Actually, I am just trying to convince myself that the tea I am drinking right now is awesome – because what I really really really want is a good cup of coffee with lots of creamer. I love creamer. Probably more than I love coffee. I woke up this morning and lo and behold, there was no creamer. Silly me for forgetting to pick some up. Plus this tea is decaf… what’s that going to do for me?
Here are the books I have lying around my house right now. Some of these I have been sitting, starring at, thinking “Hey, I spent good money on you books. Why are you just sitting there?” Dust collectors, I guess. But good news, now that I have started this bloggity blog, and have taken this picture, it’s like I have to read them – right? As you can tell [or maybe you can’t, it’s not the best picture… I never said I had an awesome camera folks... there will be better ones, promise.], there is a lot of Richard Brautigan [whom I love], there is a Stephen King book that I was told that I should read [so I bought it for like, a whole two bucks, at a used book store], I’ve got some books that I’ve seen on some of those “You Must Read This Before You Die” lists, and then I just have some books that I flat out want to read.
Speaking of those Best-Books-Ever-That-You-Have-to-Read-Or-You-Aren’t-Cool lists, I am going to make my own [because, I mean really, if EVERYONE is reading the same books from all the same lists... no one is reading anything really 'new']. Entertainment Weekly in 2008 came out with a list of "New Classics" – or rather – books they view as classics written between 1983-2008. Then there is Modern Library’s list of 100 books that the Board recommends, and 100 books that Readers recommend.
So, lets combine and make my own list of however many. I won’t include books that I have already read [although, I may read them again, just for fun].
So, on to reading! What to choose… what to choose…