Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Unfinished Books

If you're like me, you've probably got a stack of books that fall into one of two piles: a) To Be Started; b) To Be Finished; and, c) Recently Acquired. Maybe you don't. Maybe you follow the buy one/read one rule. Probably the best rule to follow.

I've got three stacks and a few weeks down time. The stacks are next to my bedside table. And now that I'm in "relax mode" until I get edits and feedback, I don't know where to begin.

To Be Started:
Playing With Boys by Alisa Valdes Rodriguez
The Love Wife by Gish Jen
The Good Wife Strikes Back by Elizabeth Buchan
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

To Be Finished:
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Last Lullaby by Denise Hamilton
Every Night Is Ladies' Night by Michael Jaime Becerra
Southern Storm by Terri Blackstock

Recently Acquired:
At This Moment by Trent Jackson
God's Country by Percival Everett

Hmmm... where to begin? So many books, so little time. I'm heading to Nashville on Friday morning and I think I want something fun to go along with me. What to choose?

Writers don't always make the best readers... meaning, speaking for myself, I buy, acquire, or receive too many books. And when I'm writing, I don't like to read much besides entertainment magazines or blogs -- don't want other styles influencing what I'm working on. Now... what will it be?

And let's not even go there with the To Be Re-Read pile. That's another story...


Trent Jackson said...

I love Fred.

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