My Book Thing

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.

Please.

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0 Responses to My Book Thing

  1. s@bd says:

    orrrrr … i could go to Nerdville with you and be perfectly happy(how about you still get the tatoo, mkay?)

  2. KCG says:

    There is room for both. I don't enjoy reading news online as much as the paper. The tactile part is essential. I also can not journal on a computer … must have the nice leather-bound book and a good pen

  3. Bea says:

    I SO hear you on this one, GcQ! I've been thinking I need to build more book-reading rituals into my day. I read a chapter with my lunch and a chapter before bed, but at that rate I complete maybe one book a month. I need a regiment (for a lot of things actually, but we'll put the book-reading first and deal with the housework later).

  4. Jenny says:

    I totally can't do the iBook thing. I must hold the book. I want to feel it…smell it. Of course eventually I'm going to run out of room in my house. And then I'll have to move.But I LOVE the virtual library shelf. When I go to someone's house for the first time I always sneak a peak at their books to see what kind of a person they are.Sylvia Plath, Salinger…You are so my friend.

  5. Kristen says:

    I have a major problem reading books these days. What is it with the addictive nature to blogging, though? I mean, I KNOW I want to read more books, and I can't give up my job or my kids to do so – my time, what little spare time there is – is going into blogging, so it only follows that if I want more time for books, blogging has to suffer. And yet, I can't seem to do it. GAH!

  6. Kristen says:

    Just went back and checked the list – I love it. And now I'm even more conflicted over my blog/book time problem, because there are several on your list that now I'm remembering I wanted to read at one point in time!

  7. Bek says:

    THat is so true…I have to choose between blogging and reading…and I LOVE to read…. I do find that when I have a good book I stop doing things around the house until I just FINISH IT ALREADY..then I can go back to cleaning and laundry, etc..I saw your invitations on DesignMom's site. SO FUN!!!! Do you know her or did you just find her? She is a friend of a friend of mine from Uni…and she has ALWAYS had great taste. Even in the small town that we all went to college in..she was a stand out… :-)

  8. Sandra says:

    Oh how I miss books. And oh how I am cheating on my boyfriend with my new iboyfriend – just like you. But a threesome .. now that is an interesting idea.

  9. lildb says:

    you have the rest of your life to read books. why sweat it?anyway, books are overrated.*ducks to avoid being slammed by all the vegetable missiles suddenly aimed at her head*

  10. mothergoosemouse says:

    I've made a conscious effort to read more books recently. I've been reading fiction (which I rarely read and almost never purchase) that I check out from the library. The deadline of the due date has encouraged me to read at a faster clip than before.

  11. Mom101 says:

    That's very cool! My daughter clicked on it by accident ( go figure) and I checked it out. I've been trying to split the difference a little more lately; commuting to work has given me about 80 minutes a day for reading and I've found my life is richer for it.

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