Saturday, October 08, 2005


I have discovered, albeit through friends, that I am in the middle of too many books. Now even though I didn't need my friends' observation of this fact, it has still been helpful. Maybe it says something about me, maybe it doesn't. You could say that I am someone who starts things yet never finishes them, or maybe that I cannot commit to anything whatsoever. Whatever you may say, I still enjoy the books I am in the middle of, and I know that one of these days I will read them one at a time.

For now, I will continue to read the books I feel like reading, whether or not I have finished the one before it. And as to the books I am in the middle of? Here they are:

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Edit on 12/17/06 - Will not complete before 2010)
A Million Little Pieces
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Disgrace (Edit on 5/14/05 - Disgrace completed)
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Fight Club
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (Edit on 12/17/06 - Will not complete before 2010)
Life, the Universe and Everything
Pride and Prejudice (Edit on 12/17/06 - Will not complete before 2010)
The Hobbit (Edit on 5/10/05 - Hobbit completed)
The Mysterious Island
The Towers of the Sunset (Edit on 11/19/05 - The Towers of the Sunset completed)
Two Years Before the Mast (Edit on 12/17/06 - Will not complete before 2010)
Vernon God Little

So that's 5421 pages altogether. That is, if I were to start from the beginning of each one. I know for certain that I have not passed 100 pages on any of them except The Hobbit and A Million Little Pieces...

I think I need to start finishing what I have started.


Joel said...

I tried only reading one book at a time last year. The result for me was: I stopped reading. Take it or leave it, one man's experience

timsamoff said...

I can't read multiple books at once -- two are my limit and that's pushing it. I do read a lot, but one book at a time is my motto (although, I am nearing the end of a 3000+ page trilogy).

imsoindecisive said...

i never read books because i don't know what to read....there's so many out there...and...i don't know! I can't make up my freakin' mind!

Carrie Cosby said...

James I think you're one of the few men I know that would volunteer to read Pride and Prejudice. Cheers, though - enjoy your quality time with literature - I generally do better reading 4-5 books at a time, too ... keeps my attention and imagination wandering.