Saturday, October 9, 2010

Readathon Update

It's past eleven now and I've been very happy to have spent my morning reading on my balcony before my roommate gets up for her hourly smokes.
So far I've finished:
Touching From a Distance by Deborah Curtis

i'm currently reading:
How Did You Get This Number by Solane Crosley

Lines Up:
Great Houses by Nicole Krauss
Moonlight in Odessa by Janet Skeslien Charles
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

I did spend a substantial amount of time looking up Joy Division songs on Youtube to try and fully understand Touching From a Distance, but other than that i've been reading all day.

My Reading Room was asking for pictures of our books, and as I'm getting hungry reached the middle of HDYGTN I took the time to take a few pictures:

This isn't the best representation of my collection. When I moved back into my apartment I had acquired more books that would fit on one shelf. After a week I was tired of boxes and bought what I thought was going to be a decent sized shelf to put in the corner of my room. The shelf turned out to be the size of a nightstand but luckily holds all the unread books I brought with me. It's also being used to hold all of my school notebooks and textbooks, which are either out of the picture or haphazardly laying about. Really I'm just proud I was able to put this together without power tools and that it's still standing.

Like I said, I only have one other bookshelf. As I look at it this is the shelf I'm most proud of. On the left is a small collection of the books I've recieved for review, followed by a varried look into some of my favorite and not so favorite books of the past few years. Four of my favorite books are on this shelf - Falling Angels, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The History of Love, and Everything is Illuminated. Unlike the first picture, i've read everything here, and if i hadn't just moved everything from one room to another I'm sure this shelf would be collecting dust along with ducks and notebooks. Maybe if I'm feeling nostalgic later I'll take Falling Angles off the shelf, it deserves more love than I've given it in the past few years. 
(you can also see part of my movie collection)

So that's my morning Update. Hope everyones have a great time reading!


Anonymous said...

Read, Read, Read and you will succeed! :D

Trisha said...

One, Two, Three, Four
Get one done and read some more
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Reading so much, can't see straight
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Pick another up off the shelf!
Happy Reading!

Kate said...

There's a great movie about Joy Division called Control (and by great I mean greatly tragical).

You're blazing through your pile
And updating your blog on books,
So I thought I'd cheer you on a while
And tell you how great your site looks!