February 22, 2011

Checkin In...Bookstore Adventures...

February 22, 2011
Well, the cold, hideous winter weather has returned. I am wondering if the weather could account for so many bloggers being in a reading rut...myself included. I know that my OCD need to finish one book before I begin another is playing a role for me. I was keeping a pretty good pace with War and Peace, but am having a really hard time finding the necessary motivation to finish the last section so I can officially move on. So, tonight I decided to move outside of my box and just go ahead and start something else...something lighter (at least compared to War and Peace) to get me back on smoother reading ground: Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

I picked the play up today along with Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and East of Eden (I seem to have lost my other copy and I feel a re-read coming in my future...), The Color Purple by Alice Walker and a collection of short stories including The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I was thinking about reading a "non-classic" to bring me out of this slump, but that didn't really appeal to me either. I am hoping that snuggling up with this play in my freshly cleaned bedroom (with my stylin new curtain rods) will do the trick.


Kristi said...

I have been in a reading rut too. It's been a struggle to finish War and Peace. While I'm enjoying it, I'll be glad when it's over.

I used to only read one book at a time, but with these readalongs, I've been pacing myself through the month so I've had a few books going at the same time. I thought it would be confusing, but I've found if the books are really different, it's easier to do.

I love East of Eden and I want to read it again too. The writing is so beautiful and I love the characters.

Allie said...

I picked up the same play the other day!

My little readathon this past weekend helped with the slump I was in, but not by much. I still feel overwhelmed with choices and can't pick what to read next.

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