Sunday, October 9, 2011

Further Evidence That I Am Crazy

But that's pretty much a prerequisite for an English teacher, right?

The evidence alluded to in my post title is the fact that I am joining Wallace's read-a-long of Anna Karenina. I actually tried to read this back in college, but a serious bout of mono derailed my reading, and I never went back to it. Each week's reading is extremely manageable, so I'm hoping this proves doable.

But why is that so crazy? Book bloggers join read-a-longs every day. Well, it's crazy because I'm starting a new reading project; it's even more crazy because I am currently 160 pages in to Clash of Kings (its over 1,000 pages long), and I have Storm of Swords staring me down from the shelf thanks to some fluke in the library system that resulted in my hold requests for both (1,000+ page books) being processed at the same time. This means that I have until October 21st to finish those two books, or else I have to return Storm of Swords without finishing it (highly unlikely) or keep it and rack up library fines (highly likely). We do have a school break in about two weeks which could help my chances on the bookish front, but still. What am I thinking?

There are too many books....I cannot resist them....

You know you have a book problem (is there such a thing?) when you start telling yourself things like, "well, it will be okay because I can read the Martin during D.I.R.T. (Daily Independent Reading Time--I do it three times a week with my freshmen), and I can read the Tolstoy on the weekends; everything will get read!" Only in a perfect world, self, only in a perfect world.

Now it's time to fess up: who else has this problem? Please tell me I am not alone...

6 comments:

Jillian said...

You're not alone!! ;-)

Read the Book said...

Phew! Thanks, Jillian. And I'm excited that you're doing this read-a-long, too!

picky girl said...

This is so me. I keep starting books like mad and reading bits and pieces. Not sure why except maybe I'm not *loving* everything I'm reading? Hm.

Good luck with Anna Karenina. Not my favorite, but you may love it!

JoAnn said...

I'm laughing a little at this post, but no... you are definitely not alone :-)

S. Leighanne said...

You are seriously not alone! I tend to start more than one book at a time, some of them being my own books, others for readalongs, others are review requests, and this is on top of getting ready to graduate college.
So, I have to figure out time management, which is hard!

New follower, btw :]

winstonsdad said...

I used mutiple book read after blogging for a bit but have since returned to single books just works for me but I also want to join in loads of things but maybe not the most oranised person so sometimes forget them ,all the best stu