But even a speed-reader like me needs a holiday to catch up. I read because I like to read. If it becomes a chore, or if it feels too much like work, then there is no point to doing it anymore.
So I will take two reading vacations each year. One will be during the traditional winter holiday season, and one in the summer.
That will allow me to recharge my reading batteries and to catch up on books I've been setting aside for months (see the photo for a small part of my stack). This will be my last post until Jan. 2. I'm looking forward to seeing my family, to cooking a big Christmas Day lunch, and to reading, reading, reading.
And since many of you ask me what I'm reading on any given day, here is my list of books that I'm ready to dive into:
- A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan (thanks, Leslie!)
- The Devil's Star, by Jo Nesbo
- The Fig Eater, by Jody Shields
- The Ladies of Grace Adieu, by Susanna Clarke
- The Tudors, by GJ Meyer
- Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
- A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens (getting ready for the 200th birthday event in Feb)
- The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen
- Miss Timmins School for Girls, by Nayana Currimbhoy
- Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See (this will be reviewed in 2012 with an author recipe!)
See you in 2012!