville, never to return. I do realize it’s a slippery slope. So please. Someone stop me before I’m that far gone. Please.